Public Lecture: Kathleen Merrigan, USDA Deputy Secretary, September 24

Public Lecture: Kathleen Merrigan, USDA Deputy Secretary
The Sustainability Institute at UNH
UNH Memorial Union Bldg – Theater I, Durham, NH
Monday, September 24, 2012
4 pm
Free and open to the public

Kathleen A. Merrigan is the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Working alongside Secretary Tom Vilsack, Merrigan oversees the day-to-day operation of USDA’s many programs and spearheads the $149 billion USDA budget process.

Deputy Secretary Merrigan has managed the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food effort to highlight the critical connection between farmers and consumers and support local and regional food systems that increase economic opportunity in Rural America.

Time magazine named Dr. Merrigan among the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2010.

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Note: MOFGA has announced that Kathleen Merrigan is also scheduled to speak at this year’s Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME, on Sunday, September 23rd, at 1pm.

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