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Ag Fellows Meet Secretary Perdue

Posted: July 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Ag Fellows Meet Secretary Perdue

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, seven University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students met the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. These students included:

  • Andy Paul, Agricultural Education major from Lexington, GA
  • Jim Henderson, Agribusiness major from Macon, GA
  • Taylor Teague, Agribusiness major from Lavonia, GA
  • Hayley Nielsen, Agriscience and Environmental Systems major from Kennesaw, GA
  • Ashley Smith, Animal Science and Agribusiness dual-major from Sylvania, GA
  • Makinizi Hoover, Agricultural Communication major from Waynesboro, GA
  • Zane Tackett, Food Science major from Suwanee, GA
Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Andy Paul

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Andy Paul

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Jim Henderson

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Jim Henderson

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Taylor Teague

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Taylor Teague

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Hayley Nielsen

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Hayley Nielsen

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Ashley Smith

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Ashley Smith

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Makinizi Hoover

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Makinizi Hoover

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Zane Tackett

Secretary Perdue with Ag Fellow, Zane Tackett

Secretary Perdue, a Georgia native himself, grew up in the Warner Robins area and attended Warner Robbins High School. Then, he went on to attend the University of Georgia where he was a walk-on football player. In 1971, Perdue earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

These students enjoyed spending time with Perdue to chat about their similiarities and how their internships were this summer. Makinzi Hoover, stated "What better way to end the summer as an Ag Fellow than with the Sec. of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue!"

This was made possible through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Congressional Agricultural Fellowship arranged by the Office of Academic Affairs. These students are wrapping up their final week as part of a 12-week internship in congressional offices. Each student has recieved a stipend from CAES as well as compensation from their congressional offices. To learn more about this opportunity, read our Congressional Agricultural Fellowship webpage.

This internship is made possible through our donors to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Congressional Agricultural Fellows meet United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. These students included (from left to right): Andy Paul, Jim Henderson, Taylor Teague, (Sec. Sonny Perdue), Hayley Nielsen, Ashley Smith, Makinzi Hoover, and Zane Tackett.

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