Suggestions from Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

Posted: November 06, 2017 12:00 AM

Suggestions from Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue at the College of Veterinary Medicine sharing words of wisdom to University of Georgia students, staff, faculty and alumni on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Former Ag Dawg student and current United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, hosted a lecture for students, faculty and staff at the University of Georgia last week.

Perdue formulated the lecture to accommodate everyone in attendance through a strategic question and answer session. Discussion topics ranged from the Farm Bill to the need for food and animal veterinarians with encouraging personal sentiments sprinkled in between.

“The future is bright,” said Perdue, as he discussed the array of opportunities afforded to University of Georgia students. He even recalled his own experiences by explaining his passion for veterinary medicine as well as his journey to ultimately serving the United States Department of Agriculture.

 “USDA touches virtually everyone in some aspect,” Perdue states. “My goal is to be the best federal agency in all the federal government.”

Perdue is optimistic in feeding the masses by tackling issues such as food waste, global distribution and food insecurity.

“The USDA is not just involved in giving this person a fish for a day. We are also involved in helping teaching them practical, self-sustaining, independent types of food production techniques.”

Closing his lecture, Perdue stated his hope for USDA to exude an honest culture through consumer driven, facts based and research oriented strategic goals.

The University of Georgia is proud to have hosted Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and we look forward to seeing all he accomplishes during his time in office.


By ABBEY GRETSCH Nov. 6 2017

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