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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Highlight Efforts to Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

UPDATED Media Advisory:  

*Note: The previously advised Monday travel to Kansas City has been canceled due to scheduling conflict.

 

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2012 – On TUESDAY, Secretary Vilsack will present Kansas State University’s Spring 2012 Landon Lecture on Why America Needs Agriculture. The prestigious Landon Lecture Series began in 1996 and is hosted in honor of Governor Alfred M. Landon. Three to five of the country’s leading personalities appear on the Landon Lecture platform each academic year and are drawn from the public arena of world-renowned politicians, journalists, cabinet members and other prominent figures involved in current public issues. The lectures are given in the university’s McCain Auditorium and are attended by K-State students, faculty and alumni, as well as the general public.

 

Later in the day, Secretary Vilsack will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the USDA at the dedication of a new Agricultural Research Facility (ARS) in Kansas.

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

10:30 a.m. CDT

 

WHAT:          Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will present Kansas State University’s spring

2012 Landon Lecture on Why America Needs Agriculture.

 

WHERE:       Kansas State University

                        McCain Auditorium

                        221 McCain Auditorium

Manhattan, Kansas

 

11:45 a.m. CDT

 

WHAT:          Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a press availability.

 

WHERE:       Kansas State University

                        McCain Auditorium

                        221 McCain Auditorium

Manhattan, Kansas

3 p.m. CDT

 

WHAT:          Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will give remarks commemorating the Department’s 150th anniversary and the dedication of a new Agricultural Research (ARS) facility in Kansas.

WHERE:       USDA’s Agricultural Research Service’s Center for Grain and Animal Health Research

                        1515 College Avenue

                        Manhattan, KS

 

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