#Ag Secretary Vilsack Bids Farewell at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB

nafb-16-vilsackSecretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who has been in office for eight years, made his last appearance at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention this week in Kansas City, Missouri.

“First of all, I want to thank the broadcasters here today,” Vilsack began to a standing room only crowd. “I think all of you have done and continue to do a great service, particularly to rural areas of the country.”

Reflecting on his eight years as secretary, Vilsack considered whether he has left USDA better than when he arrived. “I think I can make the case that we are,” he said. Vilsack opening remarks

Vilsack then answered questions for 45 minutes, addressing topics such  what the future may hold for him, and whether he has any regrets. “I’m proud of my service,” he said. “I think I’ve done the best job that I can.” Vilsack questions

View and download photos from the event here: NAFB Convention Photo Album

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB