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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to speak at UA

By David Harten

This article was published April 15, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit the University of Arkansas campus on April 23 and speak as part of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series.

Vilsack, the nation's 30th agriculture secretary, and previously served two terms as Iowa governor. He has been an advocate of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity and has assisted in the passing of several bills to fight nationwide hunger and improve food safety.

The lecture, hosted by the Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences and scheduled for next Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. in the School of Law's E.J. Ball Courtroom.

The event is free to the public, and tickets can be acquired by calling (479) 575-2179 or by e-mailing Trina Holman at


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