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Perdue at Purdue: University to host open conversation with US Secretary of Ag

Purdue will host an open conversation with United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on April 2 as part of his visit to the university.

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 11:19 AM
Updated: Mar 25, 2019 11:29 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue will host an open conversation with United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on April 2 as part of his visit to the university. 

Perdue is a two-term former governor of Georgia. He was elected secretary of agriculture in April 2017.

According to a news release, he will meet with College of Agriculture students who have organized Hammer Down Hunger, an annual event in celebration of Ag Week, which this year will prepare 150,000 meals to be distributed throughout Central Indiana as well as abroad.

Dean of the College of Agriculture Karen Plaut invited Perdue to the West Lafayette campus on behalf of the students running the event. 

“I am incredibly impressed and know the secretary will be as well by the student leaders who saw the opportunity to make this year’s Hammer Down Hunger such a significant event to celebrate the university’s 150th anniversary and, most importantly, to make a difference in the lives of so many people,” Plaut said.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels will host the conversation from 9-10 a.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. It is open to the public. 

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