Tom Vilsack to Speak on Campus Today
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will deliver his presentation, “How Agriculture Education and Research Help Create Job Opportunities: The 150th Anniversary of the USDA and the Land Grant University System — Looking Back and Looking Forward,” today at 11 a.m. in Berg Auditorium of the Life Sciences Building.
According to Penn State Live, the university receives over 60 grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture each year, amounting to over $30 million (imagine that Governor Corbett). Of course, Penn State has a deep history in agricultural research and development, as it was founded under the name Farmers High School in 1855 and later acted under the name Agricultural College of Pennsylvania.
While on campus, Vilsack will tour some of our state-of-the-art agriculture research facilities and meet with faculty to discuss Penn State’s role in agricultural education.