Vilsack will attend official hearing in a few weeks.
The Senate Agriculture Committee has set its confirmation hearing for former Gov. Tom Vilsack for Jan. 14, 2009.
President-elect Barack Obama announced his choice of Vilsack to fill the post of Secretary of Agriculture in December.
It is expected that Vilsack will face a range of questions about his attitudes toward biofuels, farm programs, subsidy eligibility rules, conservation and nutrition.