“Agriculture, resource management, and what we do with our working lands constitute your generation’s most pressing challenges,” Deputy Secretary of the USDA Kathleen Merrigan told students at Mississippi State University (MSU) on her recent visit to the state.

Merrigan also met with university officials and leaders of state agricultural organizations as part of her national “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” tour that aims to increase awareness of the interconnection between food and fiber producers, processors/retailers and consumers.

“Secretary Merrigan has been a friend of agriculture,” says Chip Morgan, executive vice president of the Delta Council at Stoneville, MS. “She has always been ready to listen to our problems and needs, and we’re pleased she is visiting our state to learn firsthand about our issues.

To read the entire article, link here.