Sec. Vilsack on Rural Education

Sec. Vilsack on Rural Education

October 21, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) During RFD-TV’s RURAL TOWN HALL, Americans have a chance to voice questions presidential candidates and government officials. Recently, RFD-TV hosted Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. President of the Iowa FFA Association, Michael Tupper, asked a question about rural education.  

“The National FFA Organization now has 629,000 student members gaining real world, hands-on skills along leadership,” said Tupper. “What value do you place on these agriculture education programs, especially for school districts that might be stressed at this point in time, where programs might be getting cut?”

“I had an opportunity early in the administration," said Vilsack, "to travel over to the Department of Education and visit with Secretary Duncan, trying to impress upon Secretary Duncan and the folks at the Department of Education the important role that FFA and agricultural education play not just for rural kids, but for all of America.  There needs to be a better effort, I think, to reconnect people with the food and where the food comes from and how it's produced, so there's a greater appreciation for the American farmer and rancher.”

Watch Vilsack’s complete answer in the video above and see how he addresses other issues on RURAL TOWN HALL

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