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Secretary Vilsack visits Agricultural Law Center

April 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the Drake University Agricultural Law Center on April 22 to meet with Prof. Neil Hamilton, director of the Center, to discuss current projects and to reaffirm the historic relation between USDA and Drake University.

Secretary Vilsack was a visiting professor at Drake during the Spring of 2007.

He is pictured here with Prof. Hamilton and other members of the Agricultural Law Center staff. Back row: Matt Russell, state food policy project coordinator and member, USDA Farm Service Agency Iowa state committee, Jenny Zwagerman, director of the Career Development Office and professor of agricultural law, Poppy Davis, 3L student and former USDA national program leader for beginning farmers, and Ed Cox, staff attorney and founding director of the Iowa Farmer Veteran Coalition.

Secretary Vilsack was on campus to headline a campus forum on climate change, hosted by The New Republic and Drake University’s Engaged Citizen Experience, with support from the League of Women Voters.

Founded in 1983, the Drake Agricultural Law Center is internationally recognized for providing opportunities to study how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce, market and utilize agricultural products.