ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in California TUESDAY – THURSDAY

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ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in California TUESDAY – THURSDAY

(Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018)- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in California Tuesday through Thursday, February 13th -15th, to deliver remarks at the World Ag Expo and hold a town hall, meetings, and tours.

Tuesday, February 13th

Secretary Perdue to Deliver Remarks to World Ag Expo

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will deliver remarks at the Opening Session of the World Ag Expo.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. PST

WHERE: International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare, California 93274

Secretary Perdue to Hold Town Hall with Members of Congress at World Ag Expo

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will participate in a town hall at the World Ag Expo with Congressmen Jim Costa, Jeff Denham, Devin Nunes, and David Valadao. The Secretary and Representatives will then tour the expo grounds with Brian Watte, President, International Agri-Center Board.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. PST

WHERE: International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare, California 93274

Wednesday, February 14th

Secretary Perdue to Visit Porterville Citrus

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will meet with Jim Phillips, President of Porterville Citrus and tour the Porterville Citrus packing house. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30 a.m. PST

WHERE: 36445 Road 172, Visalia, CA 93292

Secretary Perdue to Visit Giacomazzi Orchard

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will meet with Dino Giacomazzi, Owner of Giacomazzi Orchard, before touring the Giacomazzi Almond Orchard. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 9:30 a.m. PST

WHERE: 6201-6299 Avenue 308, Visalia, CA 93291

Secretary Perdue to Visit Fowler Packing

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Fowler Packing and speak with their leadership on diversified farm operations. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 10:05 a.m. PST

WHERE: 1289 Fairfax Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230

Secretary Perdue to Visit DeGroot Dairy

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will visit DeGroot Dairy for a tour and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 10:35 a.m. PST

WHERE: 3101-3020 Grangeville Boulevard, Hanford, CA 93230

Secretary Perdue to Tour Harris Woolf Almond Company

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Harris Woolf’s almond processing facility. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 1:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: 26060 South Colusa Avenue, Coalinga, CA 93210

Secretary Perdue to Attend Conversation at San Luis Reservoir Visitors Center

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will meet with Ray Dotson, Acting State Conservationist; Jack Rice, California Farm Bureau Federation water lawyer; and California Water Commission Member Joe Del Bosque for a conversation at San Luis Reservoir Visitors Center. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 3:45 p.m. PST

WHERE: Romero Visitors Center, Gustine, CA 95322

Secretary Perdue to Tour Sabor Farms

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Sabor Farms with Richard Bianchi to view imaging equipment used in fertilization and thinning of lettuce in the field. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 5:45 p.m. PST

WHERE: 4601 Fairview Road, Hollister, CA 95023

Secretary Perdue to Attend Roundtable Discussion at the Inn at Tres Pinos

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will attend a dinner roundtable with producers at the Inn at Tres Pinos. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: 6991 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, CA 95075

Thursday, February 15th

Secretary Perdue to Tour Uesugi Farms

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Uesugi Farms. The Secretary will then hold a media availability.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15th at 8:00 a.m. PST

WHERE: 1020 California Highway 25, Gilroy, CA 95020

*NOTE: Media interested in covering the events should RSVP to press by TODAY, Monday, February 12th, by 7:30 p.m. ET.

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