ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue Continues “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Ohio TOMORROW

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ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue Continues “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Ohio TOMORROW

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Joins RV Tour

(East Lansing, MI, April 3, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will continue his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Ohio TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 4th with events including Amherst Greenhouse, Lima Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Farm Bureau, Celina Tent, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Throughout the day, Secretary Perdue will be joined by Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA). During the RV tour, the Secretary will hear ideas and concerns from local farmers, agriculture students and researchers, business owners, community leaders, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees.

This is Secretary Perdue’s third “Back to Our Roots” tour since taking office just under a year ago. On his , in August of 2017, Secretary Perdue toured Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. In September of 2017, Secretary Perdue traveled on his to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. This third tour began today in Michigan and will continue through Friday, April 6th with stops in Ohio and Kentucky.

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TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 4th

OHIO

Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon Visits Amherst Greenhouse
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon will tour Amherst Greenhouse. After the tour, the Secretary and the Administrator will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Amherst Greenhouse, 644 County Road 126, Harrod, OH 45817

Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon Participate in Town Hall with Lima Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Farm Bureau
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon participate in a working lunch and town hall discussion with the Lima Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Farm Bureau. After the town hall discussion, the Secretary and the Administrator will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 4th at 11:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: The City Club, 144 South Main Street, 3rd Floor, Lima, OH 45801

Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon Tour Celina Tent
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon will tour Celina Tent to see its manufacturing facilities and the tents made for disaster relief. After the tour, the Secretary and the Administrator will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 4th at 1:45 p.m. EST
WHERE: Celina Tent, 5373 OH-29, Celina, OH 45822

Secretary Perdue Visits Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for OneUSDA Family Day
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will meet with USDA employees and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium administration and staff during the zoo’s OneUSDA Family Day. After his visit, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 4th at 5:15 p.m. EST
WHERE: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

THURSDAY, April 5th

Secretary Perdue Visits Miami Township Fire-Rescue
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour the Miami Township Fire-Rescue facility and meet with township officials and first responders. USDA’s Office of Rural Development is assisting the construction of this 17,000-square foot building to house the Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department. After the tour and conversation, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: THURSDAY, April 5th at 8:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Miami Township Fire-Rescue, 225 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Secretary Perdue Visits Central State University
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will take a guided tour of Central State University’s (CSU) College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture and participate in a roundtable discussion with CSU agriculture students. After the roundtable, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: THURSDAY, April 5th at 9:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Central State University, 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384

KENTUCKY

Secretary Perdue Participates in Listening Session with Kentucky Farm Bureau
WHAT
: Secretary Perdue will participate in a listening session with members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, to hear their concerns and priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. After the listening session, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: THURSDAY, April 5th at 12:45 p.m. EST
WHERE: May’s Lick Mill, 6538 U.S. Highway 68, May’s Lick, KY 41055

Secretary Perdue Tours Harold White Lumber Company
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Harold White Lumber Company in Morehead, KY. After the tour, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: THURSDAY, April 5th at 3:15 p.m. EST
WHERE: Harold White Lumber Company, 2920 Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, KY 40351

FRIDAY, April 6th

Secretary Perdue Visits Sorghum Farm and Mill
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will visit Sorghum Farm and Mill and meet with owner Danny Townsend to discuss opportunities and challenges for veterans in agriculture. After, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: FRIDAY, April 6th at 8:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: Sorghum Farm and Mill, 11620 Main Street, Jeffersonville, KY 40337

Secretary Perdue Tours Montgomery County High School
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Montgomery County High School’s Agriculture Department with Mr. Jeffery Arnett, the High School’s Agriculture Director. After the tour, the Secretary will participate in a roundtable discussion with local agriculture leaders. Following the roundtable, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: FRIDAY, April 6th at 9:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: Montgomery County High School, 724 Woodford Drive, Mount Sterling, KY 40353

Secretary Perdue Tours Keeneland Race Track
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will tour Keeneland Race Track and have lunch with Keeneland staff. After the lunch, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: FRIDAY, April 6th at 12:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Keeneland Race Track, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510

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