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

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

(Toledo, Ohio, April 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will continue his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Ohio and Kentucky TOMORROW, Thursday April 5th with events including a visit to Miami Township Fire-Rescue, a tour and meeting at Central State University, a lunch with the Kentucky Farm Bureau at May’s Lick Mill, and a tour of the Harold White Lumber Company. 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 Monday in Michigan and will continue through Friday, April 6th with stops in Ohio and Kentucky.

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TOMORROW 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: TOMORROW, 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 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: TOMORROW, 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: TOMORROW, 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. After the tour, the Secretary will hold a media availability.

WHEN: TOMORROW, 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