ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue Concludes “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Kentucky TOMORROW

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ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue Concludes “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Kentucky TOMORROW

(Wilberforce, OH, April 5, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will conclude his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Kentucky TOMORROW, Friday April 6th with events at Sorghum Farm and Mill to discuss opportunities for veterans in agriculture, a tour of Montgomery County High School’s Agriculture Department including a roundtable discussion with local agriculture leaders, a lunch with the Kentucky Farm Bureau at May’s Lick Mill, and a tour Keeneland Race Track. During the RV tour, the Secretary has heard ideas and concerns from local farmers, agriculture students and researchers, business owners, community leaders, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees.

An animated GIF of Secretary Perdue's RV Tour that links to USDA's

(You may click HERE or on the GIF above to view pictures from the “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour.)

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, included stops on Wednesday and Thursday in Ohio, and will conclude tomorrow in Kentucky.

*NOTE: Media interested in covering any of these events must RSVP to press@oc.usda.gov prior to the event.

TOMORROW, 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: TOMORROW, 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: TOMORROW, 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: TOMORROW, Friday, April 6th at 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Keeneland Race Track, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510

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