ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in Tennessee TOMORROW

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ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in Tennessee TOMORROW

(Washington, D.C., April 12, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Tennessee TOMORROW, Friday, April 13th to visit the Ellington Agricultural Center. During his visit, he will tour the L.H. “Cotton” Ivy & C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostics Lab, the Tennessee Weights and Measures Metrology Lab, and the Cul2vate Farm.

Secretary Perdue Visits L.H. “Cotton” Ivy & C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostics Lab WHAT: Secretary Perdue will visit the L.H. “Cotton” Ivy & C.E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostics Lab, which provides no-cost diagnostic testing for livestock and reduced-cost diagnostic testing for companion animals.

WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, April 13th at 12:45 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Ellington Agricultural Center, Porter Building, 436 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN 37220

Secretary Perdue Tours Tennessee Weights and Measures Metrology Lab WHAT: Secretary Perdue will be guided on a tour of the Tennessee Weights and Measures Metrology Lab, which maintains the primary standards of mass, volume, and length for the State of Tennessee.

WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, April 13th at 1:20 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Tennessee Weights and Measure Laboratory, 1503 Marchant Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Secretary Perdue Visits Cul2vate Farm and Holds Media Availability WHAT: Secretary Perdue will be guided on a tour Cul2vate Farm, a non-profit organization growing and harvesting food for in-need members of their community. After the tour, the Secretary will hold a media availability.

WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, April 13th at 1:50 p.m. CDT

WHERE: The Cul2vate garden is located at the bottom of the hill behind the Commodity Distribution building, located at 420 Hogan Road. There is a sign marking the driveway to Cul2vate.

*NOTE: Media interested in covering the events must RSVP to press by TOMORROW, Friday, April 13th, at 8:00 a.m. CDT.

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