ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in Alabama TOMORROW

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ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in Alabama TOMORROW

(Washington, D.C., May 2, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Alabama tomorrow, May 3rd following an invitation from the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Robert B. Aderholt. The Secretary, Chairman Aderholt, and Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan will meet with farmers and producers in Guin; join Governor Kay Ivey for a visit the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative in Hamilton; and tour the Jones Valley Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham.

Secretary Perdue, Chairman Aderholt, and Commissioner McMillan Participate in Roundtable Discussion at Spruell Cotton Farm

WHAT: Secretary Perdue, Chairman Aderholt, and Commissioner McMillan will participate in a roundtable discussion with farmers, growers, and producers at Spruell Cotton Farm. Following the roundtable, the Secretary will hold a media availability.

WHEN: TOMORROW, May 3rd, 10:00 a.m. CDT

WHERE: Spruell Cotton Farm, 400 Romans Road, Guin, Alabama 35563

Secretary Perdue, Chairman Aderholt, and Commissioner McMillan Join Agriculture Stakeholders for Luncheon

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will join Chairman Aderholt, Commissioner McMillan, and agriculture stakeholders for a luncheon discussion. Following the discussion, the Secretary will hold a media availability.

WHEN: TOMORROW, May 3rd, 11:25 a.m. CDT

WHERE: Oh!Bryan’s Family Steakhouse, 390 Rock Cliff Road, Hamilton, Alabama 35570

Secretary Perdue, Governor Ivey, Chairman Aderholt, and Commissioner McMillan Visit Tombigbee Electric Cooperative

WHAT: Secretary Perdue, Governor Ivey, Chairman Aderholt, and Commissioner McMillan will visit Tombigbee Electric Cooperative to announce a $2.9 million USDA Community Connect broadband grant. Following the visit, the Secretary will hold a media availability.

WHEN: TOMORROW, May 3rd, 1:15 p.m. CDT

WHERE: 3196 County Road 55, Hamilton, Alabama 35570

Secretary Perdue and Commissioner McMillan Tour Jones Valley Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School

WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Commissioner McMillan will visit Jones Valley Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School to tour the facilities and visit the farmer’s market. Following the tour, the Secretary will hold a media availability.

WHEN: TOMORROW, May 3rd, 4:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: The Jones Valley Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School, 253 54th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35212

*NOTE: Media interested in covering the events must RSVP to press@oc.usda.gov by TODAY, Wednesday May 2nd, at 8:00 p.m. CDT.

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