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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to host Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa



This news story was published on October 18, 2021.
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Tom Vilsack, secretary of the Department of Agriculture
UPI/Kevin Dietsch

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 21, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Des Moines, Iowa for bilateral meetings with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula and participate in the World Food Prize Laureate Award ceremony in the Des Moines area.

On Wednesday, Secretary Vilsack and Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Villalobos will travel to Ames, Iowa for a tour of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center and Plant Sciences Institute. Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Villalobos will also engage in bilateral discussions while at the university. That afternoon, the Secretaries will travel to Ankeny, Iowa where they will tour a local farm and participate in a conversation about the challenges farmers have faced during the past year and how farmers can be better supported.

On Thursday, Secretary Vilsack and Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Villalobos will participate in World Food Prize events, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Secretaries will participate in a panel titled North American Government Agricultural Leaders Dialogue moderated by World Food Prize President Barbara Stinson. Later that afternoon, the Secretaries will participate in a panel at the North American Agricultural Advisory Network, where Secretary Vilsack will deliver the closing remarks. That evening, the Secretaries will attend the Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

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One Response to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to host Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa

  1. Joey Krakatoa Reply Report comment

    October 18, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    You cheat, you lose. Do the right thing. The slums will be returning in 2022. Address that. Don’t wait.