August 17, 2010 – Linda at Roundtable with US Ag Secretary Vilsack

Linda was invited to be part of a press conference/roundtable discussion of rural issues at the Iowa State fair with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.

linda barnes

Like a “good” Secretary of Agriculture, Vilsack listens as Linda makes her points about the importance of local infrastructure,  rural broadband issues, and local foods.

linda barnes and tom vilsack

Like a “better” Secretary of Agriculture,  Secretary Vilsack takes notes as she talks!  It was a great opportunity for the voices of a female, small farmer, educator and small business owner to be heard along with the traditional commodity farm groups.

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