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Agriculture Secretary Perdue heading to Purdue next week

March 25, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is traveling to Purdue University next week to meet with students, faculty and statewide agricultural industry leaders.

The university says that during his visit to West Lafayette on April 2, Perdue will meet with the College of Agriculture student leaders who have organized Hammer Down Hunger, an annual event in celebration of Ag Week, which this year will prepare 150,000 meals to be distributed throughout central Indiana and abroad. Dean of Agriculture Karen Plaut invited Perdue to campus on behalf of the students in charge of the event.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels will host Perdue for a conversation open to the public from 9-10 a.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall.