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OFW Law’s John Block Participates in Panel of Former USDA Secretaries

By John R. Block, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1981-1985

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining three other former Secretaries of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska for a lively and informational discussion to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which created the land grant college system back in 1862. When I get the opportunity to spend time with Dan [Glickman], Clayton [Yeutter] and Mike [Johanns], it’s always a great evening. We discussed the challenges and opportunities for the American agriculture industry and took questions from students.  Ronnie Green, one of the moderators of the event and Vice President of the University, shared his hope that, in the audience of 1500, there might be one or two future Secretaries of Agriculture.   I hope so, too.

You can read more about the event in the Lincoln Journal Star by clicking here.

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