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November 5, 2013

Thank you! What a wonderful convention we have here today! As I look around Freedom Hall, I am so hopeful about our nation's future.

In this crowd of 15,000 strong are the future leaders of America. I see future farmers and ranchers—and so much more.

November 1, 2013

Thank you, Dr. Ross, for that kind introduction and for being a great partner in reform.

I'm pleased to be here today to address the Rural Education National Forum because, too often, the challenges of rural education are neglected.

After nearly five years in Washington, I've learned that much of the public narrative surrounding education is wrong or badly exaggerated.

October 23, 2013

Break-out groups at the Agriculture Innovation Prize l

September 10, 2013

Ed. Note: This blog post was originally published by the Department of Agriculture

August 19, 2013

It’s back-to-school time, which means that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

August 7, 2013

“Who else can provide healthcare in rural Mississippi besides these small rural hospitals? With so much responsibility and so few resources, they need all the help they can get,” said Jim Rice, RN, MBA, Health IT and Electronic Health Record Consultant at the Mississippi Health IT Regional Extension Center.

July 30, 2013

Yesterday, the White House released a report that provides further evidence that commonsense, bipartisan immigration reform would provide economic benefits for our nation’s agriculture sector, our workforce, and rural communities.

July 25, 2013

Ed Note: Yesterday, Secretary Vilsack had the opportunity to speak with some of our nation’s brightest young leaders at the National FFA Organization’s State Presidents’ Conference. He discussed USDA’s efforts to revitalize the rural economy and recognized the officers for their commitment to leadership, personal growth and career success.