Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks about the crucial role that American agriculture plays today. The former Iowa governor gave the 160th Landon Lecture at Kansas State University on April 10, 2012.
The prestigious Landon Lecture Series began in 1996 and is hosted in honor of Governor Alfred M. Landon. Three to five of the country’s leading personalities appear on the Landon Lecture platform each academic year and are drawn from the public arena of world-renowned politicians, journalists, cabinet members and other prominent figures involved in current public issues. The lectures are given in the university’s McCain Auditorium and are attended by Kansas State students, faculty and alumni, as well as the general public. The event took place at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kan., on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.