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Secretary of Agriculture speaks with students


Last updated 6/26/2008 at Noon

Edward Schafer, United States Secretary of Agriculture, with Fallbrook FFA members (from left) Tatiana Prestininzi, Kelsey Adams, Christine Russell, Chris Adame, Jules Duffin and Fallbrook FFA agriculture instructor Ms. Chapman at the San Diego County Fair.

On June 19, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Edward Schafer, addressed individuals involved in the field of agriculture and members of the community at the San Diego County Fair on the topic of food safety.

He spoke to the youth in the crowd, involved in programs such as the FFA, 4-H and Grange, and continuously encouraged them to pursue their interests in the field of agriculture through math, science and engineering.

“The rules matter,” Schafer plainly stated when referring to the USDA and the safety and quality of food in the United States.

He reminded listeners that th...

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