Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be joining more than 6,000 farmers and ranchers in New Orleans later this month to speak at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. Secretary Perdue will address Farm Bureau members during the closing general session, scheduled to take place Monday, January 14 at 11:15 a.m.
“We are honored that Secretary Perdue will join us as a keynote speaker,” said fellow Georgian and AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We are excited to kick off Farm Bureau’s 100th year hearing from such a strong advocate for agriculture in the administration. He truly understands how trade, regulations and labor shortages affect a farmer’s bottom line and ability to stay in business from one season to the next.” Perdue spoke at the convention last year to introduce his boss, President Donald Trump, who is not expected to attend this year.
The organization’s centennial annual convention will run January 11-16 and Online registration is still available.