Introductory Remarks: Bonnie Pitz, Iowa President, League of Women Voters
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, United States Department of Agriculture
Interviewer: Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Columnist, The New Republic
Jeffrey Ball, a writer on energy and the environment, is scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Ball writes a column on energy and the environment, called Resources, published biweekly online by the New Republic.
Tom Vilsack serves as the Nation's 30th Secretary of Agriculture.
As leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America.