Vilsack in Chicago to Discuss Innovation in Agriculture

October 3, 2014
Chicago, IL
At the recent U.N. Climate Summit, President Obama joined with other nations to launch the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change on food security through sound agriculture and energy innovations and investments. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago on October 6 to discuss how innovation in U.S. agriculture is helping to reduce hunger and advance a safe, nutritious and affordable food supply both in the United States and abroad.

A Chicago Council study, released in May, urged the U.S. government to integrate climate change adaptation into its global food security strategy, saying failure to act risks food shortages and higher food prices, which could perpetuate poverty and social instability and limit the economic prosperity of food producers and businesses in the United States and abroad.

This event is open to the media and video will be streamed live at thechicagocouncil.org/Vilsack. Follow @GlobalAgDev and #GlobalAg for updates. 
 
Speakers:   The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
 
Date:   Monday, October 6
 
Where:   Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
 
Press Registration:   11:45 a.m.
 
Event Time:   12 noon


**Media RSVP Required.**
RSVP to Kim Heys, 312-821-6864; kheys@thechicagocouncil.org

If you are interested in bringing a camera, please let Kim know.