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News-in-Brief: USDA official to address Davis community next week

According to a National Restaurant Association survey, this year’s top two trends are locally grown produce and locally sourced meats and seafood.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will be discussing this recent trend at a public talk called “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” on May 18. At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Merrigan works to connect consumers to those who produce their food.

The event will take place in the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center from 2 to 3:15 p.m. There is no entrance fee and students are encouraged to attend.

Merrigan will also be presenting a $1,000 prize – The Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award – given by the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute.

– Janelle Bitker

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