Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about resiliency and perseverance in Saturday’s commencement address at the University of Minnesota – Crookston. “No doubt you all will face adversity in your life, likely multiple times. You have the skills to make a better day happen. I see you and I believe in you as America’s resilient generation.” Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause says it’s an honor to host the agriculture secretary. “It’s a strong commitment the secretary has to this region and the importance of recognizing the Red River Valley. This is a very important agricultural region.” Holz-Clause knows Vilsack from time in Iowa. “Prior to becoming the secretary of agriculture, Vilsack was the governor of Iowa. The vice-chancellor and I are both from Iowa and we knew him from a previous life. He’s done a wonderful job of navigating through so many issues as agriculture secretary.”
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