Greater Vision 2021
Your Future in Ag: A Conversation with US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Monday, Oct 4th
This year's program featured a virtual “Fireside Chat” with Sam Farr, former US Congressmember from the Central Coast, and US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussing USDA programs and careers in agriculture.
The discussion was followed US Congressman Jimmy Panetta moderating a panel of leaders from USDA agencies responding to questions submitted by students and sharing some of the specific work of the agencies with an emphasis on jobs.
A virtual Career Fair was hosted by CSUMB, Hartnell, and USDA staff representatives in breakout rooms where students heard about internships and career opportunities, and participated in Q & A with panel participants.
Greater Vision is an annual event addressing contemporary issues in agriculture and society. The program is designed for students, professionals, and community members and is a collaboration of the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation and the College of Business and College of Science at California State University Monterey Bay.
HEAR Sam Farr's interview on local news radio station KSCO with "Good Morning Monterey Bay" host, Rosemary Chalmers on Oct 1, 2021.
WATCH the Greater Vision 2021 Event Video series on YouTube!
Greater Vision 2021: Program Introduction and Welcome (Segment 1)
Greater Vision 2021: Fireside Chat with Sam Farr and Tom Vilsack (Segment 2)
Greater Vision 2021: Jimmy Panetta hosts Panel of USDA Agency Leaders (Segment 3)
Greater Vision 2021: Career Fair (Segment 4)
The USDA employs 80,000 people in agencies that cover a multitude of areas, including rural development, natural resources, poverty programs, food safety, forestry, and more.
Review the resources below and come prepared to make the most out of Greater Vision 2021!
Download the Press Release - Greater Vision 2021
Agri-Pulse: Vilsack offers support to farmworkers and small producers, encourages next generation in virtual event for CSU Monterey Bay Amy Mayer, Oct 6, 2021. agri-pulse.com