CONTACT: Sara Kangas, NACD Director of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2020
SEC. VILSACK ON USDA
WASHINGTON – Today, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President Tim Palmer and President-elect Michael Crowder offered their congratulations to Secretary Tom Vilsack after President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate Vilsack to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in the Biden Administration.
“On behalf of America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the more than 17,000 district officials who serve on their governing boards, we congratulate Secretary Vilsack on this nomination,” Palmer and Crowder said.
Secretary Vilsack formerly served as Agriculture Secretary from January 2009 to January 2017 under the Obama Administration, heading the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Secretary Vilsack has a proven track record of championing conservation at USDA and working with conservation districts in every part of the country,” Palmer and Crowder said. “NACD looks forward to again working with him and his staff in the incoming administration to further voluntary, locally-led conservation.”
Secretary Vilsack’s confirmation hearing has not yet been publicly scheduled.
About the National Association of Conservation Districts:
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit: www.nacdnet.org.