Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009
"Fall Interest in the Garden."
"The Future of American Agriculture," Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of agriculture. As a staffer on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, she helped shape the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which created national standards for organic foods and a federal program to accredit them. She also served as administrator of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, which oversees the agency's organic program.