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Sonny Perdue, the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture, is a lifelong advocate for American agriculture. From growing up in a farming family in Bonaire, Georgia, and through his life in business and elected office, Perdue has experienced the industry from every possible perspective. Secretary Perdue is committed to his vision of USDA being the most effective, most efficient, and most customer-focused department in the entire federal government and is focused on fulfilling the motto “Do right and feed everyone.”

The Sonnyside of the Farm U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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Sonny Perdue, the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture, is a lifelong advocate for American agriculture. From growing up in a farming family in Bonaire, Georgia, and through his life in business and elected office, Perdue has experienced the industry from every possible perspective. Secretary Perdue is committed to his vision of USDA being the most effective, most efficient, and most customer-focused department in the entire federal government and is focused on fulfilling the motto “Do right and feed everyone.”

    Zippy Duvall: Innovation in American Agriculture

    Zippy Duvall: Innovation in American Agriculture

    This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall to talk about innovation in American agriculture. America’s farmers and ranchers are some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world. Secretary Perdue and AFBF President Duvall have both traveled extensively around the country to see this innovation firsthand. In this episode, they talk about their personal experiences as farmers about how innovation and automation has impacted the agriculture industry and what the future holds.

    • 24 min
    From Hopelessness to Hope, featuring Newt Gingrich

    From Hopelessness to Hope, featuring Newt Gingrich

    This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with three different guests who all believe in the transformational power of work – but all have experienced it from different vantage points. First he hears from Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who was Speaker when the 1996 Welfare Reform was passed with bipartisan support from the House, Senate and President Clinton. He then hears from Jo Ann Mattson, who is Executive Director of The Light House, an organization whose mission is to help people rebuild their lives by providing shelter and services to empower them as they transition from homelessness to employment, housing, and self-sufficiency. Finally, he hears from Jeremy Cox, who is a student of Jo Ann's program, training in the Light House Bistro. Formerly incarcerated, then homeless, Jeremy has made a choice to change his life.

    • 31 min
    Max Armstrong: Do Right and Feed Everyone

    Max Armstrong: Do Right and Feed Everyone

    This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with Max Armstrong, the acclaimed farm broadcaster and host of “This Week in Agribusiness.” Max and Secretary Sonny talked about the USDA’s informal motto, “Do Right and Feed Everyone” and how the work of USDA touches the lives of every American.

    • 20 min
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders : President Trump's Affection for American Farmers

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders : President Trump's Affection for American Farmers

    This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House Press Secretary, at Doe’s Eat Place in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sarah and Sonny talk about President Trump and his affinity and affection for America’s farmers and ranchers, Sarah’s time at the White House, and what she’s been up to since her departure.

    • 21 min
    Introducing the Sonnyside of the Farm

    Introducing the Sonnyside of the Farm

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” Born and raised on a family farm in middle Georgia, Secretary Perdue is an agriculturalist through and through – having worked as a veterinarian, owning his own grain business, serving as Governor of Georgia and now serving as a member of President Trump’s cabinet as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He’ll be talking to everyone – from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duval, Farm Broadcaster Max Armstrong and so many others – about the issues facing America’s farmers, ranchers, producers and foresters today. From USDA or out in the country, tune in the first Friday of every month to hear from Secretary Perdue himself.

    • 48 sec

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