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Energy Questions? Ask Secretary Vilsack using #AskUSDA!

Do you have an interest in U.S. energy policy? Are you in the ag sector looking for options in renewable energy?  Here’s your chance to ask USDA!

On Thursday, April 5 at 1:30pm ET, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack himself will sit down for 45 minutes to answer YOUR questions on the Department’s renewable energy programs, and how USDA is helping build a secure energy future for America.  Just submit them to the @USDA Twitter account using the hashtag #AskUSDA.

In January, we launched www.USDA.gov/energy to serve as a one-stop shop for data about energy efficiency and renewable energy programs at USDA.  We want individuals to learn about our work and see how their community can get involved in an expanding renewable energy and bio-based economy that is creating jobs and driving economic growth across rural America. And now, with our inaugural USDA Virtual Office Hours, you have an opportunity to ask the Secretary questions that pertain to your individual energy needs or larger USDA programs and activities.

We hope you’ll join us, and we look forward to hearing your questions! Feel free to send them to us in advance using the hashtag #AskUSDA or follow along live on April 5.  See you there!

One Response to “Energy Questions? Ask Secretary Vilsack using #AskUSDA!”

  1. DR. ROBERT KAMANSKY says:

    I AM DR. KAMANSKY AND I WILL ATTEND THIS 5 APRIL SESSION IN MATTERS ASKING OUR SEC. OF AGRICULTURE VILSACK ENERGY RELATED QUESTIONS AS THEY RELATE TO THE USDA. I HAVE A DEGREE IN BOTANY FROM UCLA. MY QUESTION WOULD RELATE TO CLIMATE CHANGE STRESS MECHANISMS SUCH AS AN INCREASE IN CO2 LEVELS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE PLANTS EPIGENETICS. I FEEL THIS AREA OF THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN THE EQUATION -CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS ON OUR FOOD PLANTS PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIPES, ROOT MORPHOLOGY, AND MANY HUMAN HEALTH RELATED FACTORS. OUR PLANTS WILL CHANGE AS THE PHENOTYPE CHANGES IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE; AND THE EQUATION RELATING TO THE WATER FACTOR ALONG WITH ITS RELATED ENERGY FACTOR WILL CHANGE THE USDA FOCUS AND DYNAMIC RELATED. SCIENTIFIC HEADS UP USDA AND SEC. VILSACK. DR. KAMANSKY

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