Last week, I received my ticket request for the Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry. This is an annual event that brings together over 1500 people who are friends of agriculture and many alumni of Purdue University’s College of Agriculture. As former President of the organization, I look forward to this event each year. As I looked at the lineup for this year, my mind went back to the last event, over 10 months ago.
Along with great fellowship and food there were awards given, and as you might guess, many speakers. The Lieutenant Governor spoke, a Congressman spoke. The President of the University and the Dean of the College of Agriculture spoke. There was also a keynote speaker – a former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. I listened to each, and learned something new from most of them.
The person whose speech I’ve truly remembered, and more importantly, whose message has remained with me, was the Executive Director of th...(register to read more)