The Delaware Council of Farm Organizations recently announced that Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be at its annual agricultural dinner.
This will be the 41st year that the council puts on its Agricultural Industry Dinner, which will be held on January 26 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center, according to a release from the organization.
Vilsack will be the featured speaker at the event, a prospect that pleases Kenneth Wicks, the president of the Delaware Council of Farm Organizations.
"I am extremely pleased that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the Council, the public, agricultural industry attendees, and our public officials as we celebrate Delaware's $8 billion agricultural industry," Wicks said.
In addition to a speech from Vilsack, the dinner will see Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee hand out the Secretary’s Award for meritorious service to Delaware agriculture.
Individual tickets to the event will cost $60, with a table for 10 going for $550.
The state's Department of Agriculture seeks to "to sustain and promote the viability of food, fiber, and agricultural industries in Delaware," according to its website.