A visit to USDA

Graphic Organizer here:

https://www.mindmeister.com/769113149/usda

Video link here  https://youtu.be/AqIstCCip6A

 

Lincoln Establishes

https://www.nal.usda.gov/act-establish-department-agriculture

 The People’s Department

http://blogs.usda.gov/2012/05/11/secretarys-column-the-peoples-department-150-years-of-usda/

 George Washington

http://www.peggythomaswrites.com/FarmerGeorge.html

Thomas Jefferson

http://www.peggythomaswrites.com/Thomas-Jefferson.html

 Jimmy Carter

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2014/07/03/presidents-minimum-wage/7.html

 Foreign Animal Disease and Interstate Commerce Act/Animal Quarantine

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/aboutfsis/history

Pure Food and Drug Act

http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/History/Origin/ucm054819.htm

 Extension/Hatch and Smith Lever Acts

https://nifa.usda.gov/history

USDA Leadership

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=bios_vilsack.xml

USDA Budget

http://www.usda.gov/documents/usda-fy16-budget-factsheet.pdf

 USDA Food and Nutrition Services

http://www.fns.usda.gov/about-fns

 Questions:

  1. What President established the USDA?  (Lincoln)
  2. What President was the last that had direct farm connections? (Carter)
  3. Who is the current Secretary of Agriculture (Vilsack)
  4. What is the largest portion of the budget for USDA currently (Food Security)
  5. How you most closely connected to the USDA (your local extension)

 

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