Just a week after the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit two schools in Leesburg on Monday.
He will make stops at Catoctin Elementary and C.S. Monroe Technology Center. Wayde Byard, Loudoun County Public Schools’ public information officer, said it will be Perdue’s first official appearance as secretary.
Perdue will visit with students in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and, using Google Hangout, speak to students from five other schools from other states, according to a spokesperson from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s office. His visits are open to the press, but not open to the general public.
Perdue served as Georgia’s governor from 2003 to 2011. In 2011, he founded Perdue Partners, which facilitates the export of U.S. goods and services.