USDA: Obama administration officials to visit Wisconsin to discuss bio-energy and clean energy economy


USDA Office of Communications

(202) 720-4623

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2009 – On Friday, October 9, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Governor Jim Doyle will tour the Crave Brothers Farm and Dairy Operation in Waterloo, Wis. The Crave Brothers Farm is an example of a successful modern dairy, using green energy sources to power the farm, cheese factory and 120 area homes.

The Administration and State officials will discuss the opportunities for rural America to embrace science and lead efforts to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, mitigate climate change, and transition to a clean energy economy.

The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture and natural resources and touches the life of every American. Secretary Vilsack and the USDA are working to promote a sustainable, safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply, and ensure that America revitalizes rural communities by expanding economic opportunities.

WHAT: Briefing and Tour of Crave Brothers Farm & Dairy Operation with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, CEQ Chairwoman Nancy Sutley, Governor Jim Doyle and Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Rod Nilsestuen

WHEN: Friday, October 9, 2009


WHERE: Crave Farms

W11555 Torpy Road

Waterloo, WI 53594