USDA chief to give Landon Lecture

? U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Kansas in April to speak at Kansas State University.

The university said Monday that the former two-term Iowa governor would deliver the spring Landon Lecture at 10:30 a.m. April 10 in McCain Auditorium.

Vilsack became the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2009. Kansas State officials note that the Department of Agriculture funds the university’s Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs.