Perdue said he pledged to do the best job he could as the agriculture secretary.
"What I do reflects on you and what you do reflects on me,” he told the farmers and ranchers. “Let’s be a family, do things right and feed everyone.”
On hand for the event were many Kansas and Missouri agricultural and government leaders, including Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas; Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson; Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture; Jackie McClaskey, Kansas secretary of agriculture, and Bob Petersen, executive director of the Agricultural Business Council.
While in Kansas City, Perdue also visited with staff of the USDA’s Beacon Facility.