Secretary Perdue to Address AFBF Convention

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will address the closing general session at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. Perdue will give his remarks on January 14th in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of the centennial celebration of AFBF.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall said AFBF is honored that Perdue will join the event, calling the Secretary a “champion for farmers and ranchers.” Perdue has served as U.S. agriculture secretary since 2017 and joined Farm Bureau members at the 2018 Annual Convention.

More than 6,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to attend the annual event. Farm Bureau members can register for the 100th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show through their state Farm Bureaus or online through AFBF at

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.