Perdue will tour Sysco in Poway, Rancho Guejito Avocado Farm in Escondido and the San Diego Zoo.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit San Diego County Monday to tour local businesses and participate in a signing ceremony for the Trump administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers Initiative.
Perdue will tour a Poway facility owned by the food product and kitchen equipment company Sysco that serves the entirety of San Diego County from Oceanside to the U.S.-Mexico border. While there, a signing ceremony will be held for the Pledge to America’s Workers, a federal agreement with private sector businesses to create education and job training opportunities for workers in an effort to boost private sector job growth.
Perdue will then tour the Rancho Guejito Avocado Farm in Escondido.
Perdue will end his trip with a visit to the San Diego Zoo. He is expected to tour facilities, meet with animal care staff, and learn about zoo operations and animal care.
Perdue has served as the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture since April 25, 2017. Prior to serving in President Donald Trump’s cabinet, he served as governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 and a member of the Georgia state Senate from 1991 to 2002. He is the country’s 31st Secretary of Agriculture.
City News Service contributed to this report.
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