JBF Leadership Award Winner Kathleen Merrigan


Following last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we're sharing videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards and talk about the causes they champion. Today we present: Dr. Kathleen Merrigan (Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture), whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Debra Eschmeyer—is shown in the video above.


For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Kathleen Merrigan, read her full profile.

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Meet JBF Leadership Award Winner Dr. Kathleen Merrigan

Dr. Kathleen Merrigan


Our 2012 James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards are just around the corner! On October 17 we’ll gather at New York City’s iconic Hearst Tower to recognize these five visionaries for their outstanding contributions to creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world:


Wendell Berry
Farmer, Poet, and Author, Lanes Landing Farm


Dr. Jason Clay
Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund


Dr. Kathleen Merrigan
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture


Tensie Whelan
President, Rainforest Alliance... Read more >

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