U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Address National FFA Convention Thursday in Indianapolis

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will address the National FFA Organization convention Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis. More than 14,000 are expected for the event at Conseco Fieldhouse, located at 125 S. Pennsylvania St. Secretary Duncan will discuss the importance of agricultural education for building 21st century skills, growing the economy and meeting President Obama's national goal to lead the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.

On Friday, John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, will host a teacher roundtable with agriculture instructors at 11 a.m. at the U.S. Department of Education booth at the Indiana Convention Center. At 1:30 p.m., White will lead a focus group with teachers at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel Circle Center 3.