Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at a farm in March. Courtesy of his office

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit San Diego County Monday to tour local businesses and farms 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 and the San Diego Zoo to meet with animal care staff. According to Perdue’s office, he will hold media briefing sessions at each stop.

According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, the county boasts the 19th largest farm economy among more than 3,000 U.S. counties.

Prior to serving in President Donald Trump’s cabinet, Perdue was the governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 and a member of the Georgia state Senate from 1991 to 2002.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.