Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford to Urge Native American Youth to Get Active

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford at the Agriculture Department to encourage Native American youth to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Bradford and Vilsack will join over 30 students from Eastern and Western Tribes, Southeast Alaska, and Tuba City, Arizona in planting a garden with vegetable seeds that are indigenous to North America. Bradford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will assist in planting the garden, called The Roots of American Agriculture, at the Headquarters People’s Garden.

Athletes and the Obama Administration are participating in the “Fuel up to Play 60” campaign, and “Let’s Move.” Secretary Vilsack met Bradford during an event at the Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas earlier this year.

Bradford and Vilsack will be joined at USDA by Robin Schepper, executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign; National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jacqueline Johnson Pata; Keith Moore, director of the Bureau of Indian Education, and Janie Hipp, Senior Advisor to Secretary Vilsack with the USDA Office of Tribal Relations.