U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack lectures to a crowd Wednesday as part of the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series at the Student Center Auditorium. Vilsack is President Obama’s longest-serving cabinet member and, prior to his appointment, served two terms as the governor of Iowa. “The reality is that American agriculture supports one in every 12 jobs in this economy,” Vilsack said. “It’s an extraordinary aspect of our economy that’s underappreciated and underutilized. … Over the next three to five years, there are going to be 60,000 jobs available for college graduates in a variety of aspects involving agriculture and agribusiness. But we’re only training about 30,000 folks for those jobs.”