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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture listens in on a math class at the Northeastern Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience in Plymouth, NC on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture listens in on a math class at the Northeastern Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience in Plymouth, NC on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

U.S. official visits Plymouth school

By Kim Grizzard

The Daily Reflector

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PLYMOUTH — Members of the Future Farmers of America greeted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as he visited the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience on Thursday.

It was a fitting choice as Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, talked to students and faculty of the science, technology, engineering and math school about agriculture’s national importance and its future.


Following a tour of early college high school, the first in North Carolina to serve multiple school districts, Vilsack called it “a very innovative and creative educational opportunity.”

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