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Reflecting on a life of service

The Around Farm Progress podcast connects with Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton. He's written a new memoir and shares some insights.

Willie Vogt

May 28, 2021

Looking back on a career of service can bring perspective and insight. Capturing that into a memoir builds on history and assures that important information is shared.

Dan Glickman served as Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton Administration, but he's done more than that and has a new memoir documenting his story - Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies. Jennifer M. Latzke, editor of Kansas Farmer, caught up with Secretary Glickman to talk about the book, and some of the milestones in his life.

Related: Glickman publishes autobiography of live in public service

Glickman is a great storyteller and he shares a range of insights with Latzke. His varied career has included serving in Congress, being Secretary of Agriculture and even heading up the Motion Picture Association of America. Listeners will also enjoy his "sole survivor" story that occurred during his tenure at USDA.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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