Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Visiting Campus June 28

June 27, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will meet with Ohio State University researchers from the Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship (CAFFRE) and Department of Food Science and Technology on Thursday, June 28. 

Secretary Vilsack will be discussing USDA-sponsored research in the center, which has led to the development of functional foods and components that enhance health. Included in the discussions will be a soy bread, a soy-tomato beverage, and a black raspberry confectionary product, all of which are in clinical trials with cancer patients. 


  • Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Bobby Moser, Ph.D., Vice President, Agricultural Administration, and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Steven Schwartz, Ph.D., CAFFRE Director and faculty member in the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Steven Clinton, M.D., Ph.D., CAFFRE Associate Director and medical doctor/faculty member in the College of Medicine and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Hospital and Solove Research Institute.


Lobby of Parker Food Science & Technology Building, 2015 Fyffe Court, Columbus, Ohio  


9:15 a.m. Reporters meet in Parker Building lobby and proceed to Steven Schwartz laboratory for B-roll and photo opportunities (hold questions for 10 a.m.) 

10-10:30 a.m. Media availability in room 114, Parker Building


For more information: Suzanne Steel, 614-292-9637 or cell 614-582-3184;

Suzanne Steel