Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Kathleen Merrigan (center) discussed the role of agricultural research with students and faculty from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), University of Wisconsin and Eli’s president Marc Schulman at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., on January 10, 2012. From left: Bill Hook, CHSAS, Dantrell Cotton, University of Wiscons…in, Bobbie Briggs, CHSAS, Alex Villareal, CHSAS, Deputy Secretary Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Lucille Shaw, CHSAS, Shelia Fowler, CHSAS, Molly Jahn, Dean of Agricultural and Life Sciences (former Undersecretary Research Education and Economics), University of Wisconsin, and Marc Schulman, Eli’s Cheesecake. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols