Chicago State University officials were proud to welcome The United States Department
of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden to campus this week.
Deputy Secretary Harden is the second highest ranking official in the USDA. She came
to CSU to meet with President Wayne D. Watson and members of the faculty and staff
as well as to discuss some of the exciting academic programs happening at CSU that
relate to agriculture.
Secretary Harden was particularly impressed after receiving a tour of the CSU Aquaponics Center, a cutting-edge facility maintained by Dr. Emmanuel Pratt, which
gives CSU students and local high school students hands-on lessons in urban farming,
food sustainability and nutrition.