US Ambassador to UN visits Madison, set to receive UW-Madison alumni honor

MADISON, Wis. — Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is in Madison to discuss the nation’s efforts to combat global food insecurity.

On Friday, she visited the Badger Rock Urban Farm to learn how Wisconsin farmers are strengthening local and regional food systems.

“They have a solution working with communities and teaching young people how to address food insecurity issues,” she said, “so again I feel very optimistic having met with these young people today.”

During her visit, Thomas-Greenfield, who attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, also highlighted how her time in Madison helped shape her 35-year diplomatic career.

The ambassador will join the campus community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Alumni Park Friday night. During that ceremony, she and ten other alumni honorees will have exhibits unveiled in the park.

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