Sonny Perdue speaks at national 4-H meeting

A special guest gave a speech at the national 4-H Club Congress in Atlanta.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue spoke to members about the importance of the organization.

Nearly 1,000 4-H members were in attendance yesterday.

Perdue said the event is a meaningful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members to learn more about their organization.

"I was really talking to them about how the 4-H pledge is meaningful in life today," he said. "Through the learning of the head, the heart, the hands, and their health is all so important. And they can teach their peers and teach us even as adults those things."

Perdue hopes events like the 4-H Congress will encourage young people to get more involved.