Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits the gallery of winning entries and talks with Anna J. Arrowsmith at the Art & Agriculture competition in the South Building, Washington, D.C on Thursday, May 31, 2012. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) full-time and part-time employees submitted art based on ten agricultural themes. The event was part of USDA's 150th Anniversary celebration. Winning artwork is on display from May 15 through December 31, 2012. Artistic expression is a creative outlet that is vital for an individual to grow and develop in their environment. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.