people sitting in chairs in a circle talking Leslie Hawthorne Klingler/Office of Research, Innovation and Impact Xochitl Torres Small (center-right), deputy secretary of agriculture for the USDA, speaks with UArizona students during the department's visit to the university earlier this month. The visit by the department's Equity Commission was part of a series of stops at universities to gather ideas to improve the success and prosperity of farmers, ranchers and other agriculture workers.