In an interesting connection between the White House and the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, the recently-unveiled 2012 White House family holiday card was created by artist Larassa Kabel. Kabel, a Des Moines native, currently has work on display in the World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates in downtown Des Moines.
- James “Tama Jim” Wilson, who served as Secretary of Agriculture for more than a decade, from 1897 to 1913.
- Edwin Thomas “E.T.” Meredith of Avoc-a, Iowa, who served as Secretary of Agriculture under Woodrow Wilson from 1920 to 1921.
- Henry C. Wallace, who served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924 under President Warren Harding.
- Henry A. Wallace, who served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1940 and Vice President of the United States from 1941 to 1945.