Sherrod to meet with Vilsack on job offer

Ousted Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod will meet Tuesday with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss a potential job, according to an unnamed official.

CNN reports she has been offered the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach, which would involve improving the department's efforts on civil rights.

Sherrod was forced to resign from her Georgia position in July after a video surfaced online that suggested she had denied full efforts to a white farmer because of his race.

After news outlets picked up the story, the full text of the speech emerged, showing Sherrod had used the anecdote to illustrate Americans should move beyond race. The man she referred to has also confirmed that Sherrod helped to save his farm. 

Vilsack and Sherrod have not met face-to-face since the controversy.