Former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod is meeting Tuesday with Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackTom VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE to discuss a new job offer at the agency.

Sherrod said the new offer was on the table Saturday in Alabama at an event hosted by the Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, according to the Associated Press.

Sherrod was forced out of the USDA last month after excerpts from a speech video posted on the Web appeared to show her making comments suggesting she offered less than adequate help to a farmer because he was white.

The full speech was actually about overcoming racial prejudices, and the airing of it in its entirety brought apologies from the administration and others who had quickly condemned the excerpts.