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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 7, 2011

Dustin Vande Hoef
Communications Director
515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)
or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov

NORTHEY TO BE SWORN IN AT 8:30 AM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 11th
Public is also invited to a Reception Northey is Hosting in the Wallace Building Atrium at 12:30 p.m.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will be sworn in for his 2nd term as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the 4th floor courtroom of the Iowa Judicial Building.

Northey will then host a coffee and cake reception at 12:30 p.m. in the Wallace Building atrium that the public is invited to attend.

Who:               Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

When:             Tuesday, Jan. 11
8:30 a.m. – Ceremony
12:30 p.m. - Reception

Where:            Ceremony: Iowa Judicial Building, 1111 East Court Avenue
                          Reception: Wallace Building Atrium, 502 E. 9th St.          

How:               For more information please contact Dustin Vande Hoef with the Iowa Department of Agriculture at 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell).

Northey is a fourth generation farmer from Spirit Lake, Iowa who grows corn and soybeans.  Northey returned to Spirit Lake to farm with his grandfather after graduating from Iowa State University in 1981.  

He was reelected to serve a second term as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in November.

As Secretary, Northey has committed to traveling to each of Iowa’s 99 counties every year to hear from farmers and rural residents with a stake in the future of agriculture.  These meetings allow him to listen to their needs and better lead the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as it seeks to serve the people of the state.

His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are advancing science and new technologies to better care for our air, soil and water and reaching out to all Iowans to tell the story of Iowa agriculture and provide information to a public who is more removed from the farm than ever before.

 

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