DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting O’Brien and Cherokee Counties on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd as part of his efforts to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties again in 2011. The meetings give Northey an opportunity to hear from Iowans and discuss agriculture and the issues facing farmers in the state.
Northey will be speaking at a crop fair hosted by the Iowa Corn Growers Association in Paullina and then will tour American Natural Soy in Cherokee.
“These meetings are a great opportunity to listen to farmers and learn more about what we need to be working on at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship,” Northey said. “I have learned a lot from these meetings over the past four years and am looking forward to continuing to get out and hear from rural residents.”
The details of the visits follow here:
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
O’Brien County – 11:30 a.m., Speak to Iowa Corn Growers Crop Fair, American Legion Hall, 5624 460th St., Paullina
Cherokee County – 2:00 p.m., Tour American Natural Soy, 1510 S. 2nd St., Cherokee
Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his second term as Secretary of Agriculture. His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are promoting the use of science and new technologies to better care for our air, soil and water, and reaching out to tell the story of Iowa agriculture.