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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 28, 2011

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

NORTHEY TO VISIT CARROLL, IDA GROVE AND DENISON ON FEBRUARY 7th AS PART OF 99 COUNTY TOUR

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting Carroll, Ida and Crawford Counties on Monday, Feb. 7th 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 host a town meeting in Carroll, speak at a crop fair hosted by the Iowa Corn Growers Association in Ida Grove and then will tour the Farmland Foods plant in Denison.  The Carroll and Ida Grove events are open to the public.

“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:

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011
Carroll County – 10:00 a.m., Town Meeting, Iowa State University Extension Office, 1205 W. US Hwy 30, Carroll
Ida County – 12:00 p.m., Speak to Iowa Corn Growers meeting, Ida Grove Recreation Center, 311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove
Crawford County – 2:30 p.m., Tour Farmland Foods, 800 Industrial Dr., Denison

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.

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