DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting Jackson, Clinton, Louisa and Washington Counties on Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 10 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 speak at the KMAQ Farm and Home show in Maquoketa, host town meetings in Clinton and De Witt, and speak at a Syngenta Agronomic Summit in Riverside. All 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:
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
Jackson County – 12:00 p.m., Speak at KMAQ Farm and Home Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Pearson Center, 1212 E. Quarry, Maquoketa
Clinton County – 2:00 p.m., Town Meeting, Farm Bureau office, 514 8th St., De Witt
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
Louisa County – 9:30 a.m., Town Meeting, Ambulance Base meeting room, 400 Hwy 61 South, Wapello
Washington County – 11:30 a.m., Speak at Syngenta Southeast Iowa Agronomic Summit, Riverside Casino and Resort, 3184 Hwy 22, Riverside
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.