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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 11, 2011

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

NORTHEY TO VISIT JANESVILLE, WATERLOO AND OSAGE ON FEBRUARY 21 AS PART OF 99 COUNTY TOUR

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting Bremer, Black Hawk and Mitchell Counties on Monday, Feb. 21st 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 visit the Janesville School to recognize Sam Seedorff who is a Bonnie Plant contest winner, address the Waterloo Downtown Rotary Club, and host a town meeting in Osage.  The Osage event is 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. 21, 2011
Bremer County – 10:00 a.m., Recognize Bonnie Plant winner, Janesville School, 505 Barrick Rd., Janesville
Black Hawk County – 12:00 p.m., Speak to Waterloo Downtown Rotary, Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, 200 W 4th St., Waterloo
Mitchell County – 2:30 p.m., Town Meeting, Osage Cooperative, 216 N. Mechanics St., Osage

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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