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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 21, 2011

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

NORTHEY TO VISIT BLOOMFIELD AND OTTUMWA ON FEBRUARY 23 AS PART OF 99 COUNTY TOUR

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting Davis and Wapello Counties on Wednesday, Feb. 23 as part of his efforts to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties again in 2011.

Northey will be touring the Bloomfield Livestock Market in Bloomfield and then speak at an agriculture summit hosted by Golden Furrow Fertilizer in Ottumwa.  The media are invited to both events.

The details of the visits follow here:

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
Davis County – 11:00 a.m., Tour Bloomfield Livestock Market, 510 Weaver Rd., Bloomfield
Wapello County – 12:45 p.m., Speak to Golden Furrow Fertilizer Agriculture Summit, Bridgeview Center, 102 Church St., Ottumwa

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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