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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 3, 2011

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

NORTHEY TO VISIT EMMETSBURG AND ARMSTRONG ON MARCH 10th AS PART OF 99 COUNTY TOUR

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting Palo Alto and Emmett Counties on Thursday, March 10th 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 members of the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation in Emmetsburg and then will tour Art’s Way Manufacturing in Armstrong. Secretary Northey will be available to the press at both events, but parties interested in joining the Art’s Way Manufacturing tour should contact the business for more information.

The details of the visits follow here:

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Palo Alto County – 1:30 p.m., Speak to Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Forum, Wild Rose Casino, 777 Main Street, Emmetsburg
Emmett County – 3:00 p.m., Tour Art’s Way Manufacturing, 5556 Hwy 9, Armstrong

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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