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For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

 
 

 

NORTHEY TO VISIT MARSHALL, BENTON AND POWESHIEK COUNTIES APRIL 14

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be making stops in Marshall, Benton and Poweshiek Counties on Friday, April 14.

Northey will tour Iowa Choice Harvest in Marshalltown, present the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Newton family in Blairstown and then tour Brownells in Grinnell.

The details of the visits follow here:

Friday, April 14, 2017
Marshall County – 9:30 a.m., tour Iowa Choice Harvest, 812 E. Linn, Marshalltown
Benton County – 11:30 a.m., present the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Don and Seth Newton, 7577 21st Ave. Blairstown
Poweshiek County – 2:00 p.m., tour Brownells, 3006 Brownells Pkwy, Grinnell

Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his third 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.

Northey has committed to traveling to each of Iowa’s 99 counties every year to hear from farmers and rural residents with a stake in the future of agriculture.  These meetings allow him to listen to their needs and better lead the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as it seeks to serve the people of the state.  Follow along with the Secretary’s travels on Twitter by using the hashtag #northey99.  Also, a map highlighting the counties he has visited so far this year can be found at http://bit.ly/Northey99.

 

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