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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

 
 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF FARMERS AND AG INDUSTRY LEADERS VISITING IOWA JUNE 16-22
10 Nuffield International Farming Scholars from around the world will get an overview of the ag industry in Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that 10 farmers and ag industry leaders from Australia, Brazil, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand will be visiting Iowa June 16 to 22.  The group is visiting Iowa with Nuffield International, an international nonprofit organization that focuses on developing people to make a difference in the world of agriculture.

“I am excited to welcome this group of international leaders to Iowa and showcase our state.  Iowa has dynamic leaders in agricultural production, research, business and many other fields and this is an opportunity to highlight some of the leaders, businesses and organizations that play such an important role in agriculture in Iowa and internationally,” Northey said.

During their time in Iowa the group will visit Iowa and national ag organizations, ag businesses, the World Food Prize, Iowa State University and tour a number of farms.  Ed Kee, Delaware’s former Secretary of Agriculture and President of the Nuffield American group, is leading the tour.

Nuffield International includes organizations around the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and associate countries Brazil and United States of America. It also has a close affiliation with the Eisenhower Fellowship in the United States. Nuffield International provides general guidance and support to these member countries which manage their individual agricultural scholarship programs.  More information about Nuffield International can be found at http://nuffieldinternational.org.

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***Note to reporters and editors: Attached please find information on each of the participants and a detailed agenda for the group.  While the visits are not open to the public, if you have interested in attending any of the stops please contact Ed Kee, (302-222-0283 or Kee@udel.edu) who is leading the tour for Nuffield.

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