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For Immediate Release
Monday, July 31, 2017

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

 
 

MURAL HIGHLIGHTING AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND WATER QUALITY INSTALLED AT HEARTLAND ACRES AGRIBITION CENTER IN INDEPENDENCE
Ceremony to be held Wednesday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that a mural designed to promote a conversation about agriculture and conservation and how the two go hand-in-hand will be installed at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence on Wednesday, August 2nd at 1:30 p.m.  The 8 feet by 24 feet mural was painted by Iowa artist Karen Doty live during the Iowa State Fair last year.

“We are excited this beautiful mural found a permanent home at Heartland Acres where visitors from across the state and around the world can enjoy it,” Northey said.

Bill Northey will be on hand to celebrate this event, say a few words and thank all the partners involved in this project. Also in attendance will be Senator Craig Johnson, Executive Director of Heartland Acres and Artist Karen Doty. 

Who:               Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
Sen. Craig Johnson, Executive Director of Heartland Acres
Karen Doty, artist

Where:           Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence

When:             1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

What:             Unveiling of designed to promote a conversation about agriculture and conservation and how the two go hand-in-hand

How:               For more information, please contact Dustin Vande Hoef with the Iowa Department of Agriculture at 515-281-3375 or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov.

This mural was painted live at the 2016 Iowa State Fair in the AgPark booth within the Ag Building.  You can view/share a live-stream video of its completion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWa2zDG62sY&feature=youtu.be

This project was made possible through the support of the following:  Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Egg Council, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation, Midwest Dairy Association, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Karen Doty, an Iowa native and local artist.

 

 

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