Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting Grundy, Butler, Floyd and Black Hawk Counties on Monday, August 22 as part of his efforts to visit each of Iowa's 99 counties again in 2011.
"These meetings are a great opportunity to get out, listen to Iowans and learn more about what we need to be working on at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship," Northey said. "These meetings have proven to be very valuable for me and I am looking forward to hearing from area residents."
Northey will tour J & E Specialty Meats in Grundy Center, host a town meeting in Allison, tour the Floyd County Museum in Charles City and attend a plot day in Dunkerton. All events are open to the media.
The details of the visits follow here:
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011
Grundy County 10:30 a.m., tour J & E Specialty Meats, 601 5th St., Grundy Center
Butler County 12:30 p.m., host a town meeting, Farm Bureau office, 422 N. Main St., Allison
Floyd County 2:30 p.m., tour the Floyd County Museum, 500 Gilbert St., Charles City
Black Hawk County 5:30 p.m., speak at field day, 8734 Independence Ave., Waterloo
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.