Northey to Listen to Iowans' Views

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture to visit Hamilton, Decatur, Wayne, Davis, Appanoose, and Van Buren Counties July 25-27.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will be visiting six counties in across Iowa from Wednesday, July 25 to Friday, July 27, 2007 to listen to Iowans, discuss the opportunities available in agriculture and answer any questions area residents might have. The stops are part of Northey's effort to have a town meeting in each of Iowa's 99 counties.

Northey will be visiting Webster City, Leon, Corydon, Bloomfield, Centerville and Keosauqua.

"I think it's important to make myself available to listen to Iowans and answer their questions about agriculture and the issues facing farmers across the state," Northey said. "I hope all interested parties, farmers and non farmers alike, will come out and take part in the discussion."

The details of the visits follow here:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Hamilton County – 3:00 p.m., Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Senior Care Tent (south of Ed Prince Building), Webster City
Thursday, July 26
Decatur County – 9:30 a.m., Public Library, 200 W. 1st Street, Leon
Wayne County – 11:30 a.m., Farm Bureau, 212 South Franklin Street, Corydon
Davis County – 4:00 p.m., ISU Extension, 402 East North Street, Bloomfield
Appanoose County – 6:30 p.m., Appanoose County Farm Bureau Annual meeting, Faith United Methodist Church, Highway 5 South, Centerville
Friday, July 27
Van Buren County – 2:00 p.m., Village Cup and Cakes, 202 Main Street, Keosauqua

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