Naig to visit 12 counties July 10-14

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For Immediate Release: Monday, July 9, 2018


Stops planned in Creston, Winterset, Grundy Center, Shell Rock, New Hampton, Decorah, Manchester, Boone, Marshalltown, Rockwell City, Fort Dodge and Eagle Grove during the week

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that he will be making stops in Union, Madison, Grundy, Butler, Chickasaw, Winneshiek, Delaware, Boone, Marshall, Calhoun, Webster and Wright Counties on July 10-14.

The details of the visits follow here:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Union County – 1:30 p.m., tour ZFS Creston, LLC, 1310 E. Howard St., Creston

Madison County – 4:00 p.m., tour Covered Bridges Winery, 2207 170th Trail, Winterset


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Grundy County – 10:30 a.m., tour Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing (ELM), 311 B Ave., Grundy Center

Butler County – 12:00 p.m., tour Unverferth Manufacturing, 27612 Temple Ave., Shell Rock

Chickasaw County – 2:00 p.m., tour Five Star Cooperative, 1949 N. Linn Ave., New Hampton


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Winneshiek County – 10:00 a.m., visit the Winneshiek County Fair, 900 E Main St., Decorah

Delaware County – 2:30 p.m., visit the Delaware County Fair, 200 E. Acers St., Manchester


Friday, July 13, 2018

Boone County – 10:00 a.m., participate in the ISU Monarch Conservation Summit and Field Day, 1928 240th St., Boone

Marshall County – 12:00 p.m., visit the Marshall County Fair, 1308 E Olive St, Marshalltown


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Calhoun County - 1:00 p.m., visit the Calhoun County Fair, 412 High St., Rockwell City

Webster County – 3:00 p.m., visit the Webster County Fair, 22770 Old Hwy 169, Fort Dodge

Wright County – 5:30 p.m., visit the Wright County Fair, 901 SE 1st St., Eagle Grove


Naig was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to succeed Bill Northey as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture on Monday, March 5, 2018. Prior to that, he had served as Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for Northey since September 2013.

As Secretary, he is committed to leading efforts to protect consumers, expanding economic opportunities for Iowans and advocating in Iowa and around the globe on behalf of the hard-working men and women who keep us fed and fueled.

Mike Naig grew up on a family farm in the northwest corner of the state near Cylinder, Iowa and he continues to be involved in the operation today.  


For more information, contact Dustin Vande Hoef, (515) 281-3375 or (515) 326-1616 (cell) or