Naig to visit 16 counties July 16-21

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 12, 2018


Stops planned in Sidney, Shenandoah, Malvern, Essex, Lenox, Mt. Ayr, Leon, Corydon, Centerville, Bloomfield, Grinnell, Emmetsburg, Okoboji, Thompson, Charles City, Hampton and Monticello during the week

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that he will be making stops in Fremont, Page, Mills, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis, Poweshiek, Palo Alto, Dickinson, Winnebago, Floyd, Franklin and Jones counties on July 16-21.

The details of the visits follow here:


Monday, July 16, 2018

Fremont County – 1:00 p.m., visit the Fremont County Fair, 1004 Legion Rd., Sidney

Page County – 3:00 p.m., tour Green Plains Shenandoah, 4124 Airport Rd., Shenandoah

Mills County – 4:30 p.m., visit the Mills County Fair, 61317 315th St., Malvern


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Page County – 9:00 a.m., tour Johnson Locker Service, 510 Iowa Ave., Essex

Taylor County – 11:00 a.m., tour Dalton Ag Products, 602 E. Van Buren St., Lenox

Ringgold County – 1:30 p.m., visit the Ringgold County Fair, 2214 US 169, Mt. Ayr

Decatur County – 4:30 p.m., visit the Decatur County 4H and FFA Fair, 1700 NW Church St., Leon


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wayne County – 12:30 p.m., meet with the Wayne High School FFA Chapter, 102 N. Dekalb St., Corydon

Appanoose County – 4:00 p.m., visit the Appanoose County Fair, 703 W. Franklin St., Centerville


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Davis County – 9:00 a.m., visit the Davis County Fair, 20471 Old Hwy 2, Bloomfield

Poweshiek County – 11:30 a.m., visit the Poweshiek County 4H and FFA Fair, 425 E St. South, Grinnell

Palo Alto County – 4:30 p.m., visit the Palo Alto County Fair, 4664 380th St., Emmetsburg


Friday, July 20, 2018

Dickinson County – 7:00 a.m., speak to the Community Bankers of Iowa Convention, Arrowwood Resort, Hwy 71, Okoboji

Winnebago County – 9:30 a.m., visit the Winnebago County Fair, 264 Fairgrounds Dr., Thompson

Floyd County – 12:00 p.m., visit the Floyd County Fair, 2516 7 mile Rd., Charles City

Franklin County – 2:00 p.m., visit the Franklin County Fair, 1008 Central Ave. W, Hampton


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jones County - 12:00 p.m., visit the Great Jones County Fair, 700 N. Maple St., Monticello


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