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Secretary Perdue in Iowa TOMORROW and Thursday
(Washington, DC, August 28, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to Boone, Iowa TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29th, to attend the Farm Progress Show with Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Undersecretary Bill Northey. Following the Farm Progress Show, the Secretary will join Congressman Rod Blum for a tour of LICA Farm and a town hall meeting. On Thursday, August 30th, Secretary Perdue will join Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig for a breakfast roundtable and Congressman David Young for a tour of the Raccoon River Watershed and a trade town hall meeting.
Media interested in attending any of the below events must RSVP to press by TODAY, August 28th at 6:00pm CT.
TOMORROW, Wednesday August 29th
Secretary Perdue Tours Farm Progress Show with Undersecretary Northey
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29th from 9:30-10:30am CT
WHERE: The tour will start at the John Deere Tent of the Farm Progress Show: 1827 217th St, Boone, IA
*NOTE: Media may tag along with the Secretary and Undersecretary for b-roll opportunities only throughout the tour.
Secretary Perdue Hosts a Media Gaggle Following Live TV/Radio Interview with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29th at 12:15pm CT
WHERE: Farm Progress Show Hospitality Tent, 1827 217th St, Boone, IA
*NOTE: Following the interview, Secretary Perdue will be available for a media gaggle directly outside of the hospitality tent.
Secretary Perdue and Congressman Blum Tour LICA Farm and Participate in a Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29th at 4:00pm CT
WHERE: LICA Farm, 1749 290TH St, Melbourne, IA
*NOTE: Following the town hall, the Secretary and Congressman will be available for media.
Thursday, August 30th
Secretary Perdue, Governor Reynolds, and Secretary Naig Participate in a Breakfast Roundtable
WHEN: Thursday, August 30th at 8:25am CT
WHERE: Landus Cooperative, 2321 N Loop Dr, Ames, IA
*NOTE: Following the roundtable, Secretary Perdue, Governor Reynolds, and Secretary Naig will be available for media.
Secretary Perdue and Congressman Young Tour Conservation Sites Within the Raccoon River Watershed with Representatives from Ducks Unlimited
WHEN: Thursday, August 30th at 12:00pm CT
WHERE: Sage Trail, 1952 Sage Trail, Panora, IA- The CREP site is .7 miles north on Sage Trail.
*NOTE: Following the tour and a lunch meeting, Secretary Perdue and Congressman Young will be available for media at 1:30pm CT. Both the lunch and the media availability will occur from the Lake Panorama Association Conference Center located at 5071 Clover Ridge Road, Panora, IA.
Secretary Perdue and Congressman Young Participate in a Trade Town Hall Meeting at Cass County Community Center
WHEN: Thursday, August 30th at 2:45pm CT
WHERE: Cass County Community Center, 805 W 10th Street, Atlantic, IA
*NOTE: Following the trade town hall meeting, Secretary Perdue and Congressman Young will be available for media.