Northey to Complete 99 County Tour with Visits to Pocahontas, Ida and Monona Counties December 4

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he will complete his annual visits to each of Iowa’s 99 counties with stops in Pocahontas, Ida and Monona Counties on Monday, December 4.

Northey will meet with community leaders in Pocahontas, tour GOMACO Corporation in Ida Grove and visit Lewis and Clark State Park in Onawa.

The details of the visits follow here:

Monday, December 4, 2017
Pocahontas County – 12:00 p.m., have lunch with Pocahontas community leaders, Family Table Restaurant, 11 SW 7th St., Pocahontas
Ida County – 2:30 p.m., tour GOMACO Corporation, 121 E. Hwy 175, Ida Grove
Monona County – 4:30 p.m., visit Lewis and Clark State Park, 21914 Park Loop, Onawa

Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his third 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. Follow along with the Secretary’s travels on Twitter by using the hashtag #northey99.  Also, a map highlighting the counties he has visited so far this year can be found at


About the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Led by Secretary Mike Naig, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship serves the rural and urban residents that call Iowa home. Through its 14 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land and enhance water quality for the next generation. Learn more at

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