Gov. Reynolds, Secretary Naig to Participate in Press Call-Back from Japan During Trade Mission 

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 8, 2019) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig are participating in trade mission to Japan organized by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to explore new market opportunities for Iowa’s beef and pork producers.

Gov. Reynolds and Secretary Naig will hold a press call-back on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Credentialed members of the media can RSVP to Pat Garrett or Keely Coppess to receive call-in credentials. 

Tuesday, November 12th
Gov. Reynolds and Sec. Naig to participate in a press call from Japan to recap their meat trade mission.
4:15 p.m. Central Standard Time
Additional details will be provided to RSVP’d media

Gov. Reynolds and Sec. Naig leave on Friday, Nov. 8 and return on Thursday, Nov. 14. They will be accompanied by IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority Director Debi Durham and representatives from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Sister States, as well as business leaders from Iowa. 


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 12 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land for the next generation. Learn more at

Keely Coppess
Communications Director
(515) 326-1616