News Date: 07/06/2010
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey this week will join with a group of Iowa farmers and agricultural leaders to host a delegation of Mississippi farmers as part of the “Iowa-Mississippi Farmer to Farmer Exchange.” The Mississippi farmers visit is a follow up to a visit by the Iowa delegation to Mississippi on May 27th to May 30th.
A variety of conservation practices used in Iowa to prevent erosion and protect water quality, both here in Iowa and downstream, will be showcased during the visit. The goal of the exchange is to develop relationships between the agricultural leaders in both states and promote the sharing of information and technologies that will help address the hypoxic area, or “dead zone,” in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I know we all learned a lot during our visit to Mississippi earlier this spring, and we hope to provide a similar experience that will give a better understanding of Iowa agriculture and care our farmer have for the land to the farmers from Mississippi,” Northey said. To continue reading, click here. (Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef, 515.281.3375)
Sign up here to receive NASDA News.