Latham and Northey to Visit Cass County *UPDATE*
June 28th, 2013 by Marissa Hovde
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Monday that they will be visiting Cass County on Monday, July 1 along with Guthrie, Montgomery, Mills, Pottawattamie, Fremont, Page, and Adams Counties on July 1st and 2nd.
Northey and Latham will tour the new Design Technology Center at the Cass County campus of Iowa Western Community College, located at 705 Walnut St. in Atlantic. The visit is scheduled to begin at 11 am.
Latham and Northey will be in the following locations on Monday, July 1st 2013:
Guthrie County at 9:00 a.m. to meet with economic development officials at Saints Center, 320 N. Fremont St in Stuart.
Montgomery County at 2:00 p.m. for a roundtable discussion with rural law enforcement officials at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center at 106 W. Coolbaugh St in Red Oak.
Mills County at 4:00 p.m. for a tour of Glenwood Resource Center at 711 S. Vine St. in Glenwood.
Latham and Northey will be in the following locations on Tuesday, July 2nd 2013:
Pottwattamie County at 7:30 a.m. for a meet and greet at Iowa Western Community College in the Reiver Room at the Student Center at 2700 College Rd. in Council Bluffs.
Fremont County at 10:15 a.m. for a flood roundtable discussion at City Hall at 1201 Main St. in Hamburg.
Page County at 12:00 p.m. for lunch and tour with Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association. Starts at the Green Plains Renewable Energy, conference room at 4124 Airport Rd. in Shenandoah.
Adams County at 3:00 p.m. to tour New Balance Commodities at 2320 Birch Ave., in Nodaway.
Latham, a farmer and former small business owner from Clive, represents Iowa’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and also sits on the Subcommittees on Agriculture and Homeland Security. He is a champion for Iowa issues, including passage of a full five-year farm bill and pro-economic and -jobs policies for the state’s increasingly diverse economy.
Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his second 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.