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Media Advisory: Ag Secretary Schafer at Farm Progress Show Aug. 28

Note to media editors: For more information on Secretary Schafer’s appearance at the Iowa State University tent, contact Del Marks, ISU Extension communication specialist, (515) 450-3438 (mobile).

8/26/2008

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer will travel to the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, on Thursday, August 28, 2008. He will discuss and answer questions about farm bill implementation, Midwest flooding and other current agriculture issues during a session hosted by Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong of WGN.  He also will participate in a Food Safety Event with Iowa 4-H and FFA members and tour the show grounds. Secretary Schafer will make a Rural Development announcement during a news conference followed by media availability.

1 - 1:45 p.m. CDT: Discussion with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong of WGN, ADM Tent (Open to Public)

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. CDT: Tour of Farm Progress Show

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. CDT: Food Safety Event with Iowa 4-H and FFA members, Iowa State University Tent (Open to Public)

3:45 - 4 p.m. CDT: Rural Development Announcement News Conference, Media Tent

4 – 4:30 p.m. CDT: Media Availability, Media Tent

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Contacts :

Del Marks, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9807, delmarks@iastate.edu; during the Farm Progress Show, (515) 450-3438 (mobile)

USDA Office of Communications, (202) 720-4623, oc.news@usda.gov