The date has been set for the Farm Field Day and Expo planned at the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm Lab, and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker.
Organizers will hold the event – rain or shine – on Thursday, August 30.
The Farm Field Day and Expo will begin with student narrated van tours will from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m.
Keynote Bill Northey will address the group at 6 p.m. He will discuss the outlook for Iowa agriculture as well as take questions.
Northey is a graduate of Iowa State and a fourth generation farmer from Spirit Lake. He is currently serving his second term as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture after being reelected in November of 2010.
The public is invited to attend the Expo and learn more about agriculture as well as Iowa Lakes Community College. All Iowa Lakes Agriculture program alumni are also encouraged to attend. While the meal is free, donations will be accepted to fund Ag programs scholarships.
More information on the event can be found by visiting the Iowa Lakes Community College Website: www.iowalakes.edu.