Third bipartisan “Ag Day” for Iowa legislators

Senator Kevin Kinney of Oxford recently invited elected officials to learn about how modern farming methods can help improve water quality. The group spent a day touring Stutsman, Inc, in Hills and discussing issues with farmers and agribusiness leaders. From left to right: Eldon Fouchek president of the Johnson County Farm Bureau; Jack Seward, Jr. Washington County Supervisors; Rob Patterson, Stutsmans seed manager; Marty Schwager, state policy advisor for Iowa Farm Bureau; Stan Stoops and Richard Young, Washington County Supervisors; Steve Meyerholz, Stutsmans VP of Retail Agronomy; and Senator Kevin Kinney.

Iowa Senate News Release
For Immediate Release:  August 20, 2019


Third bipartisan “Ag Day” with Iowa legislators to take place on Monday, August 26 in Sigourney

The 3rd bipartisan “Ag Day” will take place on Monday, August 26, in Sigourney.  All members of the Iowa House and Senate have been invited.  As of August 19, 24 have indicated they will attend.  Members of the news media are welcome to attend.

“The focus of this event is helping legislators to learn more about precision farming and good conservation practices,” said State Senator Kevin Kinney of Oxford, a farmer and former Johnson County Deputy Sheriff.  In past years, Senator Kinney has organized similar bipartisan Ag Days on Iowa agricultural issues.

This year’s event will focus on new conservation technologies.  Topics will include terraces, waterways, improvements, tiling and the benefits of cover crops.  At the event, John Deere will provide hands-on demonstrations.  In addition, Ryan Vogel, the owner of a local earth moving and tiling business, will discuss the impact of recent legislation on cost sharing.

The event runs from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Participants will meet at 10 AM at Sinclair Tractor, 1407 200th Ave in Sigourney.  Sponsors of the event include Sinclair Tractor and the Keokuk Farm Bureau.  Sinclair Tractor is providing a lunch.

If you have questions or would like to know more, contact or call (319) 631- 4667.