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Iowa Ag candidates at Dordt College

March 17, 2006


Dordt College’s Ag Club is hosting a forum featuring all three Republican candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture on Thursday, March 30, in the Science Building Lecture Hall S 101 at 7 p.m.

Each of the candidates will have the opportunity to speak, followed by a question and answer time with the audience. Two Democrats are also running for the position of Secretary of Agriculture, but they will not be in attendance at this event.

Karey Claghorn is currently the executive director of the American Hampshire Sheep Association/Associated Sheep Registries. She has a B.S. in education from Indiana University. Claghorn and her family live on a farm in rural Warren County growing row crops, hay, and running a small cow-calf operation. Leonard

Mark Leonard is currently a farmer; raises/markets purebred Limousin and Angus cattle, semen and embryos; and is president/owner of AgCom Financial Services. He has a B.S. in animal science from Iowa State University and a diploma from the College of Auctioneering. Leonard and his family live on a livestock and grain farm near Holstein, Iowa. Northey

Bill Northey is currently a corn and soybean farmer. He has a B.S. in agricultural business from Iowa State University. Northey and his family live in the Spirit Lake area, where he is a fourth-generation farmer. He is also a Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner and the co-founder and president of Innovative Growers, LLC.

Anyone interested in the future of Iowa agriculture is welcome to attend this free event at Dordt College March 30.

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