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Ag Secretary Bill Northey visits ECC

Bill Northey visits ECCIowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey visited Ellsworth Community College this week and spoke to an ECC Animal Science class and area high school FFA members about current ag and animal science issues. He discussed Iowa’s status as a world leader in crop and animal production and touched on topics as diverse as international trade, water quality, GMOs, and emerging ag technologies. Northey encouraged the students to get involved with agricultural groups and associations related to their areas of interest. Pictured after the presentation are, from left, ECC Equine & Animal Science Instructor Joe Humphrey; ECC students Brittany Murphy of Plainfield, Melissa Gerken of Lake City, MN, and Holly Folkerts of Allison; and Bill Northey.

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