Northwest Iowa — The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Iowa are headed to northwest Iowa next week.
The executives are scheduled to be in our part of the state on Thursday, June 12. Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds are set to appear in Primghar at 11 AM. They will tour O’Brien County Ag Supply at 320 South Hayes Avenue in Primghar.
O’Brien County Ag Supply is the former Black’s Farm Store. They have recently expanded the services offered by adding chemical sales and sprayer parts. The O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation assisted through an O’Brien County Revolving Fund Loan.
That afternoon, the governor and lieutenant governor plan to be in Inwood. At 2 PM, they will attend a groundbreaking ceremony at Oak Street Station in Inwood. It will be held at the new site on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 182.
Oak Street Station was selected to receive $125,000 in cost share funding to support the increased usage of higher blends of both ethanol and biodiesel through the “Fueling Our Future” pilot program. They are building a new site in Inwood that will offer renewable fuels in five dispensers.
After their appearance in Inwood, it’s on to rural Sibley. At 4 PM, Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds will visit Hawkeye Point and Hawkeye Point Campground, two miles north of the junctions of Highways 9 and 60.