President Obama to Travel to Iowa on Three-Day Economic Bus Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA Office of Communications   
Monday, 15 August 2011 12:41

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2011– On Monday August 15th, the President will travel to Iowa on his three-day economic bus tour in the Midwest.  The President will host a town hall event in Decorah, IA at Seed Savers Exchange.  Tuesday, August 16th, he will travel to Peosta, IA for a Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College.  The economic bus tour will also feature events in Atkinson and Alpha, Illinois on Wednesday, August 17 before the President returns to Washington.

 

While in the Midwest, the President will discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials.  The President knows we must do everything we can to promote economic growth, restore confidence in our nation’s future and enhance the sense of optimism for future generations.

 

Members of the media who wish to cover the President’s town hall in Decorah, Iowa should RSVP HERE by Saturday, August  13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT.

 

Members of the media who wish to cover the Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa should RSVP HERE by Saturday, August  13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT.

 

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR BROADCAST OR PUBLICATION

Monday, August 15, 2011

 

Town Hall with President Barack Obama in Decorah, IA

 

Seed Savers Exchange
3074 North Winn Road
Decorah, IA 52101

Pre-set: 11:30am- 12:30 pm CDT (Media will not have access to their equipment from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) 

Sweep: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT

Press Access: 3:00 pm CDT 

Final Press access: 4:00 pm

Program begins: 5:15 pm

Cable run: 300 feet

Throw: 60 ft

Media Parking: Enter at the visitor's center entrance. From there you will be directed on site.

Sat truck parking: directed on site. Trucks will be subject to security screening and will not be accessible between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. during the sweep.


Contact for planning and logistical purposes (media only): Meki Bracken, 202-757-9678

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

 

Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa

Northeast Iowa Community College, Peosta Campus
10250 Sundown Rd. 
Peosta, IA 52068

The event will be held in the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) building.

Media Pre-set: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. CDT (ALL Equipment must be dropped at the site by 7:00 a.m.; media will not have access to the site from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. CDT). 

Media Access: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CDT (All media must arrive by 11:00 a.m. Media who arrive late will NOT have access to cover the event.) 

Throw: 40 ft.  
Cable Run: 1000 ft. 

Live Truck Parking: Live trucks will park in the West Parking Lot outside of the NECAS building off Sundown Rd, and must be on site and cabled in by 7:00 a.m. CDT. Media should plan to bring cable ramps. Trucks will be subject to security screening and will not be accessible between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. during the sweep.  

**Media Check In: Parking will be directed on site.  

Media Entrance: During pre-set, media will be able to drive up next to the site to drop heavy equipment.  After pre-set, all media must park in the South Parking Lot off Sundown Road.

Contact for planning and logistical purposes (media only): Stephanie Temaat at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 785-766-4483.

 

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