U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
March 1, 2019
STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Travel to Des Moines, Iowa
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Des Moines, Iowa March 3-4, 2019 to discuss how the American agriculture industry’s embrace of free enterprise and innovation helps bring prosperity to the American people and high-quality American products to the world. He also will discuss how the State Department serves American economic interests through the promotion of American exports.
Secretary Pompeo will deliver remarks to the Future Farmers of America as well as meet with high school students interested in public service careers. He will tour a Corteva Research Facility and meet with Corteva leadership to discuss agriscience, innovation, and food security. The Secretary also will deliver remarks to farmers and agricultural leaders in Iowa at the World Food Prize Headquarters. His visit will include a meeting with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
U.S. Ambassador to China and former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad will accompany the Secretary during this visit.