Public Schedule for governors’ Beef Plant Tour

March 29, 2012

Gov. Branstad has released the public schedule for the Beef Products, Incorporated, Beef Plant Tour with Gov. Sam Brownback (Kansas), Gov. Rick Perry (Texas), Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy (Nebraska) and Lt. Gov. Matt Michels (South Dakota).

The following event is open to the media:

Thursday, March 28, 2012


2:30 p.m.      Gov. Branstad, Gov. Brownback, Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Sheehy and Lt. Gov. Michels hold joint press conference following Beef Plant Tour at BPI

                        Marina Inn Conference Center

                        385 East 4th Street

                        South Sioux City, NE

                       NOTE:Other confirmed attendees include:Regina Roth, BPI Founder; Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director; Sec. Dale Rodman, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture; Todd Staples, Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture; Dr. Gary Acuff, Texas A&M University; Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA; Nancy Donley, Food Safety Advocate


KTIV (Sioux City, IA) will provide video pool and The Associated Press will provide print pool for the following event:

Thursday, March 28, 2012


2 p.m.            Gov. Branstad, Gov. Brownback, Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Sheehy and Lt. Gov. Michels attend Beef Plant Tour at BPI

                        Video Pool Information:

Satellite Coordinates

AMC 9/3 B

KU downlink 11751 H

Data rate 6.5

Symbol rate 4.232

FEC 5/6

Window opens at 2:15 p.m. (CST) until 5:15 p.m. (CST)

Please call Kim Wilson with any further questions.

                                Kim Wilson

                                (712) 239-4100 ext. 245

                        Print Pool Information:

Print pool, provided by The Associated Press, will be distributed through the Iowa governor’s Office press release list. If you receive press releases from the Iowa governor’s office on a regular basis, you will automatically receive the print pool. To be added to the distribution list, please email Jimmy Centers at Jimmy.Centers@Iowa.Gov.