Naig and Sweeney

State Sen. Annette Sweeney and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig share a laugh at Steve Skartvedt's sweet corn farm south of Radcliffe on Wednesday.

Only about 1 percent of corn grown in Iowa is of the sweet variety, but Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig got an up close look at the crop grown right here in Hardin County on Wednesday.

Naig, along with State Senator Annette Sweeney and about a dozen local farmers, had the chance to tour Steve Skartvedt's 210 acres of sweet corn located south of Radcliffe. The tour was part of a farmer's round table organized by Sweeney at Naig's request.

Skartvedt sweet corn farm

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig (right) speaks with local farmers near Bruce and Steve Skartvedt's sweet corn farm south of Radcliffe on Wednesday. Naig and the group talked about crop conditions, specialty crops, and finding ways to support food supply chain security with local food during and after the Covid-19 disruption. 

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