Release date: December 22, 2020
Illinois media contact: Krista Lisser, (217) 670-9283, email@example.com
Indiana media contact: Regan Herr, (317) 552-9281, RHerr@isda.in.gov
Kentucky media contact: Sean Southard, (502) 234-4702, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota media contact: Margaret Hart, (651) 201-6131, email@example.com
Michigan media contact: Jennifer Holton, (517) 284-5724, HoltonJ@michigan.gov
Ohio media contact: Shelby Croft, (614) 429-7185, Shelby.Croft@agri.ohio.gov
Wisconsin media contact: Grace Atherton, (608) 224-5020, Grace.Atherton@wisconsin.gov
VARIOUS – As consumers across the United States celebrate the winter holiday season, the leaders of the agricultural departments in seven Midwestern states released a video message today encouraging adherence to public health guidelines to help protect the nation’s essential agricultural workforce and keep food supply chains flowing.
Echoing a message released by the states’ governors in November, the new video features recommendations from the following commissioners, directors, and secretaries across the Midwest:
The group of leaders joined together to share their appreciation for essential agricultural and food workers, who have never stopped working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They also emphasized the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, and avoiding in-person gatherings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. By limiting the spread of the virus, we can all help keep essential workers healthy and our food supply chain moving.
The full video can be found here.
For more information on each state’s agricultural department, visit their websites:
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection