Hillary Clinton to Visit DMACC Wednesday

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ANKENY, Iowa -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will make three stops in Iowa Wednesday including one at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

“It’s pretty big that she is coming to a community college. It’s good to see what she has to say and compare it to the other candidates,” said Mitch Prohaska, Agriculture student at DMACC.

Clinton will begin her trip with remarks and questions on how rural communities in Iowa can be better served.

Clinton’s speech will include an announcement on her policy to strengthen agriculture and support rural communities so they can get ahead and stay ahead.

Clinton will arrive just before noon Wednesday to tour the facilities.

She will also meet with a group of student leaders from Future Farmers of America, DMACC Student Government, and agriculture classes.

Two students that will be in attendance are Prohaska and Allyson Schutes, who are both involved in the Agriculture Department at DMACC. If they have a chance to meet her they are ready to ask about how she can help the farming community in Iowa.

“What is she going to do for young farmers,” said Prohaska.

“How can she better use the food supply and make it more efficient,” Schultes said.

Her speech will be held in the FFA Enrichment Center and it's expected to have 100-200 people in attendance.

Robert Denson, President of DMACC, is grateful that his students have opportunities to see so many presidential candidates speak and he hopes they make the most of it.

“It’s good to put a face on who these policies will affect,” says Denison. He hopes those students who meet Clinton get a chance to share their stories.

“Having an ag background with cattle, I’d like to share the struggle I see being a young producer,” said Schultes. “I hope she’s can help me find or create programs to help young farmers get started.”

DMACC will stream the event live, you can watch the speech at the following link.

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