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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Aug. 16, 2011. Iowa rural economic forum

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011

In the morning, the President and members of the White House Rural Council will host the White House Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa. The Forum will bring together farmers, small business owners, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials to discuss ideas and initiatives to promote economic growth, accelerate hiring, and spur innovation in rural communities and small towns across the nation. The President will engage directly with a variety of rural leaders from across the nation to discuss the importance of growing small businesses and strengthening the middle class in rural America. The President's opening remarks at the forum will be open press.

Following the opening remarks, the President will participate in a breakout session hosted by Small Business Administrator Karen Mills on growing rural small business. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the session.

Later, the President will participate in a breakout session hosted by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on promoting agricultural innovation and renewable energy jobs in rural communities. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of the session.
Also at the Rural Economic Forum, the President will conduct local interviews with KSDK Saint Louis, Missouri and WDAF Kansas City, Missouri to discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities, large and small, across the nation. These interviews at Northeast Iowa Community College, which will be embargoed until 5:00 PM CDT, are closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will deliver closing remarks at the Rural Economic Forum. These remarks are open press.

The President will spend the night in Davenport, Iowa.

In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Times
Radio: Sirius

Out -of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post

CDT

11:50AM THE PRESIDENT delivers opening remarks at the White House Rural Economic Forum
Northeast Iowa Community College
Open Press

12:35PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a breakout session hosted by Small Business Administrator Karen Mills
Northeast Iowa Community College
Travel Pool Spray at the Top

12:55PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a breakout session hosted by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Northeast Iowa Community College
Travel Pool Spray at the Top

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT is interviewed by KSDK Saint Louis, Missouri and WDAF Kansas City, MO
Northeast Iowa Community College
Closed Press

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers closing remarks at the Rural Economic Forum
Northeast Iowa Community College
Open Press


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