Seven potential Republican presidential contenders, including Jeb Bush, have confirmed they’ll appear at the Iowa Agriculture Summit March 7.
The forum, which has invited possible White House hopefuls from both parties, will feature each speaker discussing environmental and agricultural issues. Each will appear on stage for 20 minutes and take questions on those subjects.
Among those saying they’ll attend: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, New York businessman Donald Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
The summit will be the second major event in the nation’s first caucus state to feature several possible candidates at once. Huckabee, Perry, Santorum, Trump and Walker all attended the January 24 Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines.
Iowa entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Rastetter, the event’s organizer, said issues discussed will include modern production agriculture, renewable fuels, biosciences, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), grain and livestock markets, land conservation and federal subsidies.