Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds Hampton company last week

Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds toured the Omnium chemical facility in Hampton on Tuesday. Pictured left to right, Land O’Lakes board member Scot Janssen, Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Omnium Plant Manager Dale Calendine. TRAVIS FISCHER/HAMPTON CHRONICLE

Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds spent time in north Iowa last week as part of the governor's annual campaign to visit all of the state's 99 counties.

     On Tuesday morning, Branstad and Reynolds drove to Hampton for a tour of the Omnium chemical plant. Plant manager Dale Calendine led the tour, explaining to the governor what they do at Omnium and how they have grown since building their facility in Hampton 20 years ago.

     Omnium is a division of Land O'Lakes, Inc. that develops and manufactures crop protection products. Although owned by Land O'Lakes, the company produces farm products such as water conditioners and herbicides for a wide range of customers, including some of their own competitors.

Read the full article in the April 23 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.