SOURCE: Naturally Iowa, Inc.

April 24, 2008 09:00 ET

Naturally Iowa Featured as Only Food and Beverage Exhibitor at the 2008 USDA BioPreferred(SM) Showcase Conference

CLARINDA, IA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Naturally Iowa, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NLIA) announced today that the Company was featured as the only food and beverage exhibitor at the 2008 USDA BioPreferred(SM) Showcase Conference, where the Company was only one of twenty companies in the United States selected to participate.

The invitation to participate in the conference was only extended to companies that can help the USDA "meet the challenge that Congress has set for us -- to increase government procurement and use of biobased products" (source: U.S. Department of Agriculture). Naturally Iowa is currently the only dairy in the world that produces Ingeo™ bottles, which are made from plants, not oil.

"Naturally Iowa was very well received at the 2008 USDA BioPreferred(SM) Showcase Conference," said Richard Jensen, Plant Operations Manager for Naturally Iowa. "We believe that this conference gave the company tremendous exposure as the only dairy company in the world producing biobased Ingeo™ containers." "This conference was an outstanding forum for networking with officials from the GSA and procurement officers," said William Horner, President and CEO of Naturally Iowa, Inc., "and it gave us a roadmap for taking advantage of the BioPreferred program as we move forward with our plans to aggressively market to the Federal Government."

About Naturally Iowa, Inc.

Naturally Iowa, Inc. (www.naturallyiowa.com), operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Naturally Iowa, LLC, processes and produces organic and all-natural dairy products. The Company's main product lines are organic and all-natural fluid milk, ice cream and drinkable yogurt. Naturally Iowa, LLC was founded in 2003 by William Horner and Steve Williams, who partnered to provide an opportunity for family operated dairy farms to make a comeback by adding value to their product. Wishing to place their dairy products in containers that would not harm the environment, Naturally Iowa found a revolutionary type of plastic, Ingeo™, which is made from plants not oil. Naturally Iowa, LLC developed a working partnership with Natureworks, LLC, and became the world's first and only dairy to use Natureworks® environmentally-friendly Ingeo™ bottling. Organic milk in Ingeo™ bottles landed on grocery store shelves in October 2005. Naturally Iowa, Inc. operates its state-of-the-art 28,000-sq.-foot dairy processing facility in Clarinda, Iowa.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    William Horner
    President and CEO
    Naturally Iowa, Inc.
    Iowa Office: 1516 S. 16th Street
    Clarinda, IA 51632
    Ph: (712) 542-6455
    info@naturallyiowa.com
    www.naturallyiowa.com
    For Media Inquiries: (240) 994-9049