While meeting with manufacturers and meat-packers in Iowa this week, Rep. Michele Bachmann is fitting in some hands-on activities in between her glad-handing.
In Des Moines at Amends Packing Plant on Tuesday, she donned gloves and picked up a cleaver to slice into a cut of red meat:
Bachmann Handles Red Meat in Iowa
And on Monday the presidential hopeful and Minnesota Republican toured Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield where the plant did a little show-and-tell of their patented tools. Watch her ooh and aah over pieces of the grain-handling equipment.
Bachmann Tours Manufacturing Plant in Iowa 9/19/11
Video by National Journal and CBS News reporter Sarah Huisenga contributed to this article.