[Q&A] Bill Northey – Iowa Ag Secretary

 Ag Education is a priority of Sec. Northey. Here he is pictured with students of McCombs Middle School in Des Moines.

Ag Education is a priority of Sec. Northey. Here he is pictured with students of McCombs Middle School in Des Moines.

Air, water, food have always been one, two and three on the survival chart for humanity.

Today the average family enjoys comforts and technological marvels kings of old never could have imagined but at the end of the day mankind still has to eat.

Iowa is a giant in the agricultural world and at the center of the action is Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey, a Republican, who managed to win a very close race in 2006 amidst a Democratic tide in Iowa that even saw long term moderate Republican Jim Leach defeated.

Since that time Northey, a farmer in real life, has provided strong leadership for Iowa’s most prominent industry and will continue to do so for the next few years having been re-elected to another four year term in 2014.

On October 20, 2015, UrbanIowaToday.com (UIT) sat down with Sec. Northey to discuss a wide range of issues from ag education to growing food in Iowa to why you can’t drink raw milk in our state.

Caption: Ag Education is a priority of Sec. Northey. Here he is pictured with students of McCombs Middle School in Des Moines.