Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Sept. 30

September 8th, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will present the 2014 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Sept. 30 at Iowa State University.

He will present, “Telling Our Story: The Future of Iowa's Farm Families” at 7 p.m. in the Dolezal Auditorium room 0127 Curtiss Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

An Iowa State alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, Northey is serving his second term as Iowa secretary of agriculture.

Northey is a fourth generation farmer and raises corn and soybeans on his family farm near Spirit Lake. He has served Iowa agriculture in numerous capacities, including as a former president of the National Corn Growers Association, as an active member of the Iowa Farm Bureau, as a Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner and as cofounder and president of Innovative Growers. 

William K. Deal, an Iowa State alum with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, established the lecture series to help prepare future leaders and innovators in agriculture. The lecture is organized by the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-sponsored by the Committee on Lectures funded by the Government of the Student Body. 


Dustin Vande Hoef, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, (515) 281-3375,

Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-8892,