Chatting with Secretary Bill Northey

Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, was Jacqueline Comito’s guest on the first Iowa Learning Farms webinar of 2015, held earlier this week.  The complete interview with Secretary  Northey has been archived for your viewing pleasure.  Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation about all things conservation, including:

  • Secretary Northey’s background growing up near Spirit Lake (Is he a “water guy”?)
  • His personal learning experiences over the past few years with cover crops
  • Successes and challenges with Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy
  • The need to bring all groups to the table, with open minds, as part of the conversation regarding agriculture, the environment, soil, and water
  • Secretary Northey’s “1 New Thing for Water” that he’s committed to doing in 2015
  • AND the great debate between making a guest appearance in a Water Rocks! music video, or being interviewed by one of the Conservation Dogs

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View this (and all previous ILF webinars) on the Iowa Learning Farms webinar page.   Next month, the Iowa Learning Farms webinar series returns to its regularly-scheduled day: the third Wednesday of the month.  We’re shifting to a slightly later start time – 1:00pm – so mark that down on your calendar, and please join us then!

Ann Staudt

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