Bill Northey says serving as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture for the past 11 years has been “the job of a lifetime,” but he’s ready for his new role in the federal government.
Northey will be sworn in Tuesday evening as an undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
OC………need to learn.” ;16
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is flying to Des Moines Tuesday evening for the sixth annual ag leaders dinner at the state fairgrounds.
That’s where a ceremony will be staged for Northey to take his oath to serve as undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services.
He’ll oversee a staff of 20-thousand.
Northey’s deputy, Mike Naig, was sworn in as his replacement as Iowa Ag Secretary Monday afternoon.