Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   4 years
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Bill Northey
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2, 2007
Compensation:  $103,212
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Iowa Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of AgricultureDirector of EducationInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor CommissionerUtilities Board
The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Iowa state government. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for providing leadership for agriculture in Iowa and ensuring consumer protection. In addition, the department is responsible for promoting the responsible use of natural resources.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Bill Northey.[1]


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The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s mission is to provide leadership for all aspects of agriculture in Iowa, ensure consumer protection and promote the responsible use of our natural resources.[2]


The Department of Agriculture is composed of three divisions:[3]

  • Consumer Protection & Industry Services Division
  • Division of Soil Conservation
  • Food Safety & Animal Health Division

Contact information

Mailing address:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wallace State Office Building
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5321

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