Bill Northey, Under Secretary

Bill Northey was confirmed as Under Secretary on February 27, 2018. Previous to leading the Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area overseeing the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Risk Management Agency and the Farm Service Agency, Mr. Northey served as the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture from 2006 to 2018.

A fourth-generation farmer, Mr. Northey’s experience and depth of knowledge also brought him to serve as a commissioner of the Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, and president and chairman of the National Corn Growers Association. He was also president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture from September 2011 through September 2012.

Mr. Northey has a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business from Iowa State University and an MBA from Southwest Minnesota State University.