Bill Northey Honored By Agribusiness Association of Iowa

The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) Foundation is pleased to announce that its building will be named after Bill Northey and simply called “The Northey Building”.

“Bill was a giant in agriculture. While he wanted to be known first as a farmer and conservationist, he was actively involved in many facets of public service to agriculture. He served as a conservation district commissioner, Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa, the nation’s first Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation at USDA, and as CEO for the Agribusiness Association of Iowa. And this list is not close to being inclusive for his other activities and achievements,” said Mark White, Board Chair of the AAI Foundation. “Just as another giant in Iowa agriculture, Henry Wallace, has a state ag building named after him, the Foundation board of directors felt that naming our building after Bill will ensure that he will never be forgotten.”

A “Northey Memorial Fund” has been established at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation. Any memorials for Bill can be sent to the AAI Foundation, 900 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

The Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which promotes research projects, member education, stewardship and scholarships that benefit Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) members and their families. The charitable goals of the Foundation reflect the interests of the agribusiness industry and benefit AAI members by promoting research projects, member education, stewardship and higher education scholarships.

For photo of Bill Northey or media inquiries, please contact Tyler Teske, AAI Marketing Director – [email protected] or 515.868.0322.
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