Secretary Northey Presents Ag Leader Awards at the 2017 ASC

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented awards to two agribusinesses and two Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) as recipients of the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa’s water quality.  Northey recognized Dow AgroSciences and Two Rivers Cooperative and CCAs Kellie Blair from Dayton and Jim Anderson with Remington Seeds in Williams.

“Iowa is fortunate to have businesses like Dow AgroSciences and Two Rivers Cooperative and Certified Crop Advisers like Kellie Blair and Jim Anderson that are taking a leadership role in advancing water quality efforts in the state,” Northey said.  “All of these award winners are a great example of the stakeholders across the agriculture industry in Iowa that are providing tools and information to help farmers and landowners make improvements on their farm to better protect water quality.”


   Jim Anderson, Williams

Dow AgroSciences

Kellie Blair, Dayton

Two Rivers Coop






Northey presented the awards at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa’s 2017 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on February 14, 2017. Northey spoke to a room of over 200 CCAs during the AAI Member and CCA joint luncheon. The Iowa CCA board of directors also presented the years of service awards and the Iowa CCA of the Year award (read more here).

You can read more about each awardee in the official press release by IDALS.