Bill Northey Visits with IAS Board Members

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Bill Northey, former USDA Under Secretary and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture joined the IAS Board of Directors this week to discuss relevant agriculture issues impacting IAS and our member owners.  We enjoyed the wisdom Bill shared from his past experiences as well as his outlook on Iowa Agriculture. The IAS Board of Directors regularly invests time for continuing education as part of their role to provide the best leadership possible for the IAS members and employees.


Image Front Row - L to R: Paul Cook, Joe Thraenert, Bill Northey, Randy Blake, Loren Manternach. Back Row - L to R: Tim Burrack, Stan Norman, Steve Perry, Ryan Collins, Jeff Lindsay.

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Parent or guardian must be an active patron of IAS having purchased production supplies from the cooperative or sold grain to the cooperative within the past year

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or first-year college student who will be majoring in an agricultural related field of study

Applicant must attend an accredited college or university

Applicant must enroll as a full-time student

All applications submitted will also be entered into the Friedman Scholarship pool. This $1000 scholarship is sponsored by Innovative Ag Services’ retired CEO, Jack Friedman, and will be awarded to an individual that shows exceptional leadership qualities as well as a desire to make a difference in his or her respective field.

IAS understands the increasing costs of post-secondary education and is happy to extend a helping hand to the future of the industry. For questions concerning the scholarship program, please call 319-465-2022 ext. 1063 or email

Deadline: March 1, 2024 – Application must be postmarked by this date. Find Application Here

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