Last Saturday I joined several other GOP women from the First District for their spring Women's Club conference in Dubuque. Among the speakers was Bill Northey, Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture. He gave us a lot of interesting information about the ethanol/biodiesel industry. One of the most important facts he gave us is that the ethanol industry was started around 20 years ago by a group of farmers. No government mandate! Ethanol got its start by farmers with a vision to grow the markets for their crops. They have been so successful that corn is now a decent price, and farmers plan to plant more corn this season.
Since Secretary Northey is our top elected state official, he gets a lot of attention, and justly so. He maintains a busy schedule and seems to communicate easily with the public, farm groups, businessmen, bankers, etc. He's a great representative for our Party. I can easily see him elected to higher office.
If you get a chance to meet him or hear him speak, by all means GO!