Support Iowa communities with strong, healthy farms
Open Markets for Farmers
Defend Iowans Right to Farm
“FARMING, TO ME, IS NOT A JOB. IT’S MY PASSION. I BELIEVE IN THE SAYING, ‘THE WORLD IS CHANGED BY YOUR EXAMPLE. ’ RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION IS A CULMINATION OF DECADES OF EXPERIENCE AND YEARS OF PLANNING SO THAT I CAN GIVE BACK EVEN MORE TO THIS GREAT STATE OF IOWA.” – RAY
We need leaders like you with vision, who understand how important it is to integrate science with local knowledge and experience in managing our natural resource base in working landscapes. Wishing you much success.
Dr. Lois Wright Morton, Farmer and Rural Sociologist, Pierpont, Ohio
Good luck, Ray!!! You are well prepared for this role and will do a great job!!! I wish I could vote for you!!! We just need the hold on Secretary Northey lifted so he can move to his next role!!!!!
Martin Barbre, National Corn Growers Association Former President & Chairman, grain farmer, Carmi, IL
So glad, Ray, you have tossed your hat in the ring for Secretary. Will be glad to put some money in the hat for your campaign. Iowa needs your energy in that job in the years ahead.
Duane Acker, farmer, Kansas State Ag College Former President, Atlantic, IA
I have known Ray for 10 years through my work on both the Iowa Soybean Association and the American Soybean Association. I have always held the upmost respect for Ray and appreciated his
wisdom and knowledge of agriculture and his willingness to get things accomplished that helped not only build our marketplace, but also helped improve our environment. He has been a leader in building soil health, improving water quality and conserving our most valuable resources, while also improving our productivity and profitability as farmers. I look forward to the opportunity to see Ray serve as Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, as I know he will always have an open ear and willingness to work for the betterment of all.
Wayne Fredrichs, ISA Board Past President, ASA Board Member, Osage, IA
Very well said, Ted!!! Ray has always been and will continue to be a great friend for Agriculture in Iowa, as well as the entire US!!!!! Very proud to have Ray and Ted (Glaub) as friends. Both of you are great people!!
Bruce Hall – Lacrosse, Virginia
Ray was an excellent leader during my years on ASA Board. He was able to take on the tough issues and
develop good solutions. His broad area exposure to the agricultural industry in [the] USA and [the] world
is a great asset to any leadership role Ray undertakes. He always impressed me with his listening skills.
Ray is open minded enough to give other options a reasonable evaluation. He has the unique skill of
agreement between different views. I strongly support Ray as a top Agri leader in the USA.