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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.

Ted Glaub – Jonesboro, Arkansas

Ray's Advisory team

See Ray's team below

Jeff Plagge

Campaign Chair, Northwest Financial President & CEO, American Bankers Association Past Chairman

Harry Stine

Stine Seed Company
Founder and Owner

Kirk Leeds

Iowa Soybean Association CEO

Todd and Kristi Drake

New Balance Commodities, Cattle Farmers

Ron Heck

American Soybean Assoc. Past President, leading U.S. Farm Policy Expert, Farmer

John Heisdorffer

American Soybean Association President, Keokuk
County farmer

Neil Hamilton

Drake University Ag Law Professor, former landlord to the Gaesser family

Alec Turner

RW Baird Vice President, Family farm manager,
Gaesser landlord

Yvonne Wente

Bremer County farmer

Dr. Lois Wright Morton

Family farmer and social scientist

Karey Claghorn

Iowa Soybean Association COO and former Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Will Rogers

Former Polk County Republican Chairman