Once the election season is over, some politicians seem to disappear. Not Bill Northey. Iowa's secretary of agriculture is determined to visit all 99 Iowa counties each year to meet with Hawkeye State residents to discuss the future of agriculture. He regards this commitment to stay in close touch with Iowans to be a high priority at all times. Northey began these listening trips soon after taking office and is on the road even when no rendezvous with the voters is imminent.