Women, let’s talk. As a voting bloc, we have historically held enormous sway over election outcomes in Iowa. In Francis Thicke, we have a a chance to elect a Secretary of Agriculture – a position with arguably more long-term influence over the quality of our lives, be that positive or negative, than almost any other in state government – who will advocate for our common values.
Women across Iowa are enthusiastically supporting Francis Thicke’s campaign for many reasons. Among some, it’s policies promoting safe, local foods. For others, Francis and Susan Thicke’s practical, profitable farming methods that begin to rebuild Iowa’s vanishing ecological capital are a reminder that there’s still a place in Iowa’s agricultural economy for independent, environmentally responsive family farmers. Still others recognize the talent for leadership inherent in Thicke’s thoughtful, organized road map to sustainability that examines it from every aspect of food and agriculture production.