Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Mike Naig grew up on a farm near Cylinder in Northwest Iowa and is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, with degrees in biology and political science. He and his wife Jaime have two boys.
Mr. Naig has been active in the agribusiness industry for more than 13 years, having served in public policy roles for state and national trade associations and in private industry.
As Deputy Secretary, Mr. Naig assists in management responsibilities for the Department focused on the areas of personnel and budget. He will also support the Department’s efforts to be accessible to Iowans by traveling regularly to represent the Department at meetings across the state