William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture
William K. Deal, an Iowa State University alumnus with a degree in agricultural education established an annual lecture series to help prepare future leaders and innovators in agriculture. The lecture is organized by the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-sponsored by the Committee on Lectures funded by the Government of the Student Body.
Oct. 20, 2012 - Jim Farrell, president and CEO of Farmers National company, "The Changing Role of Leaders in a Bullish Farmland Market" Press Release
Oct. 25, 2011 - Scott Irwin, Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing at the University of Illinois, “How Agricultural Economics Saved Futures Markets: An Untold Story of Leadership” Press Release | Podcast (MP3)
Oct. 27, 2010 - Neil E. Harl, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and emeritus professor of economics, "Building an Enduring Leadership Platform" Podcast (MP3)
Oct. 27, 2009 - Charles Manatt, former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, "Preparing Leaders to Meet Future Global Challenges” Podcast (MP3)
November 14, 2008 - Richard Carter, Emeritus Professor of Agriculture Education at Iowa State University: "Charting the Course: Leadership in the 21st Century"
October 24, 2007 - Duane Acker, President Emeritus, Kansas State University and Collaborative Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University: "Will You Be a Leader"
Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture
March 5, 2012 - Joe Taets, senior vice president and president of the Agricultural Services business unit at Archer Daniels Midland Company, “Setting the Global Table: Strategies for Feeding and Fueling a Growing World”
April 6, 2011 - James Borel, executive vice president of DuPont, “How Agricultural Innovation and Collaboration Will Shape the Future of the World” Podcast (MP3)