DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 4, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced Maury Noonan has been hired as the Regulatory Division Director at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Maury Noonan will oversee the Food Safety and Animal Health and Consumer Protection and Industry Services divisions.
“Ensuring consumer protection is an important part of the Department’s role within our state,” said Naig. “Noonan brings an extensive agriculture and legal background to our team, making him a great fit to lead these divisions.”
Noonan will oversee day-to-day operations that guarantee consumer protections. This includes animal industry, dairy products control, commercial feed and fertilizer, Iowa Laboratory bureau, meat and poultry inspection, pesticides, agricultural diversification and market development, entomology, grain warehouse, and weights and measures.
Noonan joins the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship after practicing agriculture and environmental law in Iowa and Minnesota. Prior to practicing law, he held positions at the Kansas Department of Transportation and the USDA General Counsel’s office.
He obtained a J.D. from Kansas Law School. Noonan grew up on his family’s farm in Northwest Iowa and remains active with the operation.