Beef: Beth Doran

Beth Doran

Counties Served
  • Buena Vista
  • Calhoun
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Dickinson
  • Emmet
  • Ida
  • Lyon
  • Monona
  • O'Brien
  • Osceola
  • Palo Alto
  • Plymouth
  • Pocahontas
  • Sac
  • Sioux
  • Woodbury
Areas of Expertise
  • Provides primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agriculture for 17 counties in Northwest Iowa
  • Secondary emphasis is directed toward sheep and horse programming
  • On-farm research and demonstration related to beef production
Clients
  • Livestock producers (adult and youth)
  • Agri-business professionals
  • Agricultural Educators
  • Governmental agency staff

Joined ISU Extension:

  • August, 1993
  • June, 1977
Extension Positions
  • Extension Beef Field Specialist, 1993-current
  • Agricultural Agent, Sanilac and Huron Counties in Michigan, 1989-1993
  • 4-H and youth Leader, Bremer and Chickasaw Counties, 1977-1981
Education
  • Ph.D., Animal Nutrition, Oklahoma State University, Animal Nutrition, 1988
  • M.S., Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, 1985
  • B.S., Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1983
  • B.S., Home Economics Education, Iowa State University, 1975
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • Iowa State University extension and Outreach - 30 Years of Service, 2015
  • Iowa Cattlemen's Association - Woman of the Year, 2005
  • Iowa State University - R.K. Bliss Award, 2004
  • Gamma Sigma Delta - Extension Award of Merit, 2003
  • Iowa State University Extension - Excellence in Livestock Extension Programming, 2002
  • Sioux County Cattlemen's Association - Cattle Person of the Year, 2001
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