Beef: Denise Schwab

Denise Schwab

Counties Served
  • Winneshiek
  • Allamakee
  • Fayette
  • Clayton
  • Bremer
  • Black Hawk
  • Buchanan
  • Delaware
  • Dubuque
  • Tama
  • Benton
  • Linn
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Clinton
  • Scott
Areas of Expertise

Production information related to nutrition, facilities, health, records analysis, and pasture and forage management for beef and sheep producers.  Individual consultation on improving productivity in livestock operations.

Frequent Clients

Livestock producers, veterinarians, agribusiness representatives, lenders, youth livestock participants, media, USDA and other public staff.

Joined ISU Extension

June 1983

Extension Positions/Other Experience

State 4-H Youth Development Specialist, 1999-2003; Extension Livestock/Beef Field Specialist, 1992-99; Tama County Extension Agriculturist 1989-92; Tama County 4-H & Youth Leader, 1985-89; Dickinson & Emmet County 4-H & Youth Leader, 1983-85.

Education Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1987
Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1983


Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Iowa State University Extension Association, Treasurer, ISUEA Achievement Award 1987; ISU Extension Achievement Award, 1997; Professional & Scientific Council, 1999-2002; Epsilon Sigma Phi, Mid-Career Award 1997; American Society of Animal Science; National Association of County Agricultural Agents,  4-H & Youth Program Award 1991; National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, NAE4HA Achievement Award 1988

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