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Farm Management: Melissa O’Rourke

Melissa O’Rourke

Counties Served
  • Lyon
  • Osceola
  • Dickinson
  • Emmet
  • Sioux
  • O'Brien   
  • Clay
  • Palo Alto
  • Plymouth
  • Cherokee
  • Buena Vista
  • Pocahontas
  • Woodbury
Areas of Expertise
  • Agricultural law, employment legal issues, land and related leasing issues, estate and succession planning.
  • Annie’s Project for Farm Women
Frequent Clients

Farm and agribusiness owners and operators, extension councils, various public and private agencies, media.

Joined ISU Extension

2010

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Law practice (18 years) in litigation, administrative and business planning/strategy
  • Employment and immigration matters
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Instructor and professor of business administration (management, marketing, human resources, accounting)
  • Immigration law
Education
  • Ph.D., University of South Dakota
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.S., Illinois State University
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • "Checklist for Iowa Agricultural Employers” Ag Decision Maker, February 2011
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