Staff

Kraig Tweed


Regional Director
ktweed@iastate.edu
563-382-2949

Kraig has over 25 years of leadership experience and served on the Extension Council in Greene County for 10 years.  Kraig attended Wayland Baptist University, Plainview Texas, where he finished his graduate degree while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Julie Christensen


Office Coordinator
juliechr@iastate.edu
563/568-6345

Morgan Heim


County Youth Co-Coordinator
mlheim@iastate.edu
563-568-6345

Heim grew up in Northeast Iowa and is an Allamakee County 4-H alumna. Through her many years in 4-H she was an active member of the Bear Creek Kids 4-H club, and also served on County and State 4-H Council.  She returns to the area with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

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County Youth Co-Coordinator
563-568-6345

Lana Dahlstrom


Office Assistant
dahlstro@iastate.edu
563-568-6345

Teresa Wiemerslage


Regional Program Coordinator, Food Systems
wiemer@iastate.edu
563-794-0599

Communications; consumer horticulture; direct marketing; farm to school; farmers markets; gardening; local food systems; local foods; plant disease; plant pathology; sustainable agriculture; value added agriculture

Jennifer Bentley


Extension Dairy Field Specialist
jbentley@iastate.edu
563-382-2949

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities

Kendra Crooks


4-H and Youth Development Specialist
kcrooks@iastate.edu
641-394-2174

Youth

Bob Hauer


Consumer Horticulture Program Assistant
bhauer@iastate.edu
641/394-2174

Horticulture

Lynette Houser


Regional Youth Coordinator
lmanders@iastate.edu
563-382-2949

Youth and 4-H

Brian Lang


Extension Field Agronomist
bjlang@iastate.edu
563/382-2949

Develop and conduct educational programs in row crop, forage, and pasture management with emphasis on integrated crop management and controlled intensive grazing. Specific areas of expertise include: corn, soybean, small grain, hay, silage, and grazing management; soil testing and nutrient recommendations; manure management; pesticide management; conventional, ridge-till, and no-till production; with emphasis on net profit, sustainability, and environmental concerns. Advise and assist with multi-agency water quality projects in Northeast Iowa. Arrange multi-disciplined programs with local and state extension agricultural specialists, agricultural providers, and conservation agencies. Provide timely media releases on critical crop management related issues.

Laura Liechty


Regional Youth and Nutrition Coordinator
lliechty@iastate.edu
(563) 382-2949

Liechty coordinates outreach activities for school-based 4-H Food and Fitness teams and youth-led FEEST events, and outreach to families about healthy eating and active living.  She is a Registered Dietician and has experience working with public schools, Head Start and the WIC program.

Nick McCann


Food System Value Chain Coordinator
nemccann@iastate.edu
563-382-2949

Business planning, distribution, logistics, meat processing, sustainable agriculture.

Patrick O'Malley


Horticulture Program Specialist
omall@iastate.edu
(319) 337-2145

Primary areas of expertise: commercial fruits and vegetables. Secondary areas of expertise: ornamental horticulture including greenhouse and nursery crops, and turfgrass

Kristen Schulte


Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist
kschulte@iastate.edu
563-547-3001

Farm and Ag Business Management Specialists offer a variety of educational programs including those related to land leasing, land valuation, financial analysis, government programs, and risk management. In addition, Schulte will specialize in dairy economic, financial statements and analysis.

Denise Schwab


Beef Program Specialist
dschwab@iastate.edu
319-721-9624

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.

Mark Storlie


Swine Program Specialist
mstorlie@iastate.edu
563/425-3331

Swine production management – production pig flow, breeding and farrowing schedules, principles and application of PQA; initiating and utilizing production and financial records for management – marketing, cost control; analysis of nutritional feeding programs; alternative housing options – hoop buildings; mortality composting; contracting considerations – production & marketing; development & communication with employees – production handbooks; development of computer templates for management control or awareness; support of value-added production and marketing systems – organic, sustainable production, direct marketing.

Cindy Thompson


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
cpthom08@iastate.edu
641-435-4864

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance (interim)

Jill Weber


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Health
jrweber@iastate.edu
319-234-6811 Ext. 112

Nutrition and foods-related education; food safety and sanitation; healthy lifestyles; human development; instructional strategies.

Karen K. Lathrop


Organizational Advancement Specialist
klathrop@iastate.edu
(319) 930-9744

Marketing, Branding,Organization Development

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