Bill Arndorfer

Regional Extension Educational Director

Ron Lenth

County Extension Coordinator

Tammy Curley

Office Manager

Katie Diemer

County Youth Coordinator

Kapil Arora

Ag Engineering Field Specialist
(515) 382-6551

Water Quality, Soil Conservation Practices, Manure Management, Composting, Environmental Regulations

Terry Basol

Extension Agronomist

Jen Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Calf care, fresh cow care, dairy herd management, herd health, farm employee management.

Karen Lathrop

Advancement Specialist
(319) 930-9744

Serving Eastern Iowa as an ISU Extension and Outreach Organizational Advancement Specialist, Karen strives to advance the mission, vision and values of this historic land-grant university. At the heart of Organizational Advancement are initiatives that advance our organization by garnering support, aggregating and sharing our collective impact, strengthening our brand, communicating our value and executing our strategic plan.

Patrick O'Malley

Commerical Horticulture

Melissa O'Rourke

Farm Management Specialist
Agricultural law, employment legal issues, land and related leasing issues, estate and succession planning, Annie’s Project for Farm Women, Law practice 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.

Denise Schwab

Beef Program Specialist

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 Field Specialist

Swine production management—production pig flow, breeding and farrowing schedules, principles and application of PQA; initiating and using production and financial records for management—marketing, cost control; analysis of nutritional feeding programs; alternative housing options—hoop buildings; mortality composting; contracting considerations—production and marketing; development and 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

Family Life Program Specialist, Family Life
(641) 435-4864

Quality child care, parenting education, child development, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), early childhood nature/science, managing stress, strength-based and relationship-based approaches, aging topics.

Jill Weber

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Family Nutrition and Health Food Safety Nutrition through the life span Specialty food business development Physical activity and obesity

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