Kraig Tweed

Regional Director

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.

Danielle Day

Office Manager
(641) 394-2174

Andrea Sullivan

Office Assistant

Cala Westergard

County Youth Coordinator

4-H and Youth Programs

Diane Day

E.A.G.L.E. Coordinator

Early literacy

Bob Hauer

Consumer Horticulture Program Assistant


Kapil Arora

Ag Engineering Program Specialist

Water Quality, Soil Conservation Practices, Soil Erosion, Composting, Environmental Regulations.

Terry Basol

Extension Field Agronomist

Crop production

Cindy Baumgartner

Nutrition and Health Specialist

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

Jennifer Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities

Russ Euken

Beef Program Specialist

Production information related to nutrition, facilities, health, records, and budgeting for swine beef, sheep and dairy producers. Computer applications for livestock production. Individual consultation on improving productivity in livestock operations. Environmentally sound livestock production methods

Lynette Houser

Regional Youth Coordinator

Youth and 4-H

Dan Huyser

Ag Engineer

Livestock facilities, building materials and construction ventilation systems, manure management systems, soil erosion and crop residue management, soil and water conservation, ground water quality, well construction and maintenance, farm machinery, environmental regulations, energy conservation and farm safety.

Dan Lane

4-H and Youth Development Specialist
(563) 245-1451 or 515-291-1844

Youth and Agriculture.

Karen K. Lathrop

Community Development Field Specialist
(319) 325-5465

Economic development

Laura Liechty

Regional Youth and Nutrition Coordinator
(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

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

Patrick O'Malley

Horticulture Program Specialist

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

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.

Mark Storlie

Swine Program Specialist

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

Family Life/Family Finance Specialist
(641) 229-6655

Teresa Wiemerslage

Region 4 Extension Program & Communications Coordinator

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

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