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.

Position Open- Now Hiring

Office Assistant

Mary Schrandt-Prouty

Interim Office Manager
(641) 394-2174

Jane Juchems

County Youth Coordinator

4-H and Youth Programs

Kendra Crooks

4-H and Youth Development Specialist


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

Jennifer Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities
Jennifer Bentley's Dairy Extension Resource Page

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

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

Melissa R O'Rourke

Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist

Farm Transition & Estate Planning; Human Resource Management; Farmland Leasing & Land Values; Farm Business Planning

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

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
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
319-234-6811 Ext. 112

Nutrition and foods-related education; food safety and sanitation; healthy lifestyles; human development; instructional strategies.
• ChildCare Provider Nutrition Training Brochure
2015 Serv Safe Brochure

Teresa Wiemerslage

Regional Program Coordinator, Food Systems

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

Karen K. Lathrop

Organizational Advancement Specialist
(319) 325-5465

Marketing, Branding,Organization Development

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