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.

Rita Severson


Office Point of Contact/Bookkeeper/Office Assistant
ritas@iastate.edu
(563) 245-1451

If you need help from Extension & Outreach in Clayton County, Rita is the first stop! If she can't get you the answer, she knows the person that can.

Tammy Muller


County Youth & 4H Program Coordinator
tamuller@iastate.edu
(563) 245-1451

4-H & Youth programming

Shannon Durbin

Shannon Durbin


Part Time Office Assistant/Program Coordinator
sdurbin@iastate.edu
563-245-1451

Food & Fitness, Lego Robotics program and after school programming

Dan Lane


Iowa State University 4-H and Youth Development Specialist
danlane@iastate.edu
(563) 245-1451 or 515-291-1844

Youth and Agriculture.

Cindy Baumgartner


Nutrition and Health Specialist
cbaum@iastate.edu
563/927-4201

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

Jennifer Bentley


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

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities

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.

Karen K. Lathrop


Community Development Field Specialist
klathrop@iastate.edu
(319) 325-5465

Economic development

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


Family Life/Family Finance Specialist
cpthom08@iastate.edu
641-435-4864

Larry Tranel


Dairy & Forages Field Specialist
tranel@iastate.edu
563/583-6496

Dairy/beef and forage production with additional specialties in management intensive grazing and dairy financial management

Teresa Wiemerslage


Region 4 Extension Program & Communications Coordinator
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

Share |