Region 16 Director

Annette Shipley

Regional Extension Education Director

Kelli Jahn

Youth and Families Educator

Brianne Johnson

Youth Development Educator

Mark A. Schroeder, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator

Catherine Winchester

Office Assistant

Amber Bisinger

External Relations Specialist
(319) 377-9839

Marketing, Community Relations, Event Planning

Greg Brenneman

Field Specialist Agricultural Engineering
(319) 337-2145

Livestock facilities including manure handling, ventilation and layout, farmstead layout, farm buildings, energy conservation, drainage, soil conservation practices, conservation tillage, no-till, ground water and surface water quality, private water supplies, water treatment, private wastewater treatment systems, grain drying and storage. Frequent Clients: Grain and livestock producers, homeowners, ag businesses, and government agency staff

Ryan Drollette

Farm and Ag Business Management Program Specialist

Farm Management, Dairy Economics, Livestock Economics, Marketing, Risk Management, Decision Tools, Farm Leasing

Sean T. Galleger

Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)

Account Manager

Patrick O'Malley

Field Specialist - Commercial Horticulture
(319) 337-2145

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

Virgil Schmitt

Field Specialist - Crops
(563) 263-5701


Denise Schwab

Field Specialist - Livestock/Beef
319) 472-4739

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

Vera Stokes

Field Specialist, Families

Phyllis Zalenski

Field Specialist - Family Resource Management
(319) 462-2791

Family Resource Management

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