Janet Smith

Regional Director

Janet is presently serving as a Human Sciences Family Life Specialists for Iowa State Extension and Outreach and has held this position since 2012. From 2009 until 2012 she served as a Program Specialists in both 4-H and Youth Development and prior she served as the Iowa State Extension County Education Director from 1991-2009 for Henry County.  She began her career in 1987 as an ISU Extension 4-H and Youth Leader in Lee and Henry County.  For nearly 30 years she has delivered research based educational programs which have impacted the lives of, youth, families, communities and businesses in Southeast Iowa.

Mary Steffener

County Youth Coordinator

Teresa Friedel

Office Assistant

Administrative & Support

Lisa McPherson

Program Assistant, Family Nutrition Program

Lisa teaches a set of lessons to eligible parents that includes how to plan meals, shop wisely and prepare nutritious and delicious food for families.

Rebecca Luers

Community Specialist

Provide educational programs, consultation, and technical assistance in the areas of  leadership development and community capacity building with a focus on community and youth engagement.

Morgan Hoenig

Morgan Hoenig

Local Foods Coordinator

Morgan has a passion for food and farming in Iowa. She owns and operates a six-acre organic vegetable farm in Mt. Pleasant, Mogo Farm LLC.She is an administrator for Green Share LLC, a collaboration of farmers who provide food for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and a number of restaurants in the Iowa City area. She was the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Manager for 7 years.

Patricia Steiner

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Charles Brown

Farm Management Specialist

Farm financial management, risk management, and the economics of farming.

Ryan Drollette

Farm Management Specialist

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

Patrick Wall

Beef Field Specialist

Livestock Beef

Greg Brenneman

Agricultural Engineer

agricultural engineering

Karen Lathrop

Advancement Specialist

Advancement Specialist in Marketing, Public Relations and Organizational Advancement for ISU Extension & Outreach.

Tom Miller

Livestock Field Specialist - Swine


Patrick OMalley

Commerical Horticulture Program Specialist

Fruit and Nut Trees as well as the Horticulture issues including vegetable gardens.

Virgil Schmitt

Crops Program Specialist


Mary Weinand

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

Financial Management, Horizons,Entrepreneurship,Budgeting, Credit, Credit Repair, Poverty

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