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Cheryl Heronemus

Regional Extension Education Director

Serves as a liaison for institutional outreach between ISU Extension & Outreach and the County Extension Council. Provides leadership to the county council, staff and clientele. Ensures quality programs are delivered to meet identified needs of Iowans.

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Karen Byers

County Extension Director

Provides oversight for County Extension program delivery in 4 Signature Areas: Food & The Environment, Health & Well-Being, Economic Development, and K-12 Outreach.

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Janet Neppl

Office Assistant

Administrative assistance and general bookkeeping for all County Extension program areas. Coordinates all Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC's) for the County Extension Office.

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Barb Utech

Office Assistant/Part-Time

Administrative assistance for the Extension Office on a seasonal/part-time basis. Emphasis on 4-H & Youth and county fair activities.

Betsy Harwood

Betsy Harwood

Youth Coordinator

Ricochet Middle School Leadership program coordination with all three school districts in the county during the school year. Summer youth programming and delivery of STEM camps and activities.

Jan Monahan

Jan Monahan

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

Financial Management for individuals and families including spending plans, budgeting for your needs, consumer decision-making, dealing with credit and debt, and planning for your future - savings, insurance, and retirement.

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Lori Hayungs

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Family life, parenting, and family development

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Renee Sweers

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition & Health

Nutrition throughout the life-cycle, Nutrition, Health and Prevention of chronic disease, Women, Infant and Children's Health Issues, Food Safety and Quality, Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP) in selected counties.

Dr. Beth Doran

Beth Doran

Beef Field Specialist

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Provides primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agriculture. Secondary emphasis is directed toward sheep, dairy and horses.

Paul Kassel

Ag Crops Field Specialist

corn and soybean management; forage management; insect and crop disease management; soil fertility and fertilizer use; soils and soil survey; stored grain management.; tillage systems; weed

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Melissa O'Rourke

Farm Management Specialist

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Agricultural law, employment legal issues, land and related leasing issues, estate and succession planning. Annie’s Project for Farm Women

Dave Stender

Dave Stender

Swine Specialist
(712) 225-6196

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Alternative swine; boar; hog; manure; niche pork; pig; piglet.; pork; pork production; pork quality; sow; spreadsheet; sustainable swine; swine; swine business analysis; swine computer software; swine feed; swine management; swine nutrition; swine records (including sow tracker; swine ventilation

Wade Weber

Youth Program Specialist

Educates young people in life skills, learning how to learn, communication, citizenship, leadership and decision making.

Julie Hlas

Julie Hlas

Advancement Specialist
(712) 389-0129

Marketing and communications

Jane Nolan Goeken

Communities Specialist

Community Development, economic development, eCommerce

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