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.

Debra Kahler

Office Manager

Michele Kelly

County Youth Coordinator

Judy Mohlis

Office Assistant

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

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
(641) 435-4864

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.

Kapil Arora

Ag Engineering Program Specialist

Water Quality, Soil Conservation Practices, Soil Erosion, Composting, Environmental Regulations

Jennifer Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

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

Kendra Crooks

4-H and Youth Development Specialist


Bob Hauer

Consumer Horticulture Program Assistant


Lynette Houser

Regional Youth Coordinator

Youth and 4-H

Brian Lang

Extension Field Agronomist

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.

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

Denise Schwab

Beef Program Specialist

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.

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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