Mandy Maher

Mandy Maher

County Program Coordinator
(712) 374-2351
  • Program planning
  • Program implementation
  • Staff supervision and support
Heidi Lowthorp

Heidi Lowthorp

County Youth Coordinator/Parent Educator with Growing Strong FamiliesAs
(712) 374-2351
  • Child development
  • Community Resources
  • 4-H
  • Youth Outreach
Lynda Marshall

Lynda Marshall

Office Assistant
  • Bookkeeping
  • Pesticide Applicator's Training Liason
Julia Shull

Julia Shull

Assistant County Youth Coordinator
  • 4-H
  • Youth Development
  • Outreach

Alan Ladd

Regional Extension Education Director
(712) 769-2600


Dave Seilstad, Youth Field Specialist

David Seilstad

4-H & Youth Development Field Specialist
(712) 644-2105

Partnerships; Volunteerism; Youth Development; Youth Program Development; Youth Science and Technology

Lynn Adams

Community Development Specialist
(712) 309-2132

Fund-raising, regional development systems, economic development

Steve Adams

Community Development Specialist
(712) 309-1830

Economic Development

Kim Brantner

Kim Brantner

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
Christopher Clark, Beef Field Specialist

Christopher Clark

Beef Field Specialist
(712) 769-2600

Development and delivery of educational materials related to cow/calf and feedlot sectors of the beef industry including animal health management, beef production management, beef reproduction, genetic improvement, animal handling facilities.

Tim Eggers

Farm Management Field Specialist
(712) 542-5171

Crop and livestock insurance; Crop economics; Farm machinery management; Farmland and building leasing; Grain marketing; Livestock economics; Livestock marketing; Strategic planning; Sustainable and alternative agricultural enterprises; USDA commodity program; Value added agriculture

Barb Fuller

Barb Fuller

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
(641) 202-1843

Healthy People have been an interest for Barb Fuller throughout her professional career.  From food safety concerns to making healthy food choices, Barb is able to bring nutrition expertise to a wide range of audiences.  A growing awareness of local foods and regional food systems is an emerging area of emphasis for her work.
Delivering unbiased, research-based health and nutrition information to people at the community level is Barb's mission, creating healthy life-style choices, her goal.

Julie Hlas

Julie Hlas

Advancement Specialist
Sandra McKinnon, Families Program Specialist

Sandra McKinnon

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(712) 366-7070

Family Finance

Aaron Saeugling, Field Agronomist

Aaron Saeugling

Field Agronomist
(712) 769-2650

Educational programs in crop production and protection

Shawn Shouse

Program Specialist
(712) 769-2600

energy conservation; environmental water quality; farm safety; grain storage and drying; household septic systems; indoor air quality; livestock facility and feedlot design; manure management; mold; radon; soil and water conservation; water and fencing for grazing systems; Well water quality

Matt Swantek, Swine Field Specialist

Matt Swantek, Ph.D

Swine Field Specialist
(712) 371-2856

business analysis, computer software and spreadsheets, feeds and nutrition, production and management practices, problem-solving, record keeping, benchmarking and databases, pork production, pork quality, pork safety, facilities, breeding.

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