Mandy Maher

County Program Coordinator
(712) 374-2351

Susan Harris

County Youth Coordinator
(712) 374-2351

Heidi Lowthorp

Program Assistant-Growing Strong Families Program
(712) 374-2351

As a parent educator with Growing Strong Families, the majority of my time is spent on: 1. Monthly home visits 2. Parent education 3. Child development issues 4. Community resource information

Lynda Marshall

Lynda Marshall

Office Assistant

Alan Ladd

Regional Extension Education Director
(712) 769-2600


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

Nutrition and Health Program Specialist
(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.

Mary Beth Kaufman, Family Resource Management Specialist

Mary Beth Kaufman

Family Resource Management Specialist
(712) 755-3104

Financial Management

Sandra McKinnon, Families Program Specialist

Sandra McKinnon

Families Program Specialist
(712) 366-7070


Aaron Saeugling, Field Agronomist

Aaron Saeugling

Field Agronomist
(712) 769-2600

Educational programs in crop production and protection

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

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

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.

Robert Coacher

Manufacturing Account Manager
(515) 419-2162
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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