Gene Mohling

Regional Extension Education Director, Region 15
(319) 337-2145

4-H, Production Ag, Consumer Horticulture

Mary Veatch

County Youth Coordinator

Youth Development and Livestock

Pamela Henry

Office Staff

Lynn Gahring

County Youth Educator
319 668-1052

Lynn provides programing to youth of all ages promoting the areas of health and nutrition, developmental skills,
team building with peers as well as the need for individual growth.

Meaghan Anderson

Field Agronomist
Ryan Drollette, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist

Ryan Drollette

Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist
319 337-2145

Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist :

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

Patrick Wall

Beef Field Specialist II
(515) 294-7801
Rachel Wall

Rachel Wall

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition, health, wellness, food safety and physical activity.

Lynn Adams

Economic, Development, Fundraising; Grant Writing
712 621-1564

Steve Adams

Community and Economic Development

Economic Development

Greg Brenneman

Ag and Bio-Systems Engineering
(319) 337-2145 or cell 319-330-3529

Livestock facilities including manure handling, ventilation and layout, farmstead layout, farm buildings, energy conservation, drainage, soil conservation practices, conservation tillage, no-till, ground water and surface water quality, private water supplies, water treatment, private wastewater treatment systems, grain drying and storage. Frequent Clients: Grain and livestock producers, homeowners, ag businesses, and government agency staff

Abbie Gaffey

Community and Economic Development

Leadership development, organization development

Sean T. Galleger

Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)

Account Manager

Himar Hernandez

Community and Economic Development
(641) 799-6681

Latino community development and Latino business development

Alan Jensen

Community and Economic Development

Geographic information systems, conservation, small town and rural planning

Colin Johnson

Program Specialist, Iowa Pork Industry Center Interim Swine Field Specialist, ISUEO

Educational programming; Pork production; Swine system sustainability

Advancement Specialist

Karen K. Lathrop

Advancement Specialist

Organizational Advancement Specialist
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Iowa State University and is currently pursuing her MBA. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and brings years of strategic planning, marketing and customer development experience to the Advancement Specialist position.


Clarke McGrath

712-733-2741 or cell 712-215-2146

Corn, Soybean and Forage Production and Protection, Weed Control Program Development, Precision Ag, Fertility Program Development, Field Training/Coaching of Crop Scouting Skills

Tom Miller

319-653-4811 or cell 319-519-3781

Swine Production Programs including Problem-solving, swine management, breeding and genetics, manure handling, record analysis, and financial analysis.

Jane Nolan Goeken

Community and Economic Development

Economic development, eCommerce

Patrick O'Malley

Commercial Horticulture
319-337-2145 or cell 319-330-0337

Primary areas of expertise: commercial fruits and vegetables. Secondary areas of expertise: ornamental horticulture including greenhouse and nursery crops, and turfgrass

Scott Timm

Community & Economic Development

Sustainable living and energy efficient technology

Larry Tranel

563-583-6496 or 563-590-7025

Production, nutrition and farm management education in dairy and beef; Dairy milk quality and mastitis prevention; Trouble shooting livestock problems; New and Remodeled freestall/parlor and other livestock facility planning; Utilization of forages; Management intensive grazing; and farm family labor/personnel management.

Diane Van Wyngarde

Community Program Specialist

Tourism, Elderhostel, Exploritas educational travel programs, group travel and economic development

Mary Weinand

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(319) 931-5087

Family Finance and Money Management

Mike White

515-961-6237 or cell 515-681-7286

Commercial Grape Production

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