Johanna Rahbusch

(319) 377- 9839 Ext. 323
Janice Savel

Janice Savel

Office Assistant
(319) 377-9839 Ext. 301

Kristi Cooper

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
319.377.9839 Ext. 315
Mary Dlouhy Linn County Extension office manager Cedar Rapids 4-H

Mary Dlouhy

Office Manager
(319) 377-9839 Ext. 314
Julie Fagle CIRAS government contracting Iowa State

Julie Fagle

CIRAS Specialist
(319) 721-5357

Government Contracting

Kate Moore

County Youth Coordinator
319.377.9839 EXT 305

Shelly O'Neal

Master Gardener Program Coordinator/Community Ag Program Liaison
319-377-9839 Ext 316

Liz Pearson

EFNEP Program Assistant

Donna Smith

EFNEP Program Assistant
Ann Torbert 4-H Linn County Iowa Youth Programs

Ann Torbert

4-H Youth Development Specialist
(319) 377-9839 Ext. 319

Youth Development, After School and Community Club Programming

Paula Wood buy eat live healthy classes cedar rapids iowa

Paula Wood

EFNEP Program Assistant

Paula teaches a series of classes called Buy Eat Live Healthy. These classes, for adults, show participants how to choose nutritious foods for themselves and their families, save an average of $50 a month on their food bill and handle food safely. Participants receive practical, hands-on experience and ideas about how to implement suggestions for healthy eating. 
The Buy Eat Live Healthy classes are FREE to participants and can be taught to groups or individuals. Learn more about the program.
Las clases son disponibles en español.

Meaghan Anderson

Field Agronomist

Cindy Baumgartner

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
office: 563.927.4201; cell: 563.608.0868

Greg Brenneman

Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering

Ag Engineering Specialist

Ryan Drollette

Ryan Drollette

Farm Management Specialist

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

Sean Galleger


Account Manager

Karen K. Lathrop

Advancement Specialist
(319) 325-5465

External Relations

Jacki Luckstead Youth Specialist 4-H

Jacki Luckstead

Region 10 4-H Youth Program Specialist
(319) 377-9839
Patrick O'Malley commercial fruit vegetable horticulturist

Patrick O'Malley

Commercial Horticulture Specialist

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

Denise Schwab

Beef Specialist


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.

Larry F. Tranel

Dairy, Beef and Forage Specialist
(563) 583-6496 ext. 14

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.

Rachel Wall

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Michael White

Viticulture Specialist

Grape production; vineyard & winery management.

Phyllis Zalenski

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
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