Sherry McGill

Region 5 Extension Education Director

Management, youth and families, leadership

Janelle Johnson

Program Coordinator

Ann Schoenrock

Program and Youth Coordinator

Joel DeJong

Crops Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection Frequent Clients: Farmers, agribusiness personnel, media

Jodi Fisher

Program Assistant

Jill Leners

Office and Program Assistant

Cheryl Connot-Perez

4-H and Youth Development
(712) 276-2157

4-H Youth & Development

Lori Hayungs

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Family life, parenting, and family development

Renee Sweers

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition throughout the life-cycle, Nutrition, Health and Prevention of chronic disease, Women, Infant and Children's health issues, Food Safety and Quality, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP) in selected counties

Beth Doran

Beef Field Specialist

Primary leadership in Extension beef programming for feedlot, cow-calf and agri-business clients. Secondary emphases in horse and sheep programming.

Abbie Gaffey

Communities Field Specialist

Planning & Zoning Training Workshops For Local Officials; Leadership Development; Organizational Planning & Development; Building Effective Teams and Conducting Effective Meetings; Facilitating Effective Town-Future Meetings; Iowa State Election

Jane Goeken

Communities Field Specialist

Grant-Writing and Project Development, Strategic Planning and Visioning, Facilitation, Survey and Needs Assessment Development, Town Meetings, Providing Training for Local Officials

Julie Hlas

External Relations Specialist
712-274-0048 Ext 225

Public Relations, Media Relations, Marketing, Digital Photography, Layout and Design and External Communications.

Kris Kohl

Field Specialist-Agricultural Engineering

Livestock facilities, building materials and construction ventilation systems, manure management systems, soil erosion and crop residue management, soil and water conservation, ground water quality, well construction and maintenance, farm machinery, environmental regulations, energy conservation and farm safety.

Jan Monahan

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

Financial Management for individuals and families including spending plans, budgeting for your needs, consumer decision-making, dealing with credit and debt, and planning for your future - savings, insurance, and retirement.

Dave Stender

Swine Field Specialist

Management of a swine operation, using records for management decisions, nutrition analysis for cost and performance, production flow planning, environmental issues, swine welfare, swine handling, value added niche pork production and using computer software for monitoring and making decisions.

Ryan Breuers

Dairy Specialist

In 2012, Breuer received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a special focus on food animals and bovine medicine. His bachelor’s degree is in pre-veterinarian studies with a concentration on biological sciences and chemistry from Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Breuer has worked as a food animal and bovine veterinarian with River Valley Veterinary Clinic in Plain, Wisconsin, and most recently was associate practitioner at the Mayville Animal Clinic in Wisconsin. He spent his veterinary internships practicing dairy medicine and ambulatory rotations with numerous veterinary services in California, Idaho and Wisconsin.

As ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist Breuer will be focusing on engaging dairy producers and professionals serving them. “One of my goals will be to provide dairy producers with a better understanding of the dairy industry tools available,” said Breuer. He plans to use informational pamphlets, workshops, instructional meetings and on-farm dairy programs to enhance understanding and profit.

Craig Tordsen

Program Manager Value Added Agriculture
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