Jeffrey Macomber

Region 16 Extension Director
(563) 886-6157

Becky Bray

County Extension Director
(563) 359-7577

Erica Bell

Community Schools Resource Coordinator - Madison Elementary School

Jennifer Best

Extension Educator: Families, Youth & Communities
(563) 359-7577

Youth & Families

Jessica Elliott

Families and Youth Program Assistant

Gale Francione

Extension Program Assistant - Buy. Eat. Live Healthy
(563) 359-7577

Erin Higgins

Youth Program Assistant
Breann Hirst

Breann Hirst

Families Matter - Monroe School

Pam Johnson

(563) 359-7577

Becky King

Extension Assistant / Receptionist
(563) 359-7577

Lindsey Mack

Families Matter - Monroe Elementary School

Heather Miller

Families Matter - Jefferson Elementary

Sanjuana Shores

Extension Program Assistant - Buy. Eat. Live Healthy
(563) 359-7577

Miryam Stone

Families Matter - Buchanan Elementary School
Suzanne Tanner

Suzanne Tanner

Extension Program Assistant - Buy. Eat. Live Healthy
(563) 359-7577

Christina Taylor

Families Matter - Madison Elementary School

Anna Themas

Families Program Assistant - Parenting Successful Kids

Cyntra Walker

Extension Assistant / Garden Growers

Greg Brenneman

Agricultural Engineering Program Specialist
(319) 337-2145

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

Ryan Drollette

Farm Management Program Specialist
(319) 337-2145

Business Planning, Decision Tools, Risk Management, Value Added Alternatives, Farm Leasing

Barb Dunn-Swanson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Sean T. Galleger

Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)

Account Manager

Karen Lathrop

Advancement Specialist

Karen Lathrop is a visionary leader skilled at connecting people and process to vision and resources. Her experience in corporate sales, marketing and economic development make her a trusted resource in promoting the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach brand and vision.

Tom Miller

Swine Program Specialist
(319) 653-4811


Patrick O'Malley

Commercial Horticulture Program Specialist
(319) 337-2145

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

Virgil Schmitt

Crops Program Specialist
(563) 263-5701


Denise Schwab

Livestock/Beef Program Specialist
(319) 472-4739

Production information related to nutrition, facilities, health, records analysis, and pasture and forage management for beef and sheep producers. Individual consultation on improving productivity in livestock operations.

Vera Stokes

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
(563) 210-0587 or (563) 659-5125

Larry Tranel

Dairy Specialist

Dairy Financial Analysis; Dairy Grazing; Dairy Production

Diane VanWyngarde

Community and Economic Development Program Specialist

Tourism, Elderhostel, and economic development

Phyllis Zalenski

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(319) 465-3224

Budgeting, credit, resource management

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