Staff

Cheryl Heronemus


Region 1 Extension Education Director
hero@iastate.edu
712-957-5045 (O'Brien County); Cell Phone 712-240-2472; or 712-737-4230 (Sioux County)

Administration, Human Resource Development

Danielle Zuidema

Danielle Zuidema


K-4 Youth Associate Educator
dzuidema@iastate.edu
712-737-4230
Cindy Cleveringa

Cindy Cleveringa


4-H County Youth Coordinator
clever@iastate.edu
(712) 737-4230

Youth Programming, 4th-12th grade emphasis

Anita Jeltema

Anita Jeltema


Office Assistant
ajelt@iastate.edu
(712) 737-4230
Jackie Jiskoot

Jackie Jiskoot


Youth Program Assistant
jjiskoot@iastate.edu
712-737-4230

Youth program office assistant and program support

Vacant Position


Farm Management Specialist
712-000-0000
Dr. Beth Doran

Beth Doran


Extension Beef Specialist
doranb@iastate.edu
712-737-4230

Dr. Doran Full Biography

Provides primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agriculture. Secondary emphasis is directed toward sheep, dairy and horses.

Lori Hayungs

Lori Hayungs


Human Sciences, Family Life Specialist
lhayungs@iastate.edu
(605) 310-6318

Youth development, food and nutrition, family life, parenting, family development

Joel DeJong

Joel DeJong


Field Agronomist
jldejong@iastate.edu
(712) 546-7835

See Full Biography

Soil fertility, Insect and Weed Management, Alternative Tillage Methods,Integrated Crop Management, Pesticide Use and Safety, Manure as a Crop Nutrient, Weather-related Crop Problems, Sustainable Crop Production, Precision Agriculture

Kris Kohl

Dr. Kris Kohl


Extension Agricultural Engineer Specialist
kkohl1@iastate.edu
(712) 732-5056

Dr. Kris Kohl Complete Biography

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

Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator

Margaret Murphy


Horticulture Educator
mmurphy@iastate.edu
712-472-2576

Consumer Horticulture; Master Gardener training and coordination of programs; youth gardening programs

Dave Stender

David Stender


Extension Swine Specialist
dstender@iastate.edu
(712) 225-6196

See Full Biography

Management of swine operation, understanding and using records for management decisions, nutrition program analysis for cost and performance potential, genetic evaluation, value added marketing, understanding a packer sheet, evaluation of live animal and carcass, production flow planning, setting financial and production goals, business planning within the swine enterprise and developing and using computer software for monitoring and making decisions

Renee Sweers

Renee Sweers


Nutrition & Health Program Specialist
rsweers@iastate.edu
(712) 276-2157

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

Ryan Breuers

Ryan Breuers


Dairy Specialist
rmbreuer@iastate.edu
712-737-4230

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.

Jan Monahan

Jan Monahan


Family Finance Specialist
jmonahan@iastate.edu
712-336-3488

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.

Wade Weber

Wade M. Weber


Regional 4-H Youth Program Specialist
wadewebr@iastate.edu
712 737-4230

Educates young people in life skills, learning how to learn, communication, citizenship, leadership and decision making

Abbie Gaffey


Community Resource Development Field Specialist
agaffey@iastate.edu
(515) 294-6192
Cindy Gannon

Cindy Gannon


Regional Marketing Coordinator
cgannon@iastate.edu
712-957-5045

Marketing and communications for Extension and Outreach in the northwest corner of Iowa.

Julie Hlas

Julie Hlas


Advancement Specialist
hlas@iastate.edu
712.389.0129

Marketing and communications

Share |