Rich Wrage

Regional Extension Education Director
(641) 752-1551

Alison Boelman

County Extension Administrator
(515) 382-6551

Non-profit management workshops

Michelle Adams

Office and Program Assistant
Katy Johnson

Katy Johnson

Family Nutrition Program Assistant

Mark Johnson

Field Agronomist

Melissa McEnany

Office and Program Assistant

Ruth Powell

Central Iowa Local Foods Coordinator

Mary Wilkins

County 4-H Youth Coordinator
(515) 382-6551

4-H Youth Programs

Kapil Arora

Ag. Engineering Field Specialist
(515) 382-6551

Water Quality, Soil Conservation Practices, Manure Management, Composting, Environmental Regulations

Annette Brown

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 432-3882

4-H Youth Development focuses on empowering youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences in STEM, Healthy Living, Citizenship and Leadership, and Communication and Arts.  Education is provided through 4-H clubs, camps, workshops, afterschool programs, schools, and volunteer development.

Susan Erickson

Extension Specialist - Community and Economic Development

Healthy community design and therapeutic gardens

Steven Johnson

Farm Management Specialist
(515) 957-5790

Grain Marketing, Crop Insurance, Farmland Leasing, Crop Economics and Risk Management, Decision Tools. Farm Programs, ACRE Program, SURE Program, Flexible Cash Farm Leases, Crop Marketing Newsletter, and e-Farm Management.

Jolene McCoy

Advancement Specialist

Marketing and Communications

Malisa Rader

Family Life Program Specialist

Joe Sellers

Livestock Program Specialist


Matt Swantek

Matt Swantek

Swine Field Specialist

Area of Expertise: business analysis, computer software and spreadsheets, feeds and nutrition, production and management practices, problem-solving, record keeping, benchmarking and databases, pork production, pork quality, pork safety, facilities, breeding.

Derek Thompson

CIRAS Account Manager

Margaret Van Ginkel

Family Resource Management Field Specialist
(515) 727-0656

Financial management

Holly Van Heel

Nutrition & Health Program Specialist
Barb Wollan

Barb Wollan

Family Finance Program Specialist
(515) 832-9597

Family Resources including - Financial record keeping, Credit education, Financial planning and counseling

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