Staff

strategic planning

Craig Hertel


Regional Director
chertel@iastate.edu
515-993-4281 Cell: 515-391-0940

Group facilitation, strategic planning, financial and credit management, community and organization development.
 

Preschool

Val Cameron


Preschool Enrichment Coordinator
valc@iastate.edu
(515) 961-6237

Coordinator for the Preschool Enrichment Project for the 4Rkids area (Adair, Dallas, Madison, and Warren Counties) which includes opportunities for parent involvement and preschool tuition assistance for families, technical assistance and quality efforts for preschools, and early childhood education.

Andrea Palmer

Andrea Palmer


County Youth Coordinator
ampalmer@iastate.edu
515-961-6237

4-H community clubs, 4-H Youth Committee, Area/State Opportunities, Clover Kids, 4-H volunteer management.

Kathryn Pierson


Office Point of Contact - Office Manager
kpierson@iastate.edu
515-961-6237

Office Point of Contact for Warren County clients in all program areas.  4-H Administration

 

Grape

Mike White


Viticulture Specialist
mlwhite@iastate.edu
(515) 961-6237

Horticulture practices for commercial winegrape vineyards, with an emphasis on site selection, soils management, cultivar selection, pest management and the use of mechanical labor saving systems. Works under the direction of the ISU Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute to provide overall technical information, communication and marketing assistance to vineyards and wineries in Iowa and adjoining states.

Family

Cheryl Clark


Human Science Specialist, Family Life
cclark@iastate.edu
641-373-2196

Family Life: quality child care, playground issues, parenting education, family decision making for later years, dealing with stress, change, and loss, building family strengths

Children

Sara Deppe


Early Childhood Quality Enhancement Educator
sdeppe@iastate.edu
515-462-1001

Early Childhood Environments

Fruits vegetables

Joe Hannan


Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist
jmhannan@iastate.edu
515-993-4281

Fruit and Vegetable Production and Management

Colin Johnson - Swine Field Specialist

Colin Johnson


Swine Field Specialist
colinj@iastate.edu
515-294-2340

Educational programming; pork production; swine system sustainability

Crop

Mark Johnson


Extension Field Agronomist
markjohn@iastate.edu
515-382-6551 Cell: 515-979-9578
Areas of Expertise
  • Integrated Crop Management
  • Corn and soybean management
  • Soil fertility
  • Alfalfa
  • Tillage systems
  • Integrated Pest Management - weeds, insects and crop diseases
  • Soil surveys
Frequent Clients

Farmers,crop consultants, agronomists, local sales agronomists, farm managers

Leasing

Steve Johnson


Farm & Ag Business Management
sdjohns@iastate.edu
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.

Nutrition

Mary Krisco


Human Science Specialist, Nutrition and Health
mkrisco@iastate.edu
515-957-5787

Nutrition and Dietetics, Child and Adult Weight Management

Youth

Jeff Macomber


Youth Program Specialist
jmacombe@iastate.edu
(515) 993-4281

Educational design, delivery and evaluation, prevention theory and practice, youth and family issues, human development, program management, volunteerism, communication, group facilitation and community involvement.
 

Marketing

Natasha Neal


Marketing and Public Relations
natneal@iastate.edu
515-294-7033
Fish

D. Allen Pattillo


Fisheries Extension Specialist
pattillo@iastate.edu
515-294-8616

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

marketing

Caitlyn Ryan


Marketing and Communications Coordinator
cryan@iastate.edu
(515) 462-4281

Social media, press releases, website content and email marketing. 

Livestock

Joe Sellers


Field Specialist, Livestock
sellers@iastate.edu
(641) 774-2016

Livestock

Engineering

Shawn Shouse


Agriculture Engineering Program Specialist
sshouse@iastate.edu
712-769-2600
Family Finance

Carolyn Steckelberg


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
steckelb@iastate.edu
515-957-5795

Finance

Sara Tessmer


Family Nutrition Program Assistant
stessmer@iastate.edu
515.462.1001
Manufacturing

Derek Thompson


Manufacturing Account Manager
thompson@iastate.edu
515-419-2163

Alan Vandehaar


Communities Field Specialist
alanv@iastate.edu
515-231-6513

Communities

Finance

Margaret VanGinkel


Human Science Specialist, Family Finance
vangin@iastate.edu
515-727-0656

Basic personal money management, Colors, financial management, Iowa Concern, retirement planning, stress, and hotlines
 

Myra Willms

Myra Willms


Early Childhood Quality Enhancement Educator
mwillms@iastate.edu
515.993.4281

Early Childhood Environments

Latino

Jon Wolseth


Community Development Field Specialist
jwolseth@iastate.edu
(515) 509-0558

Latino community development, Latino business development, youth engagement

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