Kraig Tweed

Regional Director

Francesca Reyes

Office Manager

Beth Holthaus

Office Assistant

Jennifer Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities

Jennifer Bentley's Dairy Extension Resource Page

Lynette Houser

Regional Youth Coordinator

Kayla Koether

Food Systems Specialist

Grazing, local foods, Holistic Management, beginning farmers

Brian Lang

Extension Agronomist

Develop and conduct educational programs in row crop, forage, and pasture management with emphasis on integrated crop management and controlled intensive grazing. .

Melissa R O'Rourke

Farm and Agribusiness Management Specialist

Farm Transition & Estate Planning; Human Resource Management; Farmland Leasing & Land Values; Farm Business Planning

Laura Liechty

Regional Youth and Nutrition Coordinator
(563) 382-2949

Liechty coordinates outreach activities for school-based 4-H Food and Fitness teams and youth-led FEEST events, and outreach to families about healthy eating and active living.  She is a Registered Dietician and has experience working with public schools, Head Start and the WIC program.

Kendra Crooks

4-H and Youth Development Specialist

Jeannette Mukayisire

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Finance

Patrick O'Malley

Horticulture Program Specialist
(319) 337-2145

Denise Schwab

Beef Program Specialist

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.

Mark Storlie

Swine Program Specialist

Swine production management

Cindy Thompson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
Quality child care, parenting education, child development, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), early childhood nature/science, managing stress, strength-based and relationship-based approaches, aging topics.

Jill Weber

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
319-234-6811 Ext. 112

Nutrition and foods-related education; food safety and sanitation; healthy lifestyles; human development; instructional strategies.

Teresa Wiemerslage

Regional Program Coordinator, Food Systems

Communications; consumer horticulture; direct marketing; farm to school; farmers markets; gardening; local food systems; local foods; plant disease; plant pathology; sustainable agriculture; value added agriculture

Karen K. Lathrop

Organizational Advancement Specialist
(319) 930-9744

Marketing, Branding, Organization Development

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