Crops

The crops team focuses on integrated management for sustainable agriculture with three priorities: crops (production and grain storage), soils (soil fertility and nutrient management, and soil management), and pests (weed, plant disease and insect resistance). Specialists at the Iowa State University campus and around the state help clients understand the importance of food security and environmental stewardship. Find a crops team member in your area below.

Crop Specialists

The map colors represent the region covered by one of the field specialists below.
crops team territory map

Field Specialists

Joel DeJong headshot
Region: 1
712-540-1085
Paul Kassel headshot
Region: 2
712-260-3389
angie headshot
Region: 3
515-231-2830
Terry Basol headshot
Region: 4
641-426-6801
Brian Lang headshot
Region: 5
563-387-7058
Mike Witt Headshot
Region: 6
641-430-2600
meaghan anderson headshot
Region: 7
319-331-0058
Rebecca Vittetoe Headshot
Region: 8
712-540-3319
Virgil Schmitt headshot
Region: 9
563-260-3721
Aaron Saeugling headshot
Region: 10
712-243-1132
joshua michel headshot
Region: 11
319-523-2371

State Specialists

Mahdi Al-Kaisi Headshot
515-294-8304
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515-294-0150
Sotirios Archontoulis Headshot
515-294-7413
Jamie Benning headshot
515-294-6038
ryan bergman headshot
515-294-4024
erin bowers headshot
515-294-6383
randall cass headshot
515-294-5967
betsy danielson headshot
515-294-7293
doug gass headshot
515-294-7148
Bob hartzler headshot
515-294-1164
maya hayslett headshot
319-321-1350
Emily Heaton headshot
515-294-1310
Erin Hodgson Headhsot
515-294-2847
Charles Hurbugh headshot
515-294-8629
Laura Jesse Headshote
515-294-0581
prashant headshot
515-294-1360
Brandon Kleinke headshot
515-294-1741
Mark Licht headshot
515-294-0877
Antonio Mallarino headhsot
515-294-6200
Clarke McGrath Headshot
712-215-2146
Daren Mueller Headshot
515-294-8000
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515-294-0527
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515-294-8912
Alison Rodertson Headshot
515-294-6708
Lina Headshot
515-294-0581
John Sawyer headshot
515-294-7078
scheafer head shot
515-294-4286
Adam Sisson Headshot
515-203-0739
ethan stoetzer headshot
515-294-1741
Greg Tylka Headshot
515-294-3021
Kathy Wilson headshot
515-294-1101
Ed Zaworski headshot
515-294-1741