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Yuko Sato

One of the priorities atop Yuko Sato’s list when looking for a job after graduation was that the university have a strong extension program. That university turned out to be Iowa State, to the benefit of poultry famers across the state. Read more about Yuko Sato

Wendong Zhang

Wendong Zhang came to Ames, Iowa ready to carry on two of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s longest traditions. The Iowa Land Value Survey has been conducted since 1941 and the companion Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference is the longest running conference at Iowa State, both are now under the extension economist’s care. Read more about Wendong Zhang

2017 Staff Spotlights

A summary of the outstanding staff members that were featured in the Staff Spotlight in 2017.

Betsy Buffington

Betsy Buffington has spent nearly a decade working for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a program specialist. She focuses on the Pesticide Safety Education program, working to keep those who use pesticides educated and safe.

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Leo Timms

When Leo Timms accepted a job at Iowa State in 1984, he voiced a confession to his wife. He was scared.

“I didn’t think I could find a better job. I thought right from the beginning that this was a place I could see myself retiring from,” said Timms, a Morrill professor of animal science and extension dairy specialist. “That’s a pretty big thought to have when you are just starting your career.” Read more about Leo Timms

Angie Rieck-Hinz

One of Angie Rieck-Hinz’s first encounters with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach came just after her college graduation as she was working as a soil conservationist in southwest Wisconsin. She attended a watershed and water quality field day hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach and enjoyed what she heard. When an offer came to do both research and extension work while pursuing a Master’s degree in soil fertility at Iowa State, Rieck-Hinz jumped at the opportunity. Read more about Angie Rieck-Hinz

Joe Morris

Despite being an Iowa native, Joe Morris never thought he’d spend his career doing research, teaching and extension work in his home state. But after a decade in finishing his Ph.D and starting his academic career in Texas and Mississippi, Morris found himself back in Iowa as a professor of natural resources ecology and management at Iowa State. Nearly 30 years later, Morris has made his mark on Iowa by helping Iowans learn how to manage the aquatic natural resources the state has to offer. Read more about Joe Morris