Position Open

Regional Director

Position Open

County Manager

Patrick Dirks

County Youth Coordinator

4-H and Youth Programs

Lynn Bruess

Lynn Bruess

Office Assistant/Master Gardener Coordinator

Jenna Steffen

Youth Outreach Coordinator

Primary focus in early childhood programming.  

Kendra Crooks

4-H and Youth Development Specialist


Terry Basol

Extension Field Agronomist

Crop production

Jennifer Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities

Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty

Agricultural Engineering Specialist
(563) 239-7070

Science-based information to conserve land, air and water resources; promote efficient livestock and poultry systems; illustrate the latest techniques in precision ag; keep Iowans safe; teach responsible manure management and improve water quality in the state.
Brian holds a Master's degree in Agricultural and biosystems engineering from Iowa State University.

Russ Euken

Beef Program Specialist

Production information related to nutrition, facilities, health, records, and budgeting for swine beef, sheep and dairy producers. Computer applications for livestock production. Individual consultation on improving productivity in livestock operations. Environmentally sound livestock production methods

Kayla Koether

Food Systems Specialist

Grazing, local foods, Holistic Management, beginning farmers, food hubs

Jeannette Mukayisire

Jeannette Mukayisire

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Wellbeing

Patrick O'Malley

Horticulture Program Specialist

Primary areas of expertise: commercial fruits and vegetables. Secondary areas of expertise: ornamental horticulture including greenhouse and nursery crops, and turfgrass

Melissa R O'Rourke

Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist

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

Mark Storlie

Mark Storlie

Swine Program Specialist

Swine production management – production pig flow, breeding and farrowing schedules, principles and application of PQA; initiating and utilizing production and financial records for management – marketing, cost control; analysis of nutritional feeding programs; alternative housing options – hoop buildings; mortality composting; contracting considerations – production & marketing; development & communication with employees – production handbooks; development of computer templates for management control or awareness; support of value-added production and marketing systems – organic, sustainable production, direct marketing.

Cindy Thompson

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Wellbeing

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

Jill Weber

Human Sciences Specialist - Food and Health
319-234-6811 Ext. 112

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

Teresa Wiemerslage

Food Systems Coordinator

Farm to school, farm to institution, food hubs, on-farm food safety, GroupGAP.

Karen Lathrop

Karen K. Lathrop

Organizational Advancement Specialist
(319) 325-5465

Marketing, Branding,Organization Development

Scott Timm

Scott Timm

Community Development Specialist

Sustainability, green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, home renovation
Help with local government energy-efficiency or renewable-energy training, local contractor professional development, or energy-efficiency or home-related training.

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