Staff

Jeffery Macomber


Regional Extension Education Director for Region 16
563.886.6157

Assists in the coordination and oversight of all Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs in Region 16.

 

Sam Genson


County Director
sgenson@iastate.edu
563-659-5125
Amanda Rau Youth/4-H Coordinator

Amanda Rau


Youth and 4-H Coordinator
raua@iastate.edu
563-659-5125

Mark A. Schroeder, Ph.D.


Program Coordinator
marks2@iastate.edu
563.659.5125

Vera Stokes


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
vstokes@iastate.edu
563.659.5125

Cynthia Bartels


Office Assistant
cbartel@iastate.edu
563.659.5125

Marilyn Schau


Bookkeeper
schau@iastate.edu
563.659.5125

Barb Dunn-Swanson


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
bdswanso@iastate.edu
563.886.6157

Jacki Luckstead


Youth Development Program Specialist
luckstea@iastate.edu
319.465.3224

4-H and Youth Development

Larry Tranel


Dairy Field Specialist
tranel@iastate.edu
563.583.6496 Ext. 14

Dairy Production, Economics and Dairy Business Development, Families and Youth

Brian Dougherty


Ag Engineering Specialist
brian1@iastate.edu
563.239.7070 / 563.583.6496 ext. 125

Dairy facilities, manure management, water quality, biochar production and use, regenerative agriculture and soil health.

Ryan Drollette


Farm and Ag Business Management Program Specialist
drollett@iastate.edu
319.337.2145

Farm Management, Dairy Economics, Livestock Economics, Marketing, Risk Management, Decision Tools, Farm Leasing

Patrick O'Malley


Field Specialist - Commercial Horticulture
omall@iastate.edu
319.337.2145

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

Virgil Schmitt


Field Specialist - Crops
vschmitt@iastate.edu
563.263.5701

Crops

Denise Schwab


Field Specialist - Livestock/Beef
dschwab@iastate.edu
319.472.4739

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

Phyllis Zalenski


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
zalenski@iastate.edu www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences
319.465.3224

Empowering People. Growing Lives.

Tom Miller


Swine Program Specialist
tmiller@iastate.edu
319.653.4811
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