Ann Torbert

Ann Torbert

Region 15 Director

Aleta Cochran

Office Manager
(515) 993-4281

Ag programs.

Allie Wisgerhof

Allie Wisgerhof

4-H County Youth Coordinator
Kali Downs

Kali Downs

Clover Kids Coordinator / Marketing Strategist
Maddie's Photo

Maddie Mardesen

Extension Educator

Human Sciences, Youth and Family Programming, Nutrition and Wellness, Mental Health, .

Myra Willms

Early Childhood Quality Enhancement Educator

Early Childhood Environments

Val Cameron

Val Cameron

Preschool Enrichment Coordinator


Megan Will

Megan Will

Master Gardener Coordinator

Master Gardener Program

Kathy Beni

Office Assistant

Laura Espinoza

AmeriCorps Service Member

Rosa Gonzalez

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
(515) 490-2298

Meaghan Anderson

Field Agronomist
319-337-2145 or 319-331-0058

Areas of expertise include weed management, weed biology, cover crops, corn and soybean management, and integrated pest management.

Dan Fillius

Dan Fillius

Commercial Vegetable and Specialty Crop Field Specialist

Vegetable and Specialty Crop 

Cheryl Clark

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
(515) 727-0656

Family Life: quality child care, parenting education, family decision making for later years, dealing with stress, change, and loss, building family strengths

Kalyn Cody

Family Finance Specialist

Chris Clark

Beef Specialist

Beef cow nutrition, heifer development, cow reproduction and calving, estrus synchronization, bull reproduction breeding soundness, weaning management and preconditioning, genetics and selection, health management, handling facilities and housing, feedlot nutrition, marketing, facilities and housing, feedlot health management, carcass grades and value based marketing, pasture and forage management, grazing management, cost analysis and herd records, water quality, alternative beef systems, identification systems and traceability, animal behavior, animal welfare assessment and auditing

Sara Shonrock

Community Development Field Specialist

 Local government education for county, townships, and cities, with particular focus on housing and community development finance.
Call for assistance with fiscal issues, or Iowa Code compliance for most local government issues.

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson

Swine Field Specialist
(515) 291-9287

Swine production systems, breeding, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, management, housing, manure and waste management, herd health, marketing, and pork quality

Kapil Arora

Ag Engineering Field Specialist
515-462-1001 or 515-291-0174

Water Quality, Soil Conservation Practices, Manure Management, Composting, Environmental Regulations

Tiffany Berkenes

Tiffany Berkenes

4-H Youth Program Specialist, Region 13

Mackenzie DeJong

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life


Lisa Green

Lisa Green

4-H Youth Program Specialist, Region 13
(515) 957-5792

Patrick Hatting

Farm Management Specialist
515- 957-5790

Risk management, estate planning and intergenerational transfer

Mary Krisco

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Health
(515) 957-5787
Natasha Neal

Natasha Neal

Advancement/Public Relations Specialist

Derek Thompson

Manufacturing Account Manager


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