Connie joined the ISU Extension Value Added Agriculture Program in September 2005, after having served as a program coordinator in the ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Center for Crops Utilization Research. Connie’s role has been to provide technical and business assistance to organizations that are developing food, feed, or industrial products from grains and agricultural crops.
Working with the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, she has contributed to a database of information about biofuels processing and its impact on Iowa agriculture. She is also a lead instructor for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual certification in human food and animal food processing. Connie holds bachelor and master of science degrees in food science and technology from Iowa State University.