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Anne Tedore

Regional Extension Education Director
(641) 752-1551

Bobbi Finarty

County Extension Director
(641) 648-4850

Contact when you need to - Request a speaker on the topic of About ISU Hardin County Extension, Request a program for your organization or worksite, Discuss program needs and direction, Administrative matters

Lori Hardman

County Youth Coordinator
(641) 648-4850

4-H & Youth Programs

Jodie Bonewitz

Jodie Bonewitz

Office Assistant

Teresa Stansbury


Kelvin Leibold

ISU Extension Farm Management Program Specialist
(641) 648-4850

Farm Management including - farm leasing and land value, intergenerational transfers of assets, farm business financial planning and analysis, debt restructuring, crop and livestock marketing strategies and outlook, computerized 'what if' analysis for expansion or restructuring

Dr. Kapil Arora

Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering
(515) 382-6551

Agricultural engineering including - ventilation, manure management, DNR regulations, manure storage designs & handling systems, building layout and siting, feedlot runoff design, energy conservation & heating grain drying systems, well water quality

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Extension Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection

Holly Van Heel

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition & Wellness
515-576-2119 (515) 957-5787

Barb Wollan

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(515) 832-9597

Family Resources including - Financial record keeping, Credit education, Financial planning and counseling

Joe Hannan

Horticulture Specialist

Commercial horticulture, fruit, high tunnels, small fruit, tree fruit, vegetables

Katie Lubbert

Katie Lubbert

ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Specialist

4-H Youth Development focuses on empowering youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences in STEM, Healthy Living, Citizenship and Leadership, and Communication and Arts. Education is provided through 4-H clubs, camps, workshops, afterschool programs, schools, and volunteer development.

Malisa Rader

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

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

Derek Thompson

CIRAS Account Manager

Center for Industrial Research & Service (CIRAS)

Jolene McCoy

External Relations/Public Relations Specialist
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Diane Van Wyngarden

Community Tourism Specialist

Primary Extension and Outreach programming areas:
Interpretive Guide Training and Certification
Community tourism
Cultural and heritage tourism
Group travel

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Chris Clark

Program Specialist - Beef

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, implants and feed additives, carcass grads 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.

Susan Erickson

Community Development Specialist
(515) 291-1790

Russ Euken

Program Specialist - Swine
(641) 923-2856

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

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Omar Padilla

Housing and Local Government

Community Housing Needs Assesments, Rural Community SWOT Analysis, Working with Diverse Ethnic Communities, and assistance building an issue based advocacy coalition.

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