Kraig Tweed

Regional Director

Kraig has over 25 years of leadership experience and served on the Extension Council in Greene County for 10 years.  Kraig attended Wayland Baptist University, Plainview Texas, where he finished his graduate degree while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Susan Barnes

Sue Barnes

Office Point of Contact - Office Manager

Office Manager making sure the office runs efficiently and clients  receive information from their requests and needs. Work with field staff to provide programming that is of interest and needed in our county.   Collaborate with county agencies and groups.  
Member of the Howard County Economic Development Board in Howard County.  Member of Evans Memorial Home board.  Trained Master Gardener with interest in horticulture.  

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Josey Nolan

County Youth Coordinator

4H and Youth Programming in Howard County.

Terry Basol

Extension Field Agronomist

Crop production

Jennifer Bentley

Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Youngstock Management, Dairy Herd Management, Facilities
Jennifer Bentley's Dairy Extension Resource Page

Kendra Crooks

4-H Youth Development Field Specialist

Serving Region 4 counties in youth development.

Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty

Agricultural Engineering Specialist

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

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Joshua Michel

Field Agronomist

Corn Management and Soybean Management

Jeannette Mukayisire

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Finance

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 Agribusiness Management Specialist

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

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 Life

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

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
319-234-6811 Ext. 112

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

Karen K. Lathrop

Organizational Advancement Specialist
(319) 325-5465

Marketing, Branding,Organization Development

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