Amber Matthiesen

Jackson County Families & 4-H Youth Program Development Specialist

Youth, 4-H, and Families

Jeannett Kruse

Office Manager

Carolyn Clark

Youth Program Assistant

Brittany Moore

4-H County Youth Coordinator

Katie Peterson

Region 11 Youth Program Specialist

Brian Dougherty

Agricultural Engineering Specialist
(563) 239-7070

dairy facilities, manure handling, water quality, biochar production and use, regenerative agriculture, soil health

Ryan Drollette

Field Specialists - Farm Management
(319) 337-2145

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

Paul Mariman

Regional Extension Education Director

Coordinates programs and partnerships in Region 11 (Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties)


Patrick O'Malley

Field Specialists - Commercial Horticulture

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

Kelsey Salow

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
(563) 927-4201

Provides integrated content including family nutrition, health and wellness, food preservation and food safety. Families, schools, athletes, food services and worksites benefit from nutrition education.

Virgil Schmitt

Field Specialist

Production of corn, soybeans, small grains, and forages and the management of diseases, insects, and weeds that affect these crops

Denise Schwab

Beef Field Specialist

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.

Mark Storlie

Swine Field 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.

Larry Tranel

Dairy Field Specialist

Production, nutrition and farm management education in dairy and beef; Dairy milk quality and mastitis prevention; Trouble shooting livestock problems; New and Remodeled freestall/parlor and other livestock facility planning; Utilization of forages; Management intensive grazing; and farm family labor/personnel management.

Phyliss Zalenski

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(563) 583-6496

Helps individuals acquire knowledge and skills to build financial security. Financial education empowers individuals and families to manage resources effectively, make informed decisions, and increase assets.

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