Staff

RaeAnn Gordon

RaeAnn Gordon


Linn County Director
raeannb@iastate.edu
319.377.9839 Ext 307
James Harken

Jim Harken


Regional Extension Education Director, Region 10
jharken@iastate.edu
319.377.9839
Johanna Rahbusch

Johanna Rahbusch


Bookkeeper
jorah@iastate.edu
(319) 377- 9839 Ext. 323
Janice Savel

Janice Savel


Office Assistant
jsavel@iastate.edu
(319) 377-9839 Ext. 301
Morgan Bryant

Morgan Bryant


Parent Education Consortium Director
mobryant@iastate.edu
319.377.98339 Ext. 304

Morgan works with the Parent Education Consortium (PEC) Program and the Play & Learn Program.
If you would like to learn more about the PEC program click here.
If you would like to learn more about the Play & Learn program click here.

Missy Drzycimski

Missy Drzycimski


Parent Education Consortium Program Coordinator
mdrzycim@iastate.edu
319.377.9839 Ext 302

Missy works with the Parent Education Consortium (PEC) Program.
If you would like to learn more about the PEC program click here.

Jamie Nguyen


Buy. Eat. Live Healthy. Program Assistant
jtnguyen@iastate.edu
319-377-9839

Jamie teaches a series of classes called Buy Eat Live Healthy. These classes, for adults, show participants how to choose nutritious foods for themselves and their families, save an average of $50 a month on their food bill and handle food safely. Participants receive practical, hands-on experience and ideas about how to implement suggestions for healthy eating. 
The Buy Eat Live Healthy classes are FREE to participants and can be taught to groups or individuals. Learn more about the program.

Amy Schmitt D’Amico

Amy Schmitt D’Amico


County Youth Outreach Educator
amyschmi@iastate.edu
319.377.9839 Ext 310

Amy is the Linn County Youth Outreach Educator in the 4-H Program.
If you would like to learn more about the 4-H program click here.

Michelle Sillman

Michelle Sillman


Communications and Public Relations Director
msillman@iastate.edu
319-377-9839 x319
Donna Smith

Donna Smith


Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Program Assistant
donnas@iastate.edu
319-377-9839

Donna teaches a series of classes called Buy Eat Live Healthy. These classes, for adults, show participants how to choose nutritious foods for themselves and their families, save an average of $50 a month on their food bill and handle food safely. Participants receive practical, hands-on experience and ideas about how to implement suggestions for healthy eating. 
The Buy Eat Live Healthy classes are FREE to participants and can be taught to groups or individuals. Learn more about the program. 
 

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JD Waybill


County Youth Coordinator
jwaybill@iastate.edu
319.377.9839 Ext 305
Jean Wilson

Jean Wilson


Master Gardener Coordinator
jlwilson@iastate.edu
319.377.9839 Ext 316
Casey Codner

Casey Codner


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
ccodner@iastate.edu
563-263-5701

Casey empowers individuals and families to acquire knowledge and skills to build financial security through effective management of resources, informed decisions, and increase of assets.

Emily Damro

Emily Damro


4-H Youth Development Specialist
emilyrs@iastate.edu
(319) 377-9839

Youth Development, After School and Community Club Programming

Danielle Day

Danielle Day


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life Specialist
daday@iastate.edu
641.229.6563

Danielle Day facilitates learning experiences with professionals and community groups to promote healthy relationships, well-being, quality child care, parenting, and caregiving.

Ryan Drollette

Ryan Drollette


Farm Management Specialist
drollett@iastate.edu
319-337-2145

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

Barbara Dunn Swanson

Barbara Dunn Swanson


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
bdswanso@iastate.edu
563-886-6157

Barbara facilitates learning experiences with professionals and community groups to promote healthy relationships, well-being, quality child care, parenting, and caregiving.

Julie Fagle CIRAS government contracting Iowa State

Julie Fagle


CIRAS Specialist
jafagle@iastate.edu
319.310.8612

Government Contracting

Vera Stokes

Vera Stokes


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition & Wellness
vstokes@iastate.edu
563-659-5125

Vera provides integrated content including family nutrition, health and wellness, food preservation and food safety.

Karen Lathrop

Karen K. Lathrop


Advancement Specialist
klathrop@iastate.edu
(319) 325-5465

External Relations

Patrick O'Malley commercial fruit vegetable horticulturist

Patrick O'Malley


Commercial Horticulture Specialist
omall@iastate.edu
319-337-2145

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

Kelsey Salow

Kelsey Salow


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
ksalow@iastate.edu
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.

Denise Schwab

Denise Schwab


Beef Specialist
dschwab@iastate.edu
319-472-4739

Beef

Mark Storlie

Mark Storlie


Swine Program Specialist
mstorlie@iastate.edu
563-425-3331

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.

Kristina Tebokhorst

Kristina Tebokhorst


Agricultural Engineering Specialist
ktebock@iastate.edu
319.337.2145

manure management plans, P-index, tile drainage, water quality, ag building ventilation, ag odor/air quality, biomass harvesting, biomass storage, biomass handling, forage harvest, forage storage, livestock housing, biosolids management, private water supply, RULES2

Larry Tranel

Larry F. Tranel


Dairy, Beef and Forage Specialist
tranel@iastate.edu
(563) 583-6496 ext. 14

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.

Rebecca Vittetoe

Rebecca Vittetoe


Field Agronomist
rka8@iastate.edu
319-337-2145
Michael White

Michael White


Viticulture Specialist
mlwhite@iastate.edu
515-961-6237

Grape production; vineyard & winery management.

Phyllis Zalenski


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
zalenski@iastate.edu
319.465.3224

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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