Nicole Navin

Executive Director

Casey Wenstrand

County Youth Coodinator
(515) 462-1001

Youth development, 4-H 

Lisa Chensvold

Office Assistant and Assistant Bookkeeper
(515) 462-1001

Alan Ladd

Regional Education Extension Director

Steve Adams

Community Development Field Specialist
712-623-5521or (712) 309-1830 Cell

Tiffany Berkenes

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 957-5781

Rosa Gonzalez

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
(515) 490-2298
Marisue Hartung

Marisue Hartung

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 993-4281

Steve Johnson

Farm & Ag Business Management

Grain Marketing, Crop Insurance, Farmland Leasing, Crop Economics and Risk Management, Decision Tools. Farm Programs, ACRE Program, SURE Program, Flexible Cash Farm Leases, Crop Marketing Newsletter, and e-Farm Management.

Colin Johnson

Swine Field Specialist
(515) 291-9287

Swine production systems, breeding, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, management, housing, manure and waste management, herd health, marketing, and pork quality

Meaghan Anderson

Extension Field Agronomist
(319) 331-0058

Areas of expertise include weed management, weed biology, cover crops, corn and soybean management, and integrated pest management.

Kapil Arora

Agricultural Engineering Field Specialist
5152910174 Cell: 515-291-0174

Val Cameron

Preschool Enrichment Coordinator


Cheryl Clark

Families Program Specialist

Chris Clarke

Beef Field Specialist

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

Mary Krisco

Mary Krisco

Nutrition and Health Program Specialist

Natasha Neal

Advancement/Public Relations Specialist

Public Relations, Marketing, Communications

Myra Willms

Early Childhood Quality Enhancement Educator

Early Childhood Environments

Kalyn Cody

Family Finance Specialist

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Kalyn Cody, Family Finance Specialist for Region 13, serving Polk, Dallas, Warren and Madison counties.

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