Nicole Navin

Executive Director
515-462-1001 cell: 515-468-7661

Ellen Lupkes

County Youth Coordinator
Office:515-462-1001 Cell:515-520-3783

Youth development, 4-H 

Lisa Chensvold

Office Assistant and Assistant Bookkeeper
(515) 462-1001

Brooke Blessington

Regional Education Extension Director
(641) 278-6277

Steve Adams

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

Rosa Gonzalez

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

Jennie Hargrove

4-H Youth Program Specialist
Marisue Hartung

Marisue Hartung

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

Patrick Hatting

Farm Management Specialist

Cathy Drost

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

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

IWIN Coordinator (Wellness and Independence through Nutrition for adults 50+)

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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