Staff

Donovan Olson, Regional Director

Donovan Olson


Regional Director
donovano@iastate.edu
641-423-0844
Olivia Logue

Olivia Logue


County Youth Coordinator
odlogue@iastate.edu
641.732.5574

4-H Youth Development

Darla Olson


Executive Director
daolson@iastate.edu
641.732.5574
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Susan Ringhofer


4-H Office Assistant
sringhof@iastate.edu
641.732.5574

Terry Basol


Agronomy Specialist
tlbasol@iastate.edu
641.435.4864

Crop production

Gail Castillo


Youth Development
gail@iastate.edu
(641) 423-0844

Curriculum development, program facilitation, group processes, leadership, grant procurement, networking

Russ Euken


Field Specialist - Livestock
reuken@iastate.edu
641-923-2856

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

Mackenzie Johnson


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
johnson7@iastate.edu
712-240-0471

Mackenzie works to reach families across the lifespan. She provides research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. She can speak on topics including: Adult Education, Parenting, Human Development, Aging, Early Childhood Education, Overindulgence, Ambiguous Loss, Literacy, Stress Management, PROSPER, and Family Caregiving.

Amy Jones

Amy Jones


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
amyj@iastate.edu
641-423-0844

Provides integrated content including family nutrition, health and wellness, food preservation and food safety.
Classes include: ServSafe, Child Care Provider Nutrition Training, Stay Independent for older adults, Food Preservation 101 and Preserve the Taste of Summer.

Jolene McCoy


External Relations Specialist
jolene@iastate.edu
515.306.2828
Melissa O'Rourke

Melissa O'Rourke


Farm and Ag. Business Management Specialist
morourke@iastate.edu
563-382-2949

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

 

Brenda Schmitt


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
schmitt@iastate.edu
641-423-0844
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Jennifer Bentley


Extension Dairy Program Specialist
jbentley@iastate.edu
563-382-2949

Dairy Herd Management, Young Stock Management,  and Dairy Facilities

Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty


Agricultural Engineering Specialist
brian1@iastate.edu
(563) 239-7070

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

Joe Hannan


Horticulture Specialist
jmhannan@iastate.edu
515-993-4281

organic crop production, vegetable crop production, fruit tree management, small fruit crop management, local foods

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