AMES, Iowa – Fred M. Hall, an Iowa State graduate, is returning to the university as a dairy specialist. He will cover the northwest portion of the state with his office based out of Sioux County.
Hall rejoins the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff, having served as the Chickasaw County education director from 2005-09. In his current position Hall will be responsible for working with dairy farmers throughout the northwest region while also developing youth dairy programming.
“Over the years I have specialized in non-traditional programs that meet the needs of citizens, from resource management and disaster response to new enterprise development. Each program will be driven by the needs of producers,” said Hall.
Hall has worked for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services since 2009 as a county agent serving Tarrant, Williamson and Wichita counties. Hall’s duties included coordinating programming being done in those counties while also working to develop programming, awareness and the impact of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
While in Texas, Hall served on regional livestock and livestock mentoring program development committees, the Earth-Kind Living development committee, the 4-H photography publication committee while helping judge district dairy and horse shows. He was also on the originating board of the Texas Master Bee Keeper certification program. Additionally, Hall served on the Central Texas Animal Issues Committee, several FFA advisory boards and the research animal treatment review board at Midwestern State University. He also contributes to the eXtension dairy, bee and horticulture programs.
He has experience as a journalist as the president of Stone County Publishing Company and editor of the Stone County Republican and Marionville Journal weekly newspapers, developing the only weekly newspaper farm section in southwest Missouri. Hall was also the managing editor of the Michigan/Indiana Holstein News, the fifth-largest purebred dairy publication in the United States at the time.
Hall is a graduate of Iowa State, holding a degree in dairy science.