Regional Director, Region 23

Justin
Akers
Additional Biographical Information: 

Justin comes to ISU Extension from Graceland University, where he has served in several capacities, including Director of the Sandage Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and most recently as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration.  Justin has a passion for economic development and has previously served as the Regional Director for the Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Des Moines.  Justin is a native of Ringgold County, he has earned degrees in Agricultural Business (BS) and Agricultural Education (MS) at Iowa State University, and brings a wide range of experience and interests to his new role
Justin, his wife Kristen, and their three children, live on a farm near Kellerton; where they raise crops and livestock, and also own and operate FodderWorks Midwest LLC. 

Phone: 
641-751-8440
Email: 
jjakers@iastate.edu
101 North Polk
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Counties Served: 
Adams, Ringgold, Taylor, Union
Housed In: 
Ringgold County
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