Staff

Craig Leager


Regional Extension Education Director - Region 26
crleager@iastate.edu
515-720-9019
Nancy Carr

Nancy Carr


Office Manager/Bookkeeper
nancarr@iastate.edu
319-293-3039
CYC, Jennifer Plowman

Jennifer Plowman


CYC-County Youth Coordinator
jbathje@iastate.edu
319-293-3039

Charles Brown


Farm Management Specialist
crbrown@iastate.edu
641-673-5841 or 515-240-9214

USDA commodity program, crop economics, FINPACK, farm organizational structures, agricultural law and income tax management, grain marketing, livestock marketing, crop and livestock insurance, livestock economics, farmland and building leasing, land valuation, farm and ag labor management, estate planning and intergenerational transfer, beginning farmer programs, strategic planning, business planning, women in agriculture.

Dawn Dunnegan


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
dunnegan@iastate.edu
319-385-8126

Parenting and Family Development; Aging and Caregiving; and Relationships -- in the home, workplace and community.

Rachel Fishel


4-H Youth Program Specialist
rachel4h@iastate.edu
641-472-4166
Joshua Michel

Joshua Michel


Field Agronomist
jmichel@iastate.edu
319-523-2371

Corn management, soybean management

Patrick O'Malley


Horticulture Specialist
omall@iastate.edu
319.337-2145 or 319-330-0337

Organic crop production, vegetable crop production, turfgrass management and troubleshooting (athletic fields and golf course), fruit tree management, small fruit crop management, nursery and garden center management, arboriculture (tree care), landscape plant selection, landscape plant troubleshooting, herbaceous ornamentals (perennials/annuals), local foods, general commercial horticulture questions, plant identification.

Matt Romoser


Swine Specialist
mromoser@iastate.edu
319-430-7533

Gilt development, sow farm management and reproduction, production trouble shooting, PQA Plus, genetic systems

Sara Sprouse


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
sprouse@iastate.edu
Office: 319-293-3039 Cell: 641-919-3796
Kristina TeBockhorst

Kristina TeBockhorst


Ag Engineering Field Specialist
ktebock@iastate.edu
Office: 319-337-2145 Cell: 319-359-7377

Manure management plans, P-index, RUSLE2, tile drainage, water quality, ag building ventilation, grain drying/quality, forage harvest/storage, private water supply

Larry Tranel

Larry Tranel


Dairy Specialist
tranel@iastate.edu
319-337-2145 or 563-583-6496

Business and financial management, employee management and training, Hispanic resources, grazing/pasture systems, buildings and facilities, milking systems, grazing systems, dairy goats, small/beginning farmer, production records, forage production, feeds, forages, nutrition, dry and transition cows, lactating cows, calves and heifers, milk quality, humane animal care/euthanasia, dairy beef, dairy sheep.

Mary Weinand

Mary Weinand


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
mweinand@iastate.edu
319-385-8126

Financial Management, Horizons, Entrepreneurship, Budgeting, Credit, Credit Repair, Poverty

Himar Hernandez


Community Development Specialist
himarh@iastate.edu
641-682-5491

Diversity, Finances, Citizenship, Leadership and Latino Businesses.

Natasha Neal


Advancement Specialist
natneal@iastate.edu
515-494-9225

Patrick Wall


Beef Specialist
patwall@iastate.edu
515-450-7665 or 641-842-2014

Heifer development, genetics and selection, data management and monitoring, carcass grades and value based marketing, identification systems and traceability, beef cow nutrition, cow reproduction and calving, estrus synchronization, bull reproduction breeding soundness, pasture and forage management, grazing management, cost analysis and herd records, weaning management and preconditioning, feedlot nutrition, marketing, facilities and housing, implants and feed additives, alternative beef systems

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