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Showing posts from January, 2011
Name: Jay Staker Current Position: Extension Youth Development Specialist - 10 years. Hometown: Woodward, Iowa Education: Undergraduate degree in Zoology with an emphasis in Fresh Water from Buena Vista. Masters degree in Science Education from Iowa State University. Past Work Experiences: Worked on the Meat Processing Team for Oscar Meyer. Taught high school science in Ballard for 25 years. Hobbies: Fishing, reading, writing, biking, and woodworking. Ultimate Goal in 4-H: To assist in making 4-H viable in the 21st century and better serve our youth. Jay works in the Extension office here at Iowa State and is the title director for E-SET and the associate director for Education for the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. His roles support science education for children in Iowa, developing partnerships for science outreach and funding development. He also tries to stay current with technology while working with the Iowa Youth Technology Team. When asking Jay about his job

The Faces of Iowa 4-H: Mitch Hoyer

Name: Mitch Hoyer Current Position: 4-H Youth Development Program Specialist Major Responsibilities: Policy and Risk Management and Educational Design and Delivery. Hometown: Latimer, Iowa. 4-H Member for 9 years. Education: Two B.S. degrees from Iowa State University in Animal Science and Agricultural Education. Completing Masters Degree at Iowa State in Agricultural Education and Studies in 2011. Past Work Experiences: High School agriculture teacher/FFA advisor in Sac City, Iowa (1981-1986). Seed Sales Specialist in Cenex/Land ‘O Lakes (1986-1989). Iowa State Extension (1989 – Current). Hobbies: Attending ISU sports and cultural events, golf, reading, gardening. Trying to become a better cook, have lots to learn, enjoy experimenting with new “rubs” for meat cuts. But compared to the people on the TV show “America’s Worst Cooks, I could be the next Emeril. Ultimate Goal in 4-H: To do whatever I can to promote Program Policy. When I first started talking with Mitch