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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

Many of you have heard that I resigned my position at Tarrant County. It’s true.

Tarrant County has many attributes and I did have the opportunity to develop some great urban agriculture and natural resource programs. However, the ag position included managing, and all the paperwork duties for 4-H livestock validations and major show entries including judging teams, shooting sports, judging card events plus livestock entries. Being solely responsible for the paperwork that could keep a kiddo from an opportunity because of an error on my part overwhelmed me.

Ultimately, the position was not a good fit for me. My goal was to stay in AgriLife Extension; however that option has not materialized. During the two weeks since my resignation, it has heartened me that several job offers have been made. I have accepted the position of Dairy Specialist along the I-29 Dairy Development Corridor in Northwest Iowa.

The opportunity to work with local producers, AgriLife Agents and staff has been a real pleasure and I am grateful to each of you.

I will continue the Ag Outlook blog as the Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlook beginning on January 2, 2017


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