Strohbehn named to new producer/consumer Extension post

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kaye Strohbehn, formerly Iowa State University (ISU) Extension/Outreach county program coordinator now has a new title.

She has been named as an Extension agriculture producer/ consumer education specialist headquartered at the Sioux County Extension office serving Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties, according to a press release.

Strohbehn said that among future goals for the program are those to educate Iowans on the social values related to livestock production, environmental and soil and water conservation issues.

She also will assist producers on effectively educating consumers, youth and neighbors on ways food safety is ensured throughout production processes.

"I am looking forward to telling the agriculture story. We have a powerful message to share -- a message that is becoming more and more important to share with consumers as fewer and fewer people are directly involved in agriculture," Strohbehn said in the press release.

"Northwest Iowa has rich traditions in agriculture, and I'm looking forward to continuing that strong tradition through my work with producers and consumers," she added.

She's looking forward as well to inter-agency, organization and educational collaboration on a number of the projects, Strohbehn said.