Iowa State research farms have new superintendents
New superintendents recently took over at two Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms.
Myron Rees has been promoted to superintendent of the Southeast Research Farm near Crawfordsville, replacing Kevin Van Dee, who is on long-term disability. Rees has worked as an agricultural specialist at the farm since 2003.
He earned an agricultural business bachelor's degree in 1979 and farmed near Ainsworth from 1980 to 2003. Rees can be reached at the farm's office, 319-658-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Sievers has been promoted to superintendent of the Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland. Ryan Rusk, the previous superintendent, resigned to pursue business opportunities.
Sievers joined the farm as an agricultural specialist in 2005 and has been the On-Farm Research program coordinator since initiating the pilot program with northwest Iowa crop producers.
He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural systems technology at Iowa State in 2002. Sievers can be reached at the farm's office, 712-446-2526 or email@example.com.