VonBehren joins Extension staff as office assistant

   Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach of Jones County hired a new office assistant, Addilynn (Addy) VonBehren, on March 28.

   “Addy brings a working knowledge of accounting services, agriculture, and education to ISU Extension and Outreach Jones County. In 2017, Addy was a summer assistant for ISU Extension and Outreach Jones County, and collaborated with county staff to plan the Great Jones County Fair’s 4-H and FFA livestock and non-livestock shows,” said Alex Monaghan, ISU Extension and Outreach Jones County, county director. “We are excited to have Addy a part of our team.”

   VonBehren will work to carry out the mission of ISU Extension and Outreach while providing exceptional customer service to Jones County. She will provide support to the county office through marketing and website management, assist the bookkeeper with financial transactions, organize the Agriculture and Natural Resources certifications and trainings, and record management. Addy will assist in coordinating Jones County Master Gardeners. In the first three months, Addy will work with the Extension team to plan for the Great Jones County Fair, assist with registering families for Summer Discovery, and lead financial operations.

   As a local Jones County resident, Addy graduated from Anamosa High School and currently lives in rural Olin. She built related work experience at Strawberry Hill Elementary and F&M Bank in Anamosa.

   “I love to spend time with my family! My husband and I live in rural Jones County, where we crop farm and have Black Angus Cattle. We have a one-year-old daughter, and we are expecting our second baby,” VonBehren said.

   “I grew up as a 4-Her attending The Great Jones County Fair, and have always looked forward to attending/volunteering during the livestock events. I am excited to make something I love part of my career.”

   The Jones County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is a cooperative partnership between ISU, Jones County, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that was established in 1915. It uses research-based information to address the signature issues of agriculture and natural resources, including the Master Gardener program; 4-H youth development; families and healthy living; and community and economic development.

   The Jones County office has a 9-member elected extension council responsible for supporting ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level. Learn more about the Extension in Jones County at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/jones/.



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