Iowa State University Extension and the Sac County Extension Council are pleased to announce that Laura Foell of Schaller has accepted the position of Sac County Extension Education Director. She will begin her duties December 8. Her selection follows an extensive search process and consideration of twenty-two applicants.
"We had several strong applicants to consider and our Council feels that Laura brings a background rich in youth education as well as local government and agricultural board leadership experiences that will be very helpful to the position," said Melvin Buse, Sac County Council Chair.
Laura recently served as a Field Coordinator for the Iowa Soybean Association. She also coordinated "Workforce Preparation" and "Ag in the Classroom" in a fifteen county region with Iowa State University and the Iowa Farm Bureau. She served as Sac County Supervisor from 1993-2000 and coordinated Sac and Ida County "Tomorrow's Leaders Today" program. From 1979-1983 she was the 4-H and Youth Advisor for Franklin and Williamson Counties in Illinois.
Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has served on various boards, most recently as Secretary to the Iowa Soybean Association and President of the Iowa State Association of County Supervisors.
"Laura brings important skills to our Extension team that will be very useful. We look forward to her leading the efforts in Sac County with the Council and building upon the existing current strengths of the local staff," said Don Nitchie, Area Extension Education Director.
Laura stated, "I am looking forward to working with the people of Sac County to create Extension Education programs to help them become their best."