Hi everyone! I’m new to the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! team, and I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Julie Whitson, and I’m a new Extension Program Specialist with the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs. My background is in sustainable agriculture, regional planning, and non-profit program development. I’m very happy to join Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! and to be a part of the great work that is happening here. My past experience working with ISU Extension and as a regional planner will add to the work we do.
I’m originally from St. Louis, but I’ve lived all over the Midwest. I’ve called myself an Iowan for four years and counting. I have degrees in sustainable agriculture and community and regional planning from Iowa State, and I enjoy spending time outside, gardening in any space I can find, baking, and traveling. I’m excited to be on board and can’t want to meet you all soon at events, conferences, and more.