STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences


Willy Klein


When Chris Mondak talks with dairy producers, she looks them straight in the eye. She listens. She asks questions to better understand their goals and the obstacles they may encounter. She converses with agribusiness professionals who support the dairy industry with similar intensity. Mondak, an ISU Extension dairy livestock specialist, uses face-to-face conversations to assess the trends and needs of dairy producers and the industry. She then builds programs that address the issues.