Carlson honored as Emerging Iowa Leader

AMES– Stephanie Carlson, of Des Moines, has been named the 2017 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Carlson is producer outreach and federal policy director with the Iowa Pork Producers Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State in 2013.

  “From sharing her expertise with classes and student organizations, to advocating and raising awareness for college priorities through the Curtiss League and the Grow Iowa Agriculture organization, Stephanie has positively impacted the college and our students in many ways,” said Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

  The award was presented at center court of Hilton Coliseum during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences sponsored Cyclone Women’s Basketball game Jan. 21.

  Selection of the Emerging Iowa Leader Award is based on efforts to advance agriculture and life sciences in Iowa through communications, education, relationship-building, engagement and outstanding alumni service to the college. Honorees must be age 40 or younger at the time of nomination, live or work in Iowa and demonstrate high potential for future professional growth.