Fred M. Hall
Fred M. Hall

Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science, 1981; Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

A former Chickasaw County Extension Agent, Hall returned to Iowa in 2017 to fill the North West Iowa Dairy Specialist position.

He was raised on a dairy farm near Fort Dodge, showed Holsteins in 4-H, graduated in Dairy Science from Iowa State University and was a familiar face at dairy shows across the Midwest as a photographer and cattle fitter.

Hall served as the Chickasaw County Extension Director for Iowa State University Extension from 2005 to July of 2009, when Extension agent positions were eliminated as a cost cutting effort in Iowa Extension.

He then migrated to Texas and served as the County Agricultural Agent in Wichita County from 2009 to 2013 and Williamson County from 2013 to 2015 before accepting that position in the Tarrant County at Fort Worth. In Texas, he served on regional livestock mentoring program development committees, Earth-Kind Living Development Committee, 4-H Photography publication committee and the district dairy judging, horse show and shooting sports committees plus served on the originating board of the Texas Master Bee Keeper certification program. In addition, he served on the Central Texas Animal Issues Committee (RAIC), several FFA advisory boards and the research animal treatment review board for Midwestern State University. Currently he contributes to the eXtension dairy and bee programs.

Hall works closely with dairymen in dairy marketing and enterprise financing plus dairy youth programming. He says, “Over the years I have specialized in non-traditional programs that met the needs of citizens, from resource management and disaster response to new enterprise development; with every program driven by the needs of producers”.

He is married to Sharon Lee Hall and  they have two sons. Conor is a graduate of Iowa State University, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his law degree at the University of Iowa. He currently works at a law firm in Cedar Rapids. Cameron is a graduate of Iowa State University in Global Studies and is currently the manager of the Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm at Iowa State University and coaches the poultry judging team after a 50 year absence from competition.

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