Laura Liechty
Laura Liechty
Laura Liechty has joined ISU Extension and Outreach as the regional youth and nutrition coordinator.  She is based in Decorah and will be serving six counties: Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.

Liechty will be coordinating outreach activities for school-based 4-H Food and Fitness teams and youth-led FEEST events, and outreach to families about healthy eating and active living. 

She grew up in Madison County and is an Iowa State University alum with BS degrees in dietetics and global resource systems. She is moving back to Iowa from Duluth, Minn., where she worked for the Duluth Public Schools, Head Start and the WIC program as a registered dietitian.

 “It is so exciting to see all of the wonderful programs youth are currently organizing in Northeast Iowa to help improve their communities’ health and well-being,” Liechty said. “I am looking forward to working with these young leaders and the community on health and nutrition programs and collaborating with the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative team.”

ISU Extension has an office in every county in Iowa to meet local needs, improve quality of life, and help make Northeast Iowa a better place to live.  Information about County Extension or NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative programs and resources can be found at and