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State Plant Regulatory OfficialPruisner, Robin (515) 725-1470Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
State Survey CoordinatorMitchell, Kelly (515) 306-0754Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorHollister, Mark 515-414-3295Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
Pest Survey Specialist
Pierce, Christopher (573) 893-6833Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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