IowaThomas V Barnes
Executive Director
Graduate of Notre Dame High School, Cresco, 1970
Graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar
Married Sue on October 14, 1972
Current full time employment - First Vice President, Cresco Building Service

Other involvements include:
Secretary/Manager of the Mighty Howard County Fair, Cresco (1983 to present)
Past President, Notre Dame Catholic School Board of Education
Past President of Cresco Industrial Development Corporation
Past Grand Knight, Cresco Council 1571 Knights of Columbus
Retired Volunteer Cresco Firefighter (Certified Iowa Firefighter I)

Other interests and stress relievers: stock car racing, trout fishing, maintaining the Howard County Fairgrounds, traveling to fairs and cooking.

Susan K Barnes
Executive Secretary/ Treasurer
Graduate of Sheffield Chapin High School, Sheffield, 1970
Graduate of Hamilton Business College, Mason City
Married Tom on October 14, 1972
Current full time employment - Office Manager, Howard County Extension Service, Cresco

Other involvements include:
Past National President of Wa Tan Ye (women's service organization)
Certified ISU Master Gardener
Organist for area churches
Secretary/Treasurer of Howard County Dairy Herd Improvement Association
2nd Vice President, Howard County Economic Development Board of Directors

Hobbies and other stress relievers include: Master Gardener (her yard shows this), visiting fairs, crafts and sewing, enjoying all her nieces and nephews and their kids.