A familiar face in Cass County will soon be popping up in a new role. As Market Manager of Produce in the Park, Brigham Hoegh has been buzzing around organizing events and working on local food systems development for the past year. That experience will serve her well as she begins her new role as the Wellness Program Coordinator at Cass County Extension in November. The Cass County Wellness Coordinator role is a new part-time position that will serve as a connector and bridge builder in the county between local groups focused on community health and wellness initiatives. In this new role, Hoegh will be involved in projects across the county including assisting with community events, infrastructure and implementation projects, food systems development, and educational programming. Hoegh will help build capacity for programming, expand partnerships and serve as a resource for Cass County communities and organizations.
Hoegh grew up on a farm north of Atlantic, where she now grows sweet corn and pumpkins with her dad, Dan Hoegh. She graduated from Atlantic High School in 2004, and then attended Grinnell College. Hoegh then spent a decade working for Nationwide Insurance in actuarial and product management roles. After obtaining her MBA from Northwestern University in 2016, Hoegh moved back to Atlantic. She now splits time between Southwest Iowa and Des Moines, where she lives with her husband, two stepsons, three cats, and two dogs.
“As the Market Manager for Produce in the Park I was lucky to be mentored by many leaders in the local community,” shares Hoegh. “I’m excited for the opportunity to further build on the great wellness work already happening in Cass County.”
Please welcome Brigham to her new position. She is available to answer questions regarding wellness programming as well as providing information on resources available in Cass County. Brigham can be reached by calling the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.