Staff Biographies



Brian Waddingham | Executive Director


Brian Waddingham serves as Executive Director of the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers.

Waddingham directs the Coalition’s work in helping farmers follow all rules and regulations, choose good locations for new farms, strengthen neighbor relations and safeguard air and water quality.

Prior to his work with the Coalition, Waddingham served 9 years with the Iowa Beef Industry Council as the Director of Industry Relations. He worked in the areas of producer communication, checkoff collection and compliance, coordination of research projects and the development and execution of the Beef Quality Assurance program. He also served as the Agriculture and FFA instructor at Baxter High School located in central Iowa.

He is a native of Klemme, Iowa, with a degree in agriculture education from Iowa State University.



Kent Mowrer | Senior Field Coordinator


Kent Mowrer serves as the Senior Field Coordinator for the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers.

Mowrer assists livestock and poultry farmers in following all rules and regulations, choosing good locations for new livestock barns and feedlots, enhancing relations with neighbors and implementing best management practices that improve air, soil and water quality.

Prior to his work with the Coalition, Mowrer served as an ag account representative for Alliant Energy where he was responsible for managing relationships with ag customers for the successful delivery of Alliant Energy programs and advising and assisting farmer customers constructing new facilities. He also acted as the primary contact between the company and customers regarding questions and inquiries. Mowrer also has experience as a site development manager for an Iowa hog company, a research assistant for Monsanto and research associate for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Mowrer grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Perry and has a bachelor's degree in animal science from Iowa State University. 



Gabrielle Glenister | Assistant Field Specialist


Gabby Glenister serves as the Assistant Field Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers.

Glenister communicates the Coalition’s mission and services by sharing the success stories of Iowa’s farm families who have grown their livestock farms successfully and responsibly using on-farm best management practices.

A native of New York state, Glenister grew up on her family's diversified livestock farm in Pulaski. She graduated from the State University of New York at Cobleskill with an associate of science degree in animal science: dairy production and management. Following her time in New York, Glenister attended Iowa State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications.

Prior to her work with the Coalition, Glenister worked with Sullivan Supply Inc., as the assistant dean of Stock Show University and most recently the content coordinator for The Pulse.