Terry Janssen

Region 6 Regional Extension Educational Director
Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Office Assistant

Marisol Virgen - Axtell

Food Nutrition Program Assistant

Teaching families about healthy eating and saving money on food. Working with families with young children. Bilingual in Spanish

Carol Ehlers

Regional 4-H Youth Program Specialist

Youth development and life skills, work-force readiness, environmental stewardship, science and technology, and volunteer development; with access to research based experiential youth development materials.

Kris Kohl

Extension Agricultural Engineer

Livestock facilities, building materials and construction ventilation systems, manure management systems, soil erosion and crop residue management, soil and water conservation, ground water quality, well construction and maintenance, farm machinery, environmental regulations, energy conservation and farm safety.

Beth Doran

Beef Program Specialist
712-737-4230(office) 712-395-0280(Cell)

Provides Primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agricutlure. Secondary emphasis is directed toward sheep, dairy and horses

Paul Kassel

Extension Field Agronomist

Crop production and protection including soils, soil management and soil survey. Also soil fertility and fertilizer use, weed, insect, disease, and nematode management, tillage methods, crop management database, crop management and forage management.

Jan Monahan

Family Finance Program Specialist

Financial Management

Melissa R. O’Rourke

Farm Management Field Specialist

Financial analysis of farm/individual enterprises, strategic planning for farmers, value-added alternatives, farmland valuation and leasing, and environmental ag management.

Renee Sweers

Title: Nutrition & Health Program Specialist
(712) 276-2157

Area of Expertise: Nutrition throughout the life-cycle, Nutrition, Health and Prevention of chronic disease, Women, Infant and Children's health issues, Food Safety and Quality, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP) in selected counties

Abbie Gaffey

CDR Field Specialist


Dave Stender

Dave Stender

Field Specialist/Swine
David N. Brown, Ph.D., LMFT

David N. Brown, Ph.D., LMFT

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Lori Hayungs

Family Life Program Specialist
Katie Knobbe

Katie Knobbe

Health and Nutrition Specialist
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