Staff

Terry Janssen

Terry Janssen


Region 6 Regional Extension Educational Director
tjans@iastate.edu
712-732-5056
Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson


Office Assistant
ellena@iastate.edu
712-732-5056
Nichol Kleespies

Nichol Kleespies


County Youth Education Coordinator
kleespie@iastate.edu
712-732-5056
Marisol Virgen-Axtell

Marisol Virgen - Axtell


Food Nutrition Program Assistant
maxtell@iastate.edu
712-732-5056

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

Carol Ehlers


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
xehlers@iastate.edu
712-732-5056

Financial Management for individuals and families including spending plans, budgeting for your needs, consumer decision-making, dealing with credit and debt, and planning for your future - savings, insurance, and retirement.

Kris Kohl

Kris Kohl


Extension Agricultural Engineer
kkohl1@iastate.edu
(712)732-5056

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.

David N. Brown, Ph.D., LMFT

David N. Brown, Ph.D., LMFT


Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
dnbrown@iastate.edu
515-386-2138

Education for professionals, community leaders,and volunteers. Strengthening Families, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, and training programs for child care providers and new child care center directors.

Beth Doran


Beef Program Specialist
doranb@iastate.edu
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

Paul Kassel


Extension Field Agronomist
kassel@iastate.edu
(712)262-2264

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.

Katie Knobbe

Katie Knobbe


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
knobbe@iastate.edu
712-263-4697

Food safety education, nutrition, foods and health.

Kelvin Leibold


Farm Management Specialist
kleibold@iastate.edu
641-648-4850

Agricultural economics; agriculture; building leasing; cost of production; crop economics; crop insurance; Estate Planning; farm business management; farm leases; farm machinery; farm machinery leasing; farm management; Farm Risk Management; Farmland leasing; financial analysis; Global Ag; Global Agriculture; grain marketing; land values; Machinery Economics; machinery leasing; manure; rental rates; USDA Government Programs

Dave Stender

Dave Stender


Field Specialist/Swine
dstender@iastate.edu
712-225-6196

Management of swine operations, records management decisions, nutrition analysis for cost and performance, production flow planning, environmental issues, swine welfare, swine handling, value added niche pork production and using computer software for monitoring and making decisions.

Renee Sweers

Renee Sweers


Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness Program
rsweers@iastate.edu
(712) 276-2157

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).

Abby Gaffey

Abbie Gaffey


CDR Field Specialist
agaffey@iastate.edu
515-294-6192

Leadership development, organization development, communities.

Jane Goeken

Jane Goeken


Community Development Specialist
jngoeken@iastate.edu
712-240-2504

Economic development and e-Commerce in communities.

Ryan Breuer

Ryan Breuer


Dairy Field Specialist
rmbreuer@iastate.edu
712-737-4230

Dairy veterinary medicine - food and large animals, transition cow health and calf health-care management.

Cheryl Cannot-Perez


Regional 4-H Youth Specialist
cannotpe@iastate.edu
712-224-3363

Access and Opportunity; Afterschool Programming; Equity; Partnerships; Urban Programming; Youth Development; Youth Program Development

Joe Hannan

Joe Hannan


Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist
jmhannan@iastate.edu
515-993-4281

Commercial fruit and vegetable production including small fruits, tree fruits, and vegetables; soil fertility; irrigation; and high tunnel production.

Julie Hlas

Julie Hlas


External Relations Specialist
hlas@iastate.edu
712-389-0129

Writing, digital photography, marketing.

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