Gary Hall, Regional Director

Gary Hall

Regional Director
(641) 425-3116

Agriculture, Natural Resources, Families, 4-H and Youth, Horticulture and Community Resource Development

John Sjolinder

Executive Director

Extension Programming

Megan Hitzhusen

County Youth Coordinator

4-H and Youth

JoAnn Bartusek

Office Manager/ Bookkeeper

Becky Oelkers

Office Assistant/4-H Support

Gail Castillo

Youth and 4-H Field Specialist

Youth and 4-H Development and Program Management

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark

Nutrition and Health Field Specialist
(515) 341-0261

Food Safety, Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle, Consumer Food Management, Women's Health Issues, Nutrition and the Teen Athlete, Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk, Dining with Diabetes

M. Susan Erickson

Extension specialist, Department of Landscape Architecture, and Partnering Landscape and Community Enhancement (PLaCE) program coordinator
(515) 294-1790

Healthy community design, therapeutic gardens

Russ Euken

Farm Field Specialist


Kelvin Leibold

ISU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist
(641) 648-4862

Farm Management including - farm leasing and land value, intergenerational transfers of assets, farm business financial planning and analysis, debt restructuring, crop and livestock marketing strategies and outlook, computerized 'what if' analysis for expansion or restructuring.

Brenda Martin

CIRAS Account Manager

Center For Industrial Research & Service, ISU Extension & Community Colleges of Iowa

Jolene McCoy

Communications & External Relations

Public relations.

Malisa Rader

Family Life Program Specialist

Malisa’s primary areas of interest include early care and education, early intervention, parenting education, attachment caregiving, and working with culturally diverse families.

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Extension Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection.

Brenda Schmitt

Brenda Schmitt

Family Finance Field Specialist

Brenda is a Certified Financial Counselor who works one-on-one with clients and teaches personal financial management, entrepreneurial and employability skills online or in group settings. She is a skilled facilitator, working with communities and organizations through processes of visioning, strategic planning and intergenerational dialog. She coordinates Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites, teaching site Manager and Program Coordinator tax law. She is an Horizons Coach - teaching a leadership capacity building program. Serving Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Pallo Alto, Winnebago, and Worth. Contact Information:, phone: 641-512-0650.

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