Olson, Donovan

Donovan Olson

Region 3 Regional Extension Educational Director
Sjolinder, John

John Sjolinder

Cerro Gordo County Executive Education Director

Extension Programming

JoAnn Bartusek

Office Manager/ Bookkeeper

Becky Oelkers

Office Assistant/4-H Support
Kelsey Warner

Kelsey Warner

County Youth Coordinator

Gail Castillo

Youth and 4-H Field Specialist

4-H Youth Development

Brenda Schmitt

Brenda Schmitt

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

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.

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
(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


Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Mackenzie works to reach families across the lifespan. She provides research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. She can speak on topics including: Adult Education, Parenting, Human Development, Aging, Early Childhood Education, Overindulgence, Ambiguous Loss, Literacy, Stress Management, PROSPER, and Family Caregiving.

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.

Jolene McCoy

Communications & External Relations

Public relations.

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Extension Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection.

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