Gary Hall, Regional Director

Gary Hall

Regional Director
(641) 425-3116

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

Traci Kloetzer

Office Manager

Jackie Dohlman

County Youth Coordinator

Youth Programs, Agriculture Education, Master Gardener

Barb Ristau

Extension Families Program Assistant

Farmers Market, Financial Counseling, Food Preservation

Dennis Carlson

Horticulture Program Assistant

This part time position will focus on answering horticulture related questions, working with the media, and providing programs on current horticulture-related topics.

Kimberly Booth

After School Coordinator

Youth programming, Clover Kids & Animal Science

Gail Castillo

Regional 4-H Youth Development Program Specialist

Youth and Youth Programs

Nancy Clark

Nutrition & 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

Program Coordinator-PLaCE, IDRO
(515) 294-1790

Community engagement and service-learning; Community impacts of service-learning and community engagement activities; therapeutic gardens; Elder-friendly community design; site planning for educational and health-care settings; design for healthy living and healthy communities; labyrinths and other meditative and spiritual places.

Russ Euken

Livestock Field Specialist

Production information related to nutrition, facilities, health, records, and budgeting for swine, beef, and sheep producers. Computer applications for livestock production. Individual consultation and group meetings on improving productivity in livestock operations. Environmentally sound livestock production methods.

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
515 294 7244

Mackenzie's primary areas of interest include quality child care, playground issues, parenting education, family decision making for later years, dealing with stress, change, and loss, building family strengths

Kelvin Leibold

ISU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist
(641) 648-4850

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

External Relations Specialist

Helps create visibility and quality image for Extension: External relations, marketing, communications.

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Extension Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection

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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