Alan Ladd

Regional Extension Education Director
(712) 769-2600

Thomas (Tom) Buresh

County Program Coordinator
(O) 712-644-2105 (C)712-592-2489

Carole Gorham

Office Assistant

Dee Colwell

County Youth/4-H Coordinator/Office Assistant

4-H program

David Seilstad

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(712) 644-2105

BS, Agronomy, North Dakota State University, MS Urban Studies/Regional Planning, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Programming in Youth Technology: Biotechnology, Marsville, Science & Technology, 4-H Program Management, 4-H Robotics, GEAR-TECH-21 4-H Robotics Regional Trainer

Steve Adams

Communities and Business Program Specialist
(712) 623-5521

Kim Brantner

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Life

Child care, Parenting, Aging

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Beef Field Specialist

Alternative Beef Systems; Beef Cow Nutrition; Bull Reproduction and Breeding Soundness; Carcass Grades and Value Based Marketing; Cow Reproduction and Calving; Estrous Synchronization; Facilities and Housing; Feedlot Health Management; Feedlot Nutrition; Genetics and Selection; Grazing Management; Heifer Development; Implants and Feed Additives; Marketing; Pasture and Forage Management; Weaning Management and Preconditioning

Share Ellis

Shane Ellis

Farm Management Program Specialist

Farm business management

Barb Fuller

Human Sciences Specialist Nutrition and Wellness
(712) 789-2449

Disease Prevention; Food Safety; Food Preservation, Health; Health Promotion; Local Foods; Nutrition; Nutrition and Health; Wellness


Julie Hlas

External Relations
Clarke McGrath

Clarke McGrath

Crops Field Specialist

Agribusiness relations; Agronomic practices; Alfalfa; Corn & soybean production; Corn and soybean management; Corn Management; Cover Crops; Forages; Grass hay; Grazing systems; Insects; Integrated Crop Management; Integrated Pest Management; Pasture management; Pest management; Plant diseases; Row crop agronomics; Small Grains; Soil and water management; Soil Fertility; Soil surveys; Soybean Management; Tillage Systems; Water quality; Weed management

Sandra McKinnon

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Finance

Poverty reduction, Financial self-sufficiency and management, Retirement planning, Avoiding fraud

Shawn Shouse

Ag Engineer
(712) 769-2600

Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering

David Stender

Swine Field Specialist

Management of a swine operation, understanding and using records for management decisions, nutrition program analysis for cost and performance potential, genetic evaluation, value added marketing, understanding a packer sheet, evaluation of live animal and carcass, production flow planning, setting financial and production goals, business planning within the swine enterprise, and developing and using computer software for monitoring and making decisions.


Matt Swantek

Swine Field Specialist

Backfat; benchmarking; boars; body composition; breakevens; breeding; cashflows; computer models; computer software; databases; facilities; feeds; feedstuffs; growth curves; hogs; intake curves; kill sheets; management; management practices; modeling; nutrition; packer grids; percent lean; piglets; pigs; pork production; pork quality; pork safety; problem-solving; production; record keeping; sort loss; sows; spreadsheets; Swine business analysis

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