Terry Janssen

Regional Extension Education Director - Region 6
(712) 662-7131

Krista Lukins

Office Manager

Kandice Tomlinson

Program & Outreach Coordinator

Laura Johnk

County Youth Coordinator

Joel DeJong

Extension Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection. Frequent Clients: Farmers, agribusiness personnel, media

Beth Doran

Beef Program Specialist

Provides primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agriculture. Secondary emphasis is directed toward sheep, dairy and horses.

Carol Ehlers

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
(712) 732-5056

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

Shane Ellis

Farm Management Field Specialist
(712) 792-2364

Financial analysis of farm/individual enterprises, strategic planning for farmers, value-added alternatives, farmland valuation and leasing, and environmental ag management.

Abigail Gaffey

Community and Economic Development Program Specialist
(712) 258-8999

Jane Goeken

Community and Economic Development Program Specialist

eCommerce and Economic Development

Joseph Hannan

Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist
(515) 993-4281

Julie Hlas

External Relations Specialist

External Relations, Writing, Digital Photography, Marketing

Katie Knobbe

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Food safety, nutrition, foods and health

Kris Kohl

Extension Agricultural Engineer

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.

Dave Stender

Swine Field Specialist
(712) 225-6196

Management of a swine operation, using records for 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.

David Brown

Human Sciences Specialist - Family Life
(515) 386-2138

Youth Development, Food and Nutrition, Family Development

Brenda Welch

4-H Youth Program Specialist
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