Bryan Whaley

Region 2 - Regional Extension Educational Director

Faye Schluter

Extension Education Director

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

Lisa Berkland

Youth Field Specialist
(712) 837-5596

4-H community clubs, leadership development, character building, and enhancement of teamwork in youth and adult volunteers

Russ Euken

Field Specialist - Livestock

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

Paul Kassel

Crops Field Specialist
(712) 262-2264

Crop Production and Protection including - Soils, soil management and soil survey - Soil fertility and fertilizer use - Weed, insect, disease, and nematode management - Tillage methods - Crop management database - Crop management - Forage management

Kris Kohl

Ag Engineer Field Specialist
(712) 732-5056

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.

Kelvin Leibold

Farm Management Program Specialist

Farm management, Farmland and Building leasing, Global agriculture, Land values, Farm Machinery management, Estate planning, Intergenerational transfer and Beginning Farmers

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.

Brenda Schmitt

Family Resource Management Field Specialist
(641) 512-0650

Julie Hlas

Organizational Advancement

Writing, Digital Photography, Marketing

Brenda Martin

CIRAS Account Manager

Expertise in gap analysis, long term planning, management of people, consumer response programs, line expansions involving technology transfer, supplier validation, and product stability protocols. Qualifications include extensive background in regulatory compliance with the USDA and FDA, EPA, DNR and OSHA and implementation of Laboratory Hygiene Plans, BSE Programs, Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points.

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