Extension News

Media Advisory - ISU Extension Regional Director Office Locations Announced

7/8/2009

Iowa State University Extension has selected office locations for the 20 Regional Extension Education Directors. ISU Extension has entered into memorandums of understanding with county extension councils that will provide office space and support staff for the directors.

On Aug. 1, regional directors will officially begin serving the multi-county regions. They are responsible for helping county extension councils within their region assess program needs and provide leadership in making ISU Extension resources available to meet those needs.

Office locations:
Region 1: Regional Extension Education Director Cheryl Heronemus will have her office in the O’Brien County Extension Office, 340 2nd Street SE, Primghar, Iowa; (712) 957-5045. Region 1 includes Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties. Heronemus can be reached by email at hero@iastate.edu.

Region 2: Regional Extension Education Director Terry Janssen will have his office in the Kossuth County Extension Office, 1121-B Hwy 18 E, Algona, Iowa; (515) 295-2469. Region 2 includes Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Winnebago counties. Janssen can be reached by email at tjans@iastate.edu.

Region 3: Regional Extension Education Director Gary Hall will have his office in the Cerro Gordo County Extension Office, 2023 S. Federal Ave, Mason City, Iowa; (641) 423-0844. Region 3 includes Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth counties. Hall can be reached by email at garyhall@iastate.edu.

Region 4: Regional Extension Education Director Brenda Ranum will have her office in the Winneshiek County Extension Office, 911 S. Mill Street, Decorah, Iowa; (563) 382-2949. Region 4 includes Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties. Ranum can be reached by email at ranum@iastate.edu.

Region 5: Regional Extension Education Director Sherry McGill will have her office in the Woodbury County Extension Office, 4301 Sergeant Road, #213, Sioux City, Iowa; (712) 276-2157. Region 5 includes Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties. McGill can be reached by email at mcgills@iastate.edu.

Region 6: Regional Extension Education Director Jerry Chizek will have his office in the Sac County Extension Office, 620 Park Avenue, Sac City, Iowa; (712) 662-7131. Region 6 includes Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, Sac and Pocahontas counties. Chizek can be reached by email at jwchizek@iastate.edu.

Region 7: Regional Extension Education Director Jim Patton will have his office in the Webster County Extension Office, 217 South 25th Street, Ste. C12, Fort Dodge, Iowa; (515) 576-2119. Region 7 includes Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright counties. Patton can be reached by email at jlpatton@iastate.edu.

Region 8: Regional Extension Education Director Richard Wrage will have his office in the Marshall County Extension Office, 2608 S. 2nd Street, Marshalltown, Iowa; (641) 752-1551. Region 8 includes Boone, Hardin, Marshall and Story counties. Wrage can be reached by email at rwrage@iastate.edu.

Region 9: Regional Extension Education Director Allen Ricks will have his office in the Black Hawk County Extension Office, 3420 University Avenue, Suite B, Waterloo, Iowa; (319) 234-6811. Region 9 includes Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy and Tama counties. Ricks can be reached by email at alricks@iastate.edu.

Region 10: Regional Extension Education Director Linda Fischer will have her office in the Linn County Extension Office, 3279 7th Ave., Suite 140, Marion, Iowa; (319) 377-9839. Region 10 includes Benton, Jones and Linn counties. Fischer can be reached by email at lefisch@iastate.edu.

Region 11: Regional Extension Education Director Bruce Bearinger will have his office in the Dubuque County Extension Office, 14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2, Dubuque, Iowa; (563) 583-6496. Region 11 includes Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties. Bearinger can be reached by email at bearing@iastate.edu.

Region 12: Regional Extension Education Director Terry Torneten will have his office in the Carroll County Extension Office, 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste. G, Carroll, Iowa; (712) 792-2364. Region 12 includes Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie and Shelby counties. Torneten can be reached by email at ttorn@iastate.edu.

Region 13: Regional Extension Education Director Craig Hertel will have his office in the Dallas County Extension Office, 28059 Fairground Road, Adel, Iowa; (515) 993-4281. Region 13 includes Dallas, Polk and Warren counties. Hertel can be reached by email at chertel@iastate.edu.

Region 14: Regional Extension Education Director Brian Dunn will have his office in the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa; (641) 673-5841. Region 14 includes Jasper, Mahaska, Marion and Poweshiek counties. Dunn can be reached by email at dunnb@iastate.edu.

Region 15: Regional Extension Education Director Gene Mohling will have his office in the Johnson County Extension Office, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE, Iowa City, Iowa; (319) 337-2145. Region 15 includes Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington counties. Mohling can be reached by email at mohling@iastate.edu.

Region 16: Regional Extension Education Director Robert Owen will have his office in the Muscatine County Extension Office, 1514 Isett Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa; (563) 263-5701. Region 16 includes Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott counties. Owen can be reached by email at bobowen@iastate.edu.

Region 17: Regional Extension Education Director Alan Ladd will have his office in the Wallace Foundation Learning Center, 53020 Hitchcock Avenue, Lewis, Iowa; (712) 769-2600. Region 17 includes Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page and Pottawattamie counties. Ladd can be reached by email at aladd@iastate.edu.

Region 18: Regional Extension Education Director Matt Deppe will have his office in the Union County Extension Office, 105 West Adams, Suite A, Creston, Iowa; (641) 782-8426. Region 18 includes Adams, Adair, Cass, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties. Deppe can be reached by email at mdeppe@iastate.edu.

Region 19: Regional Extension Education Director  Sue Henderson will have her office in the Wapello County Extension Office214 E. Main Street, Ottumwa, Iowa; (641) 682-5491. Region 19 includes Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Lucas, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties. Henderson can be reached by email at hendy@iastate.edu.

Region 20: Regional Extension Education Director Robert Dodds will have his office in the Henry County Extension Office, 127 Main, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; (319) 385-8126. Region 20 includes Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties. Dodds can be reached by email at redodds@iastate.edu.
 
 

Additional resources:

News releases and photos of the individual Regional Extension Education Directors

Map of 20 Extension regions

More information about ISU Extension's restructuring plan

Contacts :

Jack Payne, Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach, (515) 294-4603, jpayne@iastate.edu

Sherry Glenn, Director of Field Operations, (515) 294-0013, sglenn@iastate.edu