Terry Janssen

Regional Extension Education Director - Region 6


Steph Erpelding

County Youth Coordinator

Youth & 4-H

Lora Wright

Office Assistant

Shane Ellis

Farm Management Specialist

David N. Brown, Ph.D.,LMFT

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Beth Doran

Beef Program Specialist
(712) 737-4230

Primary leadership in Extension beef programming for feedlot, cow-calf, and agri-business clients. Secondary emphasis in horse and sheep programming.

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 and debt, and planning for your future - savings, insurance, and retirement.

Abbie Gaffey

Communtiy & Economic Development Program Specialist

Community & Economic Development

Joe Hannan

Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist

Fruit and Vegetable Horticulture

Julie Hlas

External Relations Specialist
(712) 274-0048

Public Relations, Media Relations, Marketing, Digital Photography, Layout and Design and External Communications.

Paul Kassel

Extension Field Agronomist


Katherine Knobbe, MS, MPH, RD, LD

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Kris Kohl

Agriculture Engineering 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.

Jane Nolan Goeken

Community and Economic Development Program Specialist

Community Development

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.

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