Terry Janssen

Regional Extension Education Director - Region 6


Steph Erpelding

County Youth Coordinator

Youth & 4-H

Kelsey Lohff

Program Coordinator

Lora Wright

Office Assistant

Kim Brantner

Family Life Program Specialist

Youth Development, Food and Nutrition, Family life, Parenting, Family Development

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

Regional 4-H Youth Program Specialist
(712) 732-5056

Youth Development & Life Skills, Work-force Readiness, Environmental Stewardship, Science & Technology, and Volunteer Development; with access to research based experiential education youth development materials.

Ruth Freeman

Family Finance Program Specialist

Budgeting, Financial Management, Retirement Planning

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


Katie Knobbe

Nutrition & Health Program Specialist

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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