Ashley Buol

Program Coordinator/Office Manager

Lauren Helgeson

County Youth Coordinator

Bryan Whaley

Region 2 Regional Extension Educational Director

Lisa Berkland

4-H Youth Field Specialist

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

Nancy Clark

Nutritional Families Field Specialist
(515) 295-2469

Nutrition education information throughout the life cycle, nutrition for low resource families, food safety information, food related businesses-focusing on kitchen incubators.

Russ Euken

Livestock Farm Field Specialist

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

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Mackenzie works to reach families across the lifespan. She provides research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. She can speak on topics including: Adult Education, Parenting, Human Development, Aging, Early Childhood Education, Overindulgence, Ambiguous Loss, Literacy, Stress Management, PROSPER, and Family Caregiving

Paul Kassel

Crops Farm Field Specialist


Kris Kohl

Agricultural Engineer Specialist

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

Field Specialist/Farm Management
(641) 648-4850

Farm Management

Jolene McCoy

External Relations Specialist

External relations, marketing, communications

Brenda Schmitt

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

Provides educational programs on managing financial and personal resources throughout life.

Mike White

Viticulture Specialist
(515) 961-6237

Commercial Grape Production

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