Bryan Whaley

Region 2 Regional Extension Educational Director

Valarie Holkesvik

Office Manager
(641) 584-2261

Accounting/Bookkeeping, Office Management, Public Relations

Libby Myer

County Youth Educator

Youth, School Enrichment, 4-H Clubs,  Clover Kids

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

Family Life Human Sciences Specialist

Graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in human development and families. Her area of expertise is in human development across the lifespan, parenting, caregiving, prevention programming and temperament.

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

Family Resource Management Field Specialist

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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