Extension Council

The Benton County Extension Council is elected by the people of Benton County. The Benton County Extension Council, county staff, and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our people. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Benton County.

Council Members

(Number) is the year the term expires

  • Greg Svoboda
    (2024)
    Chair
    Shellsburg, IA
  • Scott Rathje
    (2026)
    Vice Chair
    Atkins, IA
  • Katie Stadheim
    (2026)
    Secretary
    Vinton, IA
  • Brian McNulty
    (2026)
    Treasurer
    Watkins, IA
  • Amy Boddicker
    (2026)
    Newhall, IA
  • Shannon Feuerbach
    (2024)
    Keystone, IA
  • Duane Fisher
    (2024)
    Mount Auburn, IA
  • Allison Hicks
    (2026)
    Garrison, IA
  • Marleen Patterson
    (2024)
    Atkins, IA