Beth Frankenstein

Beth Frankenstein

Regional Extension Education Director

Sarah Dirks

Adult Program Coordinator

Contact Sarah for information about all Adult Programming in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, Family Life, Family Finance and Nutrition and Wellness. 

Sarah also coordinates Ag and Sci Citing at the Clay County Fair. 

Isabel Dehrkoop

4-H County Youth Program Coordinator

Contact Isabel with questions related to: 4-H Membership, 4-H Online, 4-H Clubs, Clover Kids or Clay County Fair 4-H Livestock Shows.

Jo Engel

4-H Human Sciences County Youth Coordinator

Contact Jo for information related to SpIn (Special Interest) Event Coordination, Achievement Fair, Non-Livestock 4-H Project Areas, the Dog 4-H Project Area or Communication 4-H Project Area. 

Amy Forrette

4-H Livestock Coordinator / K-12 Educator

Contact Amy for information related to Clay County Fair 4-H Livestock Committees, K-12 In-School Programming (such as Ag in the Classroom, Ricochet, etc.) or Youth Outrerach Programs. 

Michele Hogrefe

Office Manager

Contact Michele for information related to the Clay County Extension Council, bookkeeping, 4-H club finances, Fair Entry for the Clay County Fair, Clay County Fair camping or sales/premiums. 

Kelli Ireland

Office Assistant

Contact Kelli for general assistance, pesticide or manure continuing instruction course scheduling, SpIn (Special Interest) event sign-up or Clover Notes reminders. 

Kiley Biedenfeld

Marketing Coordinator

Paul Kassel

Extension Field Agronomist
(712) 262-2264

Crop production and protection including soils, soil management and soil survey. Also soil fertility and fertilizer use, weed, insect, disease, and nematode management, tillage methods, crop management database, crop management and forage management.

Jane Nolan Goeken

Extension Field Specialist/Communities
(712) 262-2264

Community Development, economic development, eCommerce

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Ben Pullen

4-H Youth Program Specialist

Provides leadership to positive youth development and 4-H program development that engage and develop volunteers and partnerships.

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Mackenzie works to promote healthy people,healthy economics and healthy environments. She provides research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. She can speak on topics including early childhood care and education, community teamwork leadership and partnerships, parenting education and temperament research education.

Amy Jones

Amy Jones, MS RD

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition & Wellness

Provides integrated content including family nutrition, health and wellness, food preservation and food safety.

Brenda Schmitt

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

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.

Beth Doran

Extension Field Specialist/Beef

Provides Primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agriculture.

Fred Hall

Fred Hall

Dairy Specialist

Fred Hall's Dairy Extension Resource Page

Kris Kohl

Extension Field Specialist/Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering

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.

David Stender

Swine Field Specialist

Gary Wright

Farm & Agribusiness Specialist

Julie Hlas

Advancement Specialist

Public relations, media relations, marketing, digital photography, layout and design and external communications.

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