Beth Frankenstein

Beth Frankenstein

Regional Extension Education Director
Isabel Dehrkoop

Isabel Dehrkoop

County Youth Program Coordinator

County 4-H and youth program development.  Provides leadership for all 4-H and youth programming including club programs, events and out of county opportunities.  Provides coordination and/or assistance for all 4-H club leaders and members.  Also coordinates all Animal Science and Citizenship and Leadership program area activities.

Sarah Dirks

Sarah Dirks

In-School & Adult Human Sciences Program Coordinator

Coordinates and delivers K-12 programming in partnership with schools throughout Clay County.  Coordinates adult programs with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialists for Clay County.

Jo Engel

Youth Human Sciences Program Coordinator

Provides coordination and assistance for project area volunteers in the areas of STEM, Ag and Natural Resources, family and consumer science, visual arts and dog.  Coordinates project area activites and showcasing events in these subjects for youth.  

Amy Forrette

Ag Program Coordinator

Coordinates Adult and Youth Ag Programming in Clay County.

Michele Hogrefe

Office Manager

Bookkeeping and administrative assistance for the council and council related functions.  Also serves as the program assistant for 4-H  Youth Livestock program area. 

Kelli Ireland

Kelli Ireland

Office Assistant

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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