Beth Frankenstein

Beth Frankenstein

Regional Extension Education Director

Sidney Riemenschneider

County Youth Coordinator

You can reach Sidney on topics about Youth, 4-H Program, School Enrichment, and Clover Kids.

Megan Janssen

Program Coordinator

Missy Danner

Office Assistant

Ben Pullen

4-H Youth Development Specialist

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

Beth Doran

Beef Field Specialist

Provides primary leadership for and conducts Extension education programming in the feedlot and cow-calf phases of agriculture. Secondary emphasis is directed toward sheep, dairy and horses.

Julie Hlas

Advancement Specialist

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

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
Amy Jones, Human Sciences Specialist ISU Extension and Outreach

Amy Jones

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

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

Paul Kassel

Field Specialist - Crops

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

Kris Kohl

Field Specialist - Ag Engineering
(712) 732-5056

Livestock facilities; building materials & 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.

Jane Nolan Goeken

Field Specialist - Communities

Planning & zoning training workshops for local officials; leadership development; organizational planning & development; building effective teams and conducting effective meetings; facilitating effective town-future meetings; Iowa State election administrators training (SEAT).

Brenda Schmitt

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

Brenda is a Certified Financial Counselor who works one-on-one with clients and teaches personal financial management, entrepreneurial and employability skills online or in group settings. SServing Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Pallo Alto, Winnebago, and Worth. Contact Information:, phone: 641-512-0650.

Dave Stender

Ag Swine Field Specialist

 Alternative swine; boar; hog; manure; niche pork; pig; piglet.; pork; pork production; pork quality; sow; spreadsheet; sustainable swine; swine; swine business analysis; swine computer software; swine feed; swine management; swine nutrition; swine records (including sow tracker; swine ventilation

Gary Wright

Farm Management Specialist

Robert Coacher

CIRAS Account Manager

Manufacturing Account Manager

Abbie Gaffey

Community Field Specialist

Abbie is a Field Specialist II that is based in Crawford County and serves all 20 NW Counties.

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