Donovan Olson

Region 4 Regional Extension Educational Director

Michelle Sackville

County Director

Traci Kloetzer

Office Manager

Jackie Dohlman

County Youth Coordinator

Youth Programs, Agriculture Education, Master Gardener

Barb Ristau

Extension Families Program Assistant

Farmers Market, Financial Counseling, Food Preservation

Kimberly Booth

After School Coordinator

Youth programming, Clover Kids & Animal Science

Brianna Christensen

Brianna Christensen

Youth Program Intern

Laela Ragsdale

Youth Program Assistant

Kapil Arora

Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering

Agricultural engineering including - ventilation, manure management, DNR regulations, manure storage designs & handling systems, building layout and siting, feedlot runoff design, energy conservation & heating grain drying systems, well water quality

Lisa Bates

Community Development Specialist
Develop and deliver successful educational programs, such as the Iowa Retail Initiative, to use design and other business strategies to bolster local economies throughout Iowa.  Call me if you need links to retail resources on campus or in the state, retail environment/business ideas, or other design information.

Gail Castillo

Regional 4-H Youth Development Program Specialist

Youth and Youth Programs

Russ Euken

Livestock 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.

Sean Galleger

CIRAS Account Manager

Sean has more than 20 years of experience in managing financial and operational areas of manufacturing firms, including mergers & acquisitions, contract negotiations and financial analysis. Sean was previously in the Aerospace industry in California, was CFO of a manufacturing firm in Detroit, managed acquiring and selling manufacturing businesses in Texas and was most recently VP of Contracts and Pricing for an automotive industry company in Indiana.

Joe Hannan

Commerical Horticulture Field Specialist

Commercial fruit and vegetable production including small fruits, tree fruits, and vegetables; soil fertility; irrigation; and high tunnel production.

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Mackenzie works to reach families across the lifespan. She provides research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. She can speak on topics including: Adult Education, Parenting, Human Development, Aging, Early Childhood Education, Overindulgence, Ambiguous Loss, Literacy, Stress Management, PROSPER, and Family Caregiving.

Amy Jones

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
(641) 423-0844

Provides integrated content including family nutrition, health and wellness, food preservation and food safety.
Classes include: ServSafe, Child Care Provider Nutrition Training, Stay Independent for older adults, Food Preservation 101 and Preserve the Taste of Summer.

Kelvin Leibold

ISU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist
(641) 648-4850

Farm Management including - farm leasing and land value, intergenerational transfers of assets, farm business financial planning and analysis, debt restructuring, crop and livestock marketing strategies and outlook, computerized 'what if' analysis for expansion or restructuring

Jolene McCoy

External Relations Specialist

Helps create visibility and quality image for Extension: External relations, marketing, communications.

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Extension Field Agronomist

Educational programs in crop production and protection

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. She is a skilled facilitator, working with communities and organizations through processes of visioning, strategic planning and intergenerational dialog. She coordinates Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites, teaching site Manager and Program Coordinator tax law. She is an Horizons Coach - teaching a leadership capacity building program. Serving Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Pallo Alto, Winnebago, and Worth. Contact Information:, phone: 641-512-0650.


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