Extension Council

Our mission is to build partnerships and provide research-based learning opportunities to improve the quality of life in Humboldt County.

  • ISU Extension and Outreach has as its core purpose to provide research-based educational programs.
  • ISU Extension and Outreach accomplishes its goals through the development of diverse and meaningful partnerships.
  • Through our purpose, and in partnership, ISU Extension and Outreach provide relevant, needs-driven resources and as a result, creates significant impact in the state of Iowa. 

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

Council Members

(Number) is the year the term expires

  • Robert Abens
    (2026)
    Chair
    Humboldt, IA
  • Gary Peyton
    (2026)
    Vice Chair
    Humboldt, IA
  • Jennifer Lash
    (2024)
    Secretary
    Humbodlt, IA
  • Jeffery Goodell
    (2024)
    Treasurer
    Rutland, IA
  • Jenna Bormann
    (2024)
    Humboldt, IA
  • Matt Dornbier
    (2024)
    Renwick, IA
  • Brad Frerk
    (2026)
    Gilmore City, IA
  • Chelsea Nostrom
    (2026)
    Humboldt, IA
  • Jill Soenen
    (2024)
    Humboldt, IA