Extension Council

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

Council Members

(Number) is the year the term expires

  • Jim Petersen
    (2024)
    Chair
    Knoxville, IA
  • Jared Thill
    (2026)
    Vice Chair
    Pleasantville, IA
  • Dustie Wentz
    (2026)
    Secretary
    Pleasantville, IA
  • Cindi Dale
    (2024)
    Treasurer
    Knoxville, IA
  • Shannon Dykstra
    (2024)
    Knoxville, IA
  • Denise Holmgren
    (2026)
    Pella, IA
  • Debra Kearney
    (2026)
    Knoxville, IA
  • Merrie Putz
    (2026)
    Lacona, IA
  • Bruce Willemsen
    (2024)
    Pella, IA