Jerry Chizek

Region 8 Regional Director


Dianne Dirks

Office Manager
(712) 335-3103

Lisa Zeman

County Youth Coordinator

4-H and Youth

Lisa Berkland

Regional 4-H Youth Development Specialist

4-H community clubs; leadership development; character building; and enhancement of teamwork in youth and adult volunteers.

Beth Doran

Beef Program Specialist
(712) 737-4230

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.

Fred Hall

Dairy Specialist

'Fred Hall's Dairy Extension Resource Page'

Joe Hannan

Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist

Fruit and Vegetable Horticulture

Paul Kassel

Extension Field Agronomist
(712) 262-2264


Dr. Kris Kohl

Extension Agricultural Engineer

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.

Jolene McCoy

Advancement Specialist

External Relations, Marketing, Communications

Malisa Rader

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
(515) 832-9597

Family Life including - quality child care, playground issues, parenting education, family decision making for later years, dealing with stress, change, and loss, building family strengths

Dave Stender

Swine Field Specialist
(712) 225-6196

Management of a swine operation, using records for management decisions, nutrition analysis for cost and performance, production flow planning, environmental issues, swine welfare, swine handling, value added niche pork production and using computer software for monitoring and making decisions.

Holly VanHeel

Human Science Specialist, Nutrition & Wellness

Barbara Wollan

Human Science Specialist, Family Finance

Jon Wolseth

Community & Economic Development Specialist

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Gary Wright

Farm Management Specialist
712-223-1574 (c)
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