Terry Janssen

Regional Extension Education Director - Region 6
(712) 662-7131


Dianne Dirks

Office Manager
(712) 335-3103

Lexi Seuntjens

Program Coordinator

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.

Mackenzie DeJong

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life
(712) 662-7131

Provides leadership, delivery, and support for programs related to Family Life such as Strengthening Families:10-14, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, and training programs for child care providers.

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.

Carol Ehlers

Human Science Specialist, Family Finance

Financial Management for individuals and families including spending plans, budgeting for your needs, consumer decision-making, dealing with credit and debt, and planning for your future - savings, insurance, and retirement.

Fred Hall

Dairy Specialist

'Fred Hall's Dairy Extension Resource Page'

Joe Hannan

Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist

Fruit and Vegetable Horticulture

Julie Hlas

External Relations Specialist
(712) 389-0129

Writing, Digital Photography, Marketing

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.

Ann Parker

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition & Wellness

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.

Jon Wolseth

Community & Economic Development Specialist

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Gary Wright

Farm Management Specialist
712-223-1574 (c)
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