Extension Council

The Shelby County Extension Council is elected by the people of Shelby County. The Shelby 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 Shelby County.

Council Members

(Number) is the year the term expires

  • Gwen Hanson
    (2024)
    Chair
    Kirkman, IA
  • Brenda Arkfeld
    (2026)
    Vice Chair
    Portsmouth, IA
  • Kathy Fara
    (2024)
    Secretary
    Irwin, IA
  • Elaine Baughman
    (2026)
    Treasurer
    Kirkman, IA
  • Chad Heithoff
    (2024)
    Harlan, IA
  • Mike Kolbe
    (2026)
    Harlan, IA
  • Kristina Larsen
    (2026)
    Harlan, IA
  • Michelle Monson
    (2024)
    Irwin, IA
  • Katelin Weis
    (2026)
    Earling, IA