Lori Nelson

Program Coordinator

Cassie Engstler

Youth Director

Signe Meinders

Regional Horticulture Specialist

Meg Sage

Youth Program Specialist

Lisa Berkland

4-H Youth Field Specialist

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

Russ Euken

Livestock Farm Field Specialist

Production information related to nutrition, facilities, health, records, and budgeting for swine, beef, and sheep producers. Computer applications for livestock production. Individual consultation and group meetings on improving productivity in livestock operations. Environmentally sound livestock production methods.

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life

Mackenzie works to reach families across the lifespan. She provides research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. She can speak on topics including: Adult Education, Parenting, Human Development, Aging, Early Childhood Education, Overindulgence, Ambiguous Loss, Literacy, Stress Management, PROSPER, and Family Caregiving

Amy Jones

Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness

Provides integrated content including family nutrition, health and wellness, food preservation and food safety.
Classes include: ServSafe, Child Care Provider Nutrition Training, Stay Independent for Older Adults, Food Preservation 101 and Preserve the Taste of Summer.

Kris Kohl

Agricultural Engineer Specialist

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.

Kelvin Leibold

Field Specialist/Farm Management
(641) 648-4850

Farm Management

Jolene McCoy

External Relations Specialist

External relations, marketing, communications

Brenda Schmitt

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

Provides educational programs on managing financial and personal resources throughout life.

Gentry Sorenson

Field Agronomist


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