Olson, Donovan

Donovan Olson

Region 4 Extension Educational Director

Dennis Johnson

County Extension Education Specialist

4-H and Agriculture Education

Kimberly Bode

Worth County Youth Coordinator

4-H Youth Development

Lacey Waller

Office Manager/ 4-H Program Assistant/ Worth County Clover Kids Coordinator

Kapil Arora

Field 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.

Castillo, Gail

Gail Castillo

4-H Youth Development Specialist

Youth and Youth Programs

M. Susan Erickson

Extension specialist, Department of Landscape Architecture, and Partnering Landscape and Community Enhancement (PLaCE) program coordinator
(515) 294-1790

Healthy community design, therapeutic gardens

Russ Euken

Livestock Field Specialist

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

Joe Hannan

Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist

Commercial fruit and vegetable production including small fruits, tree fruits, and vegetables; soil fertility; irrigation; and high tunnel production.

Mackenzie Johnson

Mackenzie Johnson

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Wellbeing

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.

Kelvin Leibold

ISU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist
(641) 648-4862

Farm Management including - farm leasing and land value, intergenerational transfers of assets, farm business financial planning and analysis, debt restructuring, crop and livestock marketing strategies and outlook, computerized 'what if' analysis for expansion or restructuring.

Jolene McCoy

Communications & External Relations

Public relations.

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Crops Program Specialist
(515) 231-2830

Integrated Crop Management, Corn and soybean management, Soil fertility, Alfalfa, Tillage systems, Integrated Pest Management - weeds, insects and crop diseases, Soil surveys. 

Brenda Schmitt

Human Sciences Specialist, Family Wellbeing

Brenda is a Certified Financial Counselor who works one-on-one with clients and teaches personal financial management, entrepreneurial and employability skills online or in group settings. She is a skilled facilitator, working with communities and organizations through processes of visioning, strategic planning and intergenerational dialog. She coordinates Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites, teaching site Manager and Program Coordinator tax law. She is an Horizons Coach - teaching a leadership capacity building program. 

Amy Jones

Human Sciences Specialist, Food and Health.
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