Extension Liasons

The NCRCRD works closely with Extension Community Development Administrators in each state of the region. The group's chair is elected by the members. For information about the group members or publications produced go to "State Extension Leader Section".

2017 Community Resource Development State Reports:
National Program Leader Meeting, June 2017 


University of Illinois  

#Anne Silvis, Assistant Dean, Community and Economic Development
Office of Extension and Outreach
555 Bevier Hall, 905 S Goodwin Ave., MC-184
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-5126 / asilvis@illinois.edu


Purdue University


Lionel 'Bo' Beaulieu, Director, Center for Regional Development
203 Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971
765-588-6467 / lib@purdue.edu


Michael Wilcox, Senior Associate, Center for Regional Development
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971
765-494-7273 / wilcox16@purdue.edu


Iowa State University


Gary Taylor, Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
515-290-0214 / gtaylor@iastate.edu


Ross Wilburn, Associate Program Director
Extension and Outreach Diversity
2321 N Loop Drive, Suite 121
Ames, IA 50010
515-294-2073 / wilburn@iastate.edu


Kansas State University


Trudy Rice, Extension Specialist, Community Vitality
State Program Leader
101 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
785 766 3996 / trice@ksu.edu


Gregg Hadley, Department of Agricultural Economics
123 D Umberger, Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5838 / ghadley@k-state.edu


Michigan State University


David Ivan, Institute Director, Greening Michigan Institute
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 466W. Circle Drive, Room 160
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-7602 / ivand@msu.edu


Patrick Cudney, Associate Director
Michigan State University Extension
446 W Circle Dr., Room 108
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-355-2308 / cudney@msu.edu


North Central Cooperative Extension Association (NCCEA)


Robin Shepard, Executive Director
507 Extension Administration Building
Madison, WI 53706-1498
(608) 890-2688 / robin.shepard@ces.uwex.edu


North Central Regional Center for Rural Development


Mark Skidmore, Professor and Director, NCRCRD
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446W. Circle Drive, Room 67
517-353-9172 / mskidmor@msu.edu


University of Minnesota


*Kent Olson, Associate Dean, Ext Ctr for Community Vitality
433 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
612-625-7723 / kdolson@umn.edu


University of Missouri


Stephen Jeanetta Associate Extension Professor
Community Development Program
229 Gentry Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-3081 / JeanettaS@missouri.edu


Steven Devlin, Extension Program Director
Business Development Program
W1035 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-6555 / DevlinSL@missouri.edu


University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Don Macke, Program Leader for Community Vitality
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-323-7336 / don@e2mail.org


Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Extension Professor
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Ave. I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308-632-1234 / cburkhartkriesel1@unl.edu


North Dakota State University


**Lynette Flage, Director, Center for Community Vitality
Dept 7390, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701-231-7782 / lynette.flage@ndsu.edu


The Ohio State University


Gregory Davis, Assistant Director
OSU Extension Community Development
Columbus, Ohio
614-292-6232 / davis.1081@osu.edu


South Dakota State University


Karla Trautman, Interim Director, SDSU Extension
SAG 154 Box 2207D
Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-4792 / Karla.Trautman@sdstate.edu


Kenneth Sherin, Vitality Program Director
1800 E Spruce St
Mitchell, SD 57301
605-995-7378 / kenneth.sherin@sdstate.edu


University of Wisconsin


Steve Deller, Professor
Center for Community and Economic Development
515 Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch St.
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-6251 / scdeller@wics.edu




Brent Elrod, National Program Leader (Washington, DC)


South Liaison (Virginia State University)


Crystal Tyler-Mackey
Extension Specialist, Community Vitality
804-527-4235 / cmtyler@vt.edu


West Liaison (Montana State University)


Paul Lachapelle
Extension Community Development Specialist
406-994-3620 / paul.lachapelle@montana.edu



*Chair, ** Chair elect (rotate annually, July through June: #Past Chair


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