He will work in Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Ida, Sac and Calhoun counties.
"We are happy to have Terry in this leadership role for ISU Extension and Outreach," said Glenn. "We are excited by the experience and enthusiasm he brings to this position. He will work closely with our staff and Extension Council members to reach beyond county borders and plan programming around common priority issues."
Janssen most recently served as a Regional Extension Education Director for neighboring Emmet, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Winnebago and Hancock counties. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education and a master's degree in agricultural at Iowa State University.
As Regional Director, Janssen will facilitate an issues-based approach to delivering ISU Extension and Outreach programming and resources. He will work directly with Extension Council members to meet their legal obligations as an elected body. He will work with councils and Extension program specialists to identify new ways to work in partnership to address issues of significance to local families, communities and businesses.
"I look forward to working with Region 6 councils and staff," said Janssen. "My goals will be to look at needs assessment, program and staff planning and development, and work on regional opportunities."
Janssen lives on acreage near Cherokee with his wife, Donna. They have two children. Brian is a graduate student at Iowa State University, and Megan is a senior at the University of Iowa.
His office is located at the Sac County Extension Office in Sac City. You can reach Janssen via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 712-662-7131.