Since Vernon retired from Nebraska Extension in 2013 he has served as the executive director for the Friends of Extension & 4-H Foundation. As part of that connection with the Friends of Extension Foundation he served as the Douglas County Fair Manager in 2018. 

Kori Jensen

Fair Manager

Fairs, livestock shows, and 4H have been a part of Kori's life since before she was born.   She has severed as Agriscience teacher,  FFA advisor, director for a nonprofit, and has a variety of consulting and volunteer work.  She  looks forward to sharing her passion for agriculture and agricultural literacy.  

Courtney is heading into her Senior year at Northwest Missouri State University studying Agriculture Science. Under this major, her three specialty areas are agriculture business, agriculture education, and agronomy.  She grew up in Gretna and has been a life long 4H member and volunteer.

Courtney Scholting


Assistant Fair Manager



Matt Gunderson

  • Douglas County Fair Advisory Fair Board Chair​

Eddie Biwer

  • Vice Chair Fair Advisory Board

Jesse Harding Campbell

  • Dvorak Law Group

Kevin Christensen

  • NMC- Logistics Chair

Clare Duda

  • Douglas County Commissioner

Brad Dunbar

  • Volunteer

Joyce Finnel

  • Volunteer Coordinator

Kent Grisham

  • Media and Public Relations​

Lorraine Henry

  • Friends of Extension Foundation Finance Committee Chair

  • Fair Advisory Board Treasurer

Jayne Hutton

  • UNL Extension

Kent Grisham

  • Media and Public Relations​​

Kevin Kock

  • Nexterior Construction

Marc Kraft

  • Douglas County Commissioner

Fran Minnaert

  • Volunteer​

Mike Pallas

  • Friends of Extension Foundation President

  • Site Coordinator​

Ken Pohlman

  • Midwest Laboratories Sponsor

Courtney Schaardt

  • NE Farm Bureau Foundation

Lorrie Schrad​

  • Volunteer​​

Brenda Smith

  • Dvorak Law Group​

Vernon Waldren

  • Extension Foundation Executive Director