County extension council

The county extension council, comprised of elected and appointed citizens, is a full partner with Missouri's land-grant universities to deliver high-quality education and research-based information that helps people solve real-world problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Council members:

  • Work with extension specialists to provide the county educational program
  • Manage finances of local extension operations
  • Provide personnel to carry out extension activities
  • Elect and organize the local extension council

The Bates County Extension Council normally meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December at the Extension Office. The public is invited. We recommend calling ahead to confirm time and location.

County extension council officers

Jerry Ferguson, Chair
816-297-2534 (home)
Term ends February 2016

Myra Colin, Vice Chair
660-679-7972 (cell)
Term ends February 2017

Janice Craft, Secretary
660-679-5086 (home)
660-200-2109 (cell)
Term ends February 2016

Wesley Merritt, Treasurer
660-679-4633 (home)
Term ends February 2017

County extension council members

Tyler Black
816-289-4499 (home)
816-289-4499 (cell)
Term ends February 2017

Paul Cumpton
816-297-2762 (home)
816-810-6396 (cell)
Term ends February 2017

Mary Fischer
417-395-4508 (home)
Term ends February 2017

Larry Hacker
417-395-2277 (home)
417-876-7900 (cell)
Term ends February 2017

Alan Marr
816-297-2435 (home)
Term ends February 2017

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