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.

Extension council members

Jerry Ferguson
Term Ends February 2016
8162972534 (H)
Vice Chairman
Myra Colin
Term Ends February 2017
6606797972 (C)
Janice Craft
Term Ends February 2016
6606795086 (H)
6602002109 (C)
Wesley Merritt
Term Ends February 2017
6606794633 (H)
Other members
Tyler Black
Term Ends February 2017
8162894499 (H)
8162894499 (C)
Paul Cumpton
Term Ends February 2017
816-297-2762 (H)
816-810-6396 (C)
Mary Fischer
Term Ends February 2017
4173954508 (H)
Larry Hacker
Term Ends February 2017
417-395-2277 (H)
417-876-7900 (C)
Alan Marr
Term Ends February 2017
8162972435 (H)

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