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 Benton County Extension Council meetings:

  • 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015, and
  • 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2015, and
  • 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015, and
  • 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Meetings are held at the Benton County Extension Office in Warsaw, MO. The public is invited.

    County extension council officers

    Cindy Harris, Chair
    660-221-8241 (cell)
    charris@gmail.com
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

    Tina Ives, Vice Chair
    660-596-1489 (cell)
    tinamives@gmail.com
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

    Stephanie Ledbetter, Secretary
    Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

    Donald Kersey, Treasurer
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

    County extension council members

    Tom Black
    Cattlemen's Association
    Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

    Mark Breshears
    660-438-2266 (home)
    660-723-3115 (cell)
    mbreshears@peopleservice.com
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

    Rod Brethower
    660-723-0064 (cell)
    Rodb@barefootexpress.com
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

    Charles (Brad) Crouch
    660-547-9956 (home)
    bcrouch@iland.net
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

    Steve Daleske
    County Commissioner
    Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

    Nancy Konkus
    660-428-1292 (home)
    nkonkus@centurylink.net
    Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

    Evonne Lang
    Farm Bureau
    660-668-3417 (home)
    emlang35@yahoo.com
    Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

    Rodney Meyer
    660-438-6210 (home)
    Romeyer10@gmail.com
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

    Frances Shockley
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

    Paula Spring
    City Representative
    Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

    Marlo Zeitler
    406-546-3523 (cell)
    Marlo_zeitler@hotmail.com
    Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

    Missouri elected officials serving this county