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

Council resource toolbox

The council resource toolbox is designed to assist council members and officers to best carry out their office duties and serve the constituents that they represent.

The Buchanan County Extension Council normally meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the extension center. The public is invited. February and July meetings are held in other locations. There is no meeting in December.

County extension council officers

Tom Knadler, Chair
816-273-9807 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Devin Ferguson, Vice Chair
816-617-5505 (cell)
devin@ferguson-farms.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Tamala Simmons, Secretary
816-390-4449 (cell)
kicknthetrail@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Barbara Bramblett, Treasurer
barbarabramblett@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

County extension council members

Susan Barton
816-253-9582 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Joyce Bollman
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Bill Brinton
816-383-0604 (cell)
bbrinton@co.buchanan.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Sandi Brown
ecb.skb54@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Ed Brown
ecb.skb54@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Chris Danford
816-364-4811 (home)
cdanford@familyinvestmentcenter.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Larry DeShon
816-279-4796 (home)
ladlpd@aol.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Rosie Haertling
rmhaertling@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Joseph Hamera
816-261-6325 (home)
jehamera@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

John Hickman II
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ron Hitchings
Farm Bureau
ronchitchings@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Rhanda Hitchings Shreve
816-205-2525 (cell)
rpmlandscaping@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ron Hook
County Commissioner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Mark Mallon
City Representative
mallon@magiccablepc.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Ron Martin
816-261-7595 (cell)
rmartin@co.buchanan.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Donald Miller
816-390-4740 (cell)
don.m7@live.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Judith Moore
judithmoore89@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Josh Ray
joshua@raylawllc.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Lawrence Werthmuller
816-668-0666 (cell)
werth@magiccablepc.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Jim Yount
816-232-6141 (home)
816-262-1829 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 009
District 010
District 011

Senate

District 34