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 Cape Girardeau County Extension Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the extension center, as necessary business warrants. The public is invited. We recommend calling ahead to confirm time and location.

County extension council officers

Larry Simon, Chair
573-651-0764 (home)
573-450-2774 (cell)
larrys1@showme.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Dru Reeves, Vice Chair
573-450-7935 (cell)
dru@horizonscreenprinting.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Jamie Koehler, Secretary
Master Gardener
jkoehler1977@att.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

David Wichern, Treasurer
MFA
dwichern@mfa-inc.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Barbara Barks
Human Environmental Sciences
573-243-9209 (home)
573-450-1781 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Kelli Birk
Farm Bureau
kdbirk2004@yahoo.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Teresa Birk
573-579-5722 (home)
573-579-5722 (cell)
teresabirk@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Tina Bodenstein
tinabodenstein@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ben Clark
Service and Supply Cooperative
573-355-4082 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

T. Robin Cole III
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Avon Crocker
NA (home)
573-450-3799 (cell)
bobbylinn51@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Larry Crutsinger Jr
573-794-1174 (home)
573-979-9022 (cell)
cffpulls4u@wildblue.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Megan J Franke
meganf1@att.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Roger Guyot
Extension Community Partner
573-979-3179 (home)
573-979-3179 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Russell Humphrey
City Representative
rhumphrey3@charter.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Ellen Kirchdoerfer
573-225-5101 (cell)
ekirchdoerfer@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Beverly Koehler
City Representative
bev@koehlerbookkeeping.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Paul Koeper
County Commissioner
573-243-4163 (home)
pkoeper@capecounty.us
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Jeremie Nothdurft
573-243-5233 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Dan O'Loughlin
573-450-7657 (cell)
emeraldresearch2003@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

John Oehl
johnoehl@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Erika Russell
573-204-0219 (home)
573-579-1621 (cell)
erikarussell1839@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Octavia A. Scharenborg
oslettucelady@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Roger Schwab
573-450-1907 (cell)
vpschwab@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Carmen Simpher
supersimpher@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Rob Stephens
573-450-3052 (cell)
rob@heartlandCF.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Jarrod Suhr
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Wib Welker
573-450-7977 (cell)
wibwelker@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 146
District 147

Senate

District 27