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 Christian County University of Missouri Extension Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. The public is invited. We recommend calling ahead to confirm time and location.

County extension council officers

Walt Martens, Chair
417-581-7485 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Jonathan Cauley, Vice Chair
jbhsram3500@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Konni Hall, Secretary
417-827-7832 (cell)
konni_hall@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Kathy Martin, Treasurer
Farm Bureau
417-581-1295 (home)
417-207-3574 (cell)
kathymartin54@outlook.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Carl Biondo
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Josh Bird
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Charles Cameron
417-839-5887 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Brad Harter
bharter@bentrei.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

J.J. Leek
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Virginia Roberts
417-581-2456 (home)
417-818-9467 (cell)
virginiaroberts@centurytel.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Jason Sims
417-861-7511 (cell)
js.ms0106@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

John Van Loan
417-443-1629 (home)
417-818-4529 (cell)
jvanloan76@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Jeff Ware
417-343-3879 (cell)
jeffware82@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Ray Weter
County Commissioner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 138
District 139
District 140

Senate

District 20