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 DeKalb County Extension Council meets on the first Monday in the months of January, March, and November from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and in May, July and September from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse Community Room.

County extension council officers

Jake Carlson, Chair
None (home)
660-541-2986 (cell)
walkingcranch@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ryan Carrel, Vice Chair
redfarmboy2015@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Ron McElwain, Secretary
City Representative
gofish54@centurytel.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Garry McFee, Treasurer
County Commissioner
816-284-3200 (cell)
gsmcfee@hotmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Petrea Carlson
660-541-1072 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Alan Kapp
660-483-0059 (cell)
akkapp@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

John Murphy
MFA
816-449-5759 (home)
816-649-5365 (cell)
farmerjohn39@yahoo.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Kimberly Stephens
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Johnnie Walker
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 002

Senate

District 12