County Extension Councils

In every Missouri county, an MU Extension council —  comprised of elected and appointed citizens — guides local educational programming. County council members are partners in the entire educational process, from needs assessment through program implementation and evaluation of outcomes.

Council members

  • Work with regional 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.

Tools for councils

Suggested monthly agenda items for county councils (DOCX) — updated November 2014

Annual Report Guidelines

Council Member's Role in Marketing

County Council Manual


Sample By-laws

County Council Recruitment and Nomination Brochure
Download: An Invitation for You to Participate: University of Missouri Extension council members make a positive difference in our communities (PUB)
(MS Publisher should be customized for your county.)




Tony DeLong
County Council Coordinator
Phone: 573-882-4592