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)

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