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

The Greene County Extension Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. Meetings are held in compliance with the Missouri Open Meetings and Open Records Law. We are always looking for volunteers willing to serve on the Greene County Extension Council. If you would like to run for an elected seat please download the council informational form and the nomination form found in the "plans and reports" section of this webpage. For council agendas and minutes click on the plans and reports link.

County extension council officers

Matthew Simpson, Chair
matt@5poundapparel.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Harold Bender, Vice Chair
hbbprojects@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Nancy Williams, Secretary
417-496-2187 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Mary Susie Joplin, Treasurer
417-860-9203 (cell)
sweeps417@sbcglobal.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

County extension council members

Randy Bakerink
rbakerink@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Catherine Banks
417-823-7322 (home)
ccbrn59@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Harold Bengsch
417-868-4112 (home)
hbengsch@greenecountymo.org
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Johnny Davis
417-751-9571 (home)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Dustin DeVore
417-719-2673 (home)
ddevore@mfa-inc.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

James Garton
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Joseph N Hoffman
417-864-9865 (home)
931-624-9597 (cell)
articulategrunt@yahoo.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Peter Longley
417-619-8234 (home)
plongley@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Albert Earl Niewald
417-886-8768 (home)
alnan@mchsi.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Katie Steinhoff
417-891-1511 (home)
ksteinhoff@springfieldmo.gov
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Kip Thompson
thompsok@otc.edu
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Tamara vonFoerster
831-241-8195 (cell)
tamara@freshheifers.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Parish Witt
GC4HSS@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Jan Wooten
jan@sunshinevalleyfarm.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 130
District 131
District 132
District 133
District 134
District 135
District 136
District 137

Senate

District 20
District 30