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.

Extension council members

Chairman
George Deatz
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
george.deatz@sbcglobal.net
417-840-5472 (C)
Vice Chairman
Harold Bender
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
hbbprojects@hotmail.com
Secretary
Nancy Williams
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
417-496-2187 (C)
Treasurer
Mary Susie Joplin
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
sweeps417@sbcglobal.net
417-860-9203 (C)
Other members
Lisa Bakerink
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
lisabakerink@gmail.com
417-763-0415 (H)
Harold Bengsch
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2016
hbengsch@greenecountymo.org
417-868-4112 (H)
Johnny Davis
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2015
417-751-9571 (H)
Sharon DeRubis
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
derushar@gmail.com
417-880-1668 (C)
Dustin DeVore, MFA
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2015
ddevore@mfa-inc.com
417-719-2673 (H)
Maryfrances DiGirolamo
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
mfdigirolamo@gmail.com
417-209-0098 (C)
Dewayne Long
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
 
Albert Earl Niewald
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
alnan@mchsi.com
417-886-8768 (H)
Crystal Quade
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2015
417-766-4224 (C)
Matthew Simpson
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2015
matt@5poundapparel.com
Katie Steinhoff
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
ksteinhoff@springfieldmo.gov
417-891-1511 (H)
Kip Thompson
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
thompsok@otc.edu
417-447-8246 (H)
Tamara vonFoerster
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
 
Parish Witt
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
GC4HSS@gmail.com
Jan Wooten
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
jan@sunshinevalleyfarm.com
417-753-2698 (H)

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