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 Johnson County Extension Council meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the extension center. Meetings are open to the public.

County extension council officers

Kevin Buckstead, Chair
Agriculture
816-732-4986 (home)
816-345-1856 (cell)
buckstead@kcweb.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Leo Watson, Vice Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Amy Kephart, Secretary
660-238-0356 (cell)
Amy.Kephart@umb.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Lindel Jones , Treasurer
660-747-9386 (home)
660-909-3716 (cell)
lindeljones22@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

County extension council members

Kevin Collins
660-747-6314 (home)
Farmboy177@hotmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Patty Cox
660-351-1589 (cell)
pcox@leeton.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Michelle Farmer
816-739-0823 (home)
816-590-5823 (cell)
softball18@embarqmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Joye Fitzgerald
816-288-9868 (home)
816-288-9868 (cell)
fitzf7@aol.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Bill Gabel
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Sharon Gobber
660-747-3357 (home)
gobber@embarqmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Verna Jenkins
1-816-732-6946 (home)
vjenkins69@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Paul Marbery
660-909-4638 (cell)
pmarbery@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Sofia Metcalf
660-429-2410 (home)
660-238-7911 (cell)
sofiametcalf@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Deborah Parsons
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Carla Shaw
6605622078 (home)
8163510071 (cell)
mikeshaw@agristar.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Sarah Smidt
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Sandra Streit
816-898-6090 (cell)
Streithouse@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

William Wheat
660-563-2129 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Carol White
660-747-6278 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

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