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
660-563-2644 (home)
660-563-0197 (cell)
firebird@iland.net
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)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

County extension council members

Leslie Bayless
660-909-1024 (cell)
elsieb58@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Sharri Carter
660-747-5377 (home)
mandscarter@centurylink.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

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

Joye Fitzgerald
816-288-9868 (home)
816-288-9868 (cell)
fitzf7@aol.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Shea Fitzgerald
h8fitshe@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Kelly Fleming
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Bill Gabel
660-747-7877 (home)
660-580-0104 (cell)
wgabel@jococourthouse.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Sharon Gobber
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Carl Harlan
660-747-6902 (home)
carlkarolh14@embarqmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Donna Matthews
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

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

Zachary Parsons
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Debbie Parsons
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Sarah Smidt
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Sandra Streit
Streithouse@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Bill Thoms
660-864-6222 (cell)
bcthoms@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 054
District 051
District 052
District 053

Senate

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