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

Council resource toolbox

The council resource toolbox is designed to assist council members and officers to best carry out their office duties and serve the constituents that they represent.

The Lafayette County Extension Council meets at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the extension center. The public is invited.

County extension council officers

Eric Lockard, Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Chad Copenhaver, Vice Chair
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Anita Edmonds, Secretary
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Paula Oelrichs, Treasurer
bpoelrichs@ctcis.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

County extension council members

Jill Boland
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Pamela Carson
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Arron Haynes
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Jason Hilbrenner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Darren Hull
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Sarah Malott
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Gary Martens
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Benjamin Niendick
benjamin.niendick@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

William Soendker
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Brett Varner
bpvarner@hotmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Dalton Wieligman
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Craig Williams
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2021

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 033
District 053

Senate

District 21