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

Jeff Bergman, Chair
660-641-2405 (cell)
bergmanfarms@almanet.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Bret Fahrmeier, Vice Chair
816-289-2496 (cell)
Fahrmeier.Farms@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Kathryn Frerking, Secretary
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Beth Schlesselman, Treasurer
660-641-2575 (cell)
bschlesselman@hotmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

County extension council members

Kimberly Begemann
660-674-2589 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Chad Copenhaver
Chcattle06@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Catherine Cox
816-263-0535 (cell)
cathy.cox.88@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Anita Edmonds
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Arron Haynes
660-584-3748 (home)
816-419-3704 (cell)
abhaynes@ctcis.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Darren Hull
660-641-1468 (cell)
ds.hullfarms@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Eric Lockard
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Benjamin Niendick
816-824-6969 (cell)
benjamin.niendick@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Paula Oelrichs
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Ron Williams
816-661-4494 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Craig Williams
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Scott Wright
660-237-4512 (home)
816-786-2453 (cell)
scottwright@ctcis.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 033
District 053

Senate

District 21