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

Extension council members

Chairman
Jeff Bergman
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
660-641-2405 (C)
Vice Chairman
Bret Fahrmeier
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
Fahrmeier.Farms@gmail.com
816-289-2496 (C)
Secretary
Jennifer Jellum
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
 
Treasurer
Beth Schlesselman
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
bschlesselman@hotmail.com
660-641-2575 (C)
Other members
Lance Dobson
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
lsdcnc@mail.missouri.edu
660-232-6523 (C)
Kathryn Frerking
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2017
katfrerking@yahoo.com
660-463-2873 (H)
660-641-5813 (C)
Doris Graham, City Representative
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2016
dlgram105@ctcis.net
660-584-3739 (H)
660-232-4007 (C)
Debbie Lueck, Farm Bureau
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2017
lueckdd@hotmail.com
Mark Malott
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
Mtriplets@aol.com
816-230-8499 (H)
Bob Rauch
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2017
fiveoakshoneytreefarm@yahoo.com
660-584-7375 (H)
Gil Rector, County Commissioner
Appointed Member, Term Ends February 2017
660-232-2852 (C)
Craig Rogge
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2017
 
Linda Strathman
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2017
660-674-2663 (H)
816-565-1734 (C)
Elizabeth Wagner
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2016
bwagner@odessa.k12.mo.us
816-694-1480 (C)
Scott Wright
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2017
scottwright@ctcis.net
660-237-4512 (H)
816-786-2453 (C)
Janice Zeikle
Elected Member, Term Ends February 2017
jzeikle@ctcis.net
660-584-3773 (H)

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 033
District 053

Senate

District 21