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.

County extension council officers

Jeff Bergman, Chair
660-641-2405 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Bret Fahrmeier, Vice Chair
816-289-2496 (cell)
Fahrmeier.Farms@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Jennifer Jellum, Secretary
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Beth Schlesselman, Treasurer
660-641-2575 (cell)
bschlesselman@hotmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

County extension council members

Lance Dobson
660-232-6523 (cell)
lsdcnc@mail.missouri.edu
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Kathryn Frerking
660-463-2873 (home)
660-641-5813 (cell)
katfrerking@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Doris Graham
City Representative
660-584-3739 (home)
660-232-4007 (cell)
dlgram105@ctcis.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Debbie Lueck
Farm Bureau
lueckdd@hotmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Bob Rauch
660-584-7375 (home)
fiveoakshoneytreefarm@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Gil Rector
County Commissioner
660-232-2852 (cell)
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Craig Rogge
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Linda Strathman
660-674-2663 (home)
816-565-1734 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Elizabeth Wagner
816-694-1480 (cell)
bwagner@odessa.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Scott Wright
660-237-4512 (home)
816-786-2453 (cell)
scottwright@ctcis.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Janice Zeikle
660-584-3773 (home)
jzeikle@ctcis.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 033
District 053

Senate

District 21