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 Maries County Extension Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Call for locations. In alternating months, council officers conduct business via email.

County extension council officers

Sue Gillispie, Chair
573-744-5882 (home)
573-694-0931 (cell)
arbajudge409@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Michelle Butler, Vice Chair
d_m_butler@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Austin Henderson, Secretary
573-422-3639 (home)
573-301-1326 (cell)
hendersonat@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Stefanie Feeler, Treasurer
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

County extension council members

Tasha Busch
573-699-4085 (home)
573-864-2726 (cell)
buschcattleco2001@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Drew Busch
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Lara Deckard
573-759-3891 (home)
573-512-0882 (cell)
wehb4b@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Matt Deckard
wehb4b@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Glenn Dressendofer
Farm Bureau
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Barbara Huse
City/Town Representative
573-859-3127 (home)
bhuse@centurytel.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Travis Otto
MFA
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Ray Schwartze
County Commissioner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Justin Smith
573-859-3400 (home)
573-291-9459 (cell)
cmec.justin@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Jeana walters
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 062

Senate

District 06