Contact us


  • Dennis Gagnon, director, , 573-882-3875
    Dennis provides administrative leadership and management for the Communications and Marketing Group.
  • Karen Dickey, administrative assistant,, 573-882-3967
    Karen manages the accounting for the Cooperative Media Group and handles communication and personnel issues for the department


  • Duane Dailey, professor emeritus of extension education,, 573-882-9181.
  • Curt Wohleber, senior information specialist,, 573-882-5409.
    Curt writes, edits and distributes news releases for MU Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
  • Deborah Johnson, senior information specialist,, 573-882-9183.
    Debbie focuses news releases for MU Extension in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
  • Linda Geist, senior information specialist,, 573-882-9185. 
    Linda covers production agriculture, row crops and horticulture, 4-H and 4-H Foundation, and community development.
  • Jason Vance, senior information specialist,, 573-882-9731. 
    Jason covers ag engineering, ag economics, food safety, grape and wine production, restaurant management, farm safety, and pork production. 
  • Phil Leslie, senior information specialist,, 573-884-8696.
    Phil edits the MU Extension Insider newsletter, covers continuing education and business development programs.


  • Deborah Johnson, producer/director radio,, 573-882-9183
    Debbie is a news director, audio producer and editor, and writer for the University of Missouri Radio News Service.


  • Michael Hicks, film and television producer,, 573-882-4315
    Michael has been creating award winning videos for industrial and educational institutions since 1983. His philosophy of "visual enhancement" is evident in the refinements and clarity he brings to every project as a photographer and/or editor. "My goal is after all the editing is done, the viewer will forget they are watching a synthetic image representing the story and just enjoy the moment as if real," he said.
  • Kent Faddis, film and television producer,, 573-882-5361
    Kent produces video news stories highlighting research and consumer issues and serves as a media liaison.
  • Robert B. Mize, film and television producer,, 573-882-6437
    Rob's career as a writer, producer and editor has included positions in broadcast television, an international corporation, his own production company and now, the University of Missouri. The majority of his work focuses on producing educational and training presentations.