Leader's Honor Roll

2018 Extension Leader Honor Roll

Each year, the Nodaway County Extension staff is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll. This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Ralph Johnson and Chris Wallace.

Ralph Johnson, a retired member of the Navy and Air National Guard at Rosecrans teaching small arms, took his knowledge of firearms and teaching them to assist the Nodaway County Shooting Sports Program.  In 1992, Ralph attended the training to be a certified trainer, since then, He along with the other certified leaders host the annual Shooting Sports Clinic in which they teach the youth of the region proper handling of firearms and range etiquette.  Ralph is also the .22 range leader at the annual Nodaway County Shoot at Miller’s Range in Ravenwood.  Ralph is very strict on proper safety and is very proud of the fact that in his time of working with thousands of youth that there has never been any type of incident at the range. We would like to thank Ralph for his 26 years of service and leadership to the Nodaway County Shootings Sports Program and look forward to year 27 and many more on the range.

Christopher Wallace served on the Nodaway County MU Extension Council as the City of Maryville appointee from 2014-2018.  During his term, he served as the county representative to the Northwest Region Extension Council.  Then he was appointed by the regional council to represent northwest Missouri on the State Extension Council.  During this time, Christopher has advocated for MU Extension in the county, region, and State.  He serves in his roles in the maximum capacity and is always looking for ways to connect MU to the local community.  He works hard to make sure the views and needs of the area are well represented at the state level and works hard to ensure everyone is heard.  We truly appreciate all of his efforts to promote and support MU Extension.  We look forward to continue working with him!
 

2017 University of Missouri Leader Honor Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year, the Nodaway County Extension staff is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll. This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Willis Spire and Kenny Wilmes.

Willis Spire and his family have been longtime supporters of MU Extension and the 4-H program in Nodaway County. He and his family were active in the Northeast Blue Jays 4-H Club in Ravenwood and Parnell. Along with being an active club leader, Willis is known for his dedication to the countywide 4-H Shooting Sports Program. For 20 years, he has served as a certified 4-H Shooting Sports project leader and has served as the shotgun project leader. He is a positive role model for youth, an example for other adult volunteers, and is a true supporter of the University of Missouri’s overall mission.

Kenny Wilmes, was instrumental in developing the Nodaway County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale Committee. He encouraged Nodaway County FFA instructors to participate in the annual 4-H/FFA County livestock show planning process alongside the Nodaway County 4-H Leaders. He served for many years as the show’s Beef superintendent and as the Chairperson of the Sale. Kenny retired from teaching Ag at West Nodaway High School, but continues to be a supporter of the  4-H and FFA program and University of Missouri Extension.

 

2016 University of Missouri Leader Honor Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year, the Nodaway County Extension staff is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll.  This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Rob Sobota and Bryan and Brenda Beason.

 

2015 University of Missouri Leader's Honor Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Northwest Missouri State University Police are key players in our local community as well as campus community.  They are committed to building key relationships with stakeholders and members of their team which has allowed them to focus on important issues impacting the community.  The campus police department along with the Office of International Affairs has joined forces with University of Missouri Extension to partner in providing a variety of relevant topics for international students through the Rent Smart program.

 

Walter Redden has served on the Nodaway County Extension Council since 2012. While serving on the Extension Council he has been an energetic and eager part of the team. We appreciate how hard Walter works to help promote MU Extension within Nodaway County and throughout the region.

 

2014 University of Missouri Leader's Honor Roll

Each year, the Nodaway County Extension staff is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll.  This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Joseph Frueh and Mike Luke.Each year, the Nodaway County Extension staff is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll.  This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Joseph Frueh and Mike Luke.

Joe Frueh is from Pickering and graduated from North Nodaway in 2011.  The council was looking for some young county residents to serve on the council.  Joseph was identified and won his election.  He served on the Nodaway County Extension Council from 2012 to 2014.  While he was on the council he served as the Nodaway Regional Council representative.  At his first regional meeting he was elected Northwest Regional Extension Council Vice-President.   It was an honor for the county to be represented by such an energetic leader who wasn’t afraid to take a leadership role in his first meeting.  Joe was also recognized as a Young Adult Leader on the Nodaway County Council.  Joe is a senior at Northwest, majoring in Agriculture Education.  He will be student teaching at Savannah High School in January and will graduate in May.  We hope he will continue supporting extension as he begins his career in Ag Education.

 Mike Luke has been involved with MU Extension and Nodaway County 4-H for many years.  He and his family are active in the Busy Bee 4-H Club and have provided leadership for the overall county 4-H program.  Mike has served as a club leader and project leader.  One of his biggest roles was serving as the county 4-H council Treasurer for seven years.  While serving as Treasurer he provided support for the 4-H/FFA livestock Committee, building committee, shooting sports program, and was instrumental in receiving United Way allocations.  One of Mike’s most recent projects, partnering with United Way special allocations, was purchasing and installing the “Nodaway County 4-H Welcomes You” sign, displayed on Highway 71.  Mike recently retired his duties as Club Leader and 4-H council treasurer, but has promised to continue his involvement with 4-H and Extension.

Joe and Mike, we appreciate your support that you provide MU Extension in Nodaway County.  Please join me in congratulating them as the 2014 recipients of University of Missouri Extension Leaders Honor Roll.