Northwest Missouri Regional Director's Office

Regional extension council

Regional extension councils are comprised of representatives from each county extension council within the region. Each county council selects its representatives. Through the regional extension councils, members of county councils have a forum for cooperation that helps them provide effective educational programs. Regional extension councils use the following strategies to achieve their goals:

  • Discussion of and exchange of information on regional issues
  • Recommendations on topics and issues related to regional and county concerns
  • Assistance in the training of county extension councils
  • Promotion of and support for multicounty planning and programming
  • Fostering of the partnership of University of Missouri Extension, State Council and the County Councils
  • Support for the policies and procedures jointly adopted by University of Missouri Extension and State Council

Extension council members

John Murphy
Term Ends 2015
816-449-5759 (H)
816-649-5365 (C)
Vice Chairman
Jayla Smith
Term Ends 2016
660 425-1421 (C)
Beverly Schenkel
Term Ends 2016
660-582-4209 (H)
660-254-2505 (C)
Other members
Jeff Bergman
Term Ends 2016
660-641-2405 (C)
Robert Chrisman
Term Ends 2016
660-542-3661 or 660-484-3505 (H)
660-322-0488 (C)
Jerry Cook
Term Ends 2015
816-284-2535 (C)
Jack Critchfield
Term Ends 2015
Belinda Flick
Term Ends 2016
660-731-5278 (H)
660-752-6128 (C)
Sarah Hagler
Term Ends 2016
Dan Hausman
Term Ends 2015
816-279-1730 (H)
816-244-5678 (C)
Jim Holcomb, County Commissioner
Term Ends 2016
Sarah Lowrey
Term Ends 2015
660-425-2790 (C)
Kim Martin
Term Ends 2015
660-240-5004 (H)
660-973-6286 (C)
John Mc Collough
Term Ends 2015
Kendell Misemer
Term Ends 2015
Ernie Nold II
Term Ends 2016
816-262-0621 (C)
LeAnne Orton
Term Ends 2015
Sheila Oyler
Term Ends 2015
Sallie Jo Potter
Term Ends 2016
816-428-3962 (H)
816-390-7582 (C)
Ron Russell
Term Ends 2016
Beth Schlesselman
Term Ends 2016
660-641-2575 (C)
Marsha Shew
Term Ends 2015
660-748-3686 (H)
Cindi Sims
Term Ends 2016
Lynsie Steele
Term Ends 2015
James Teegarden
Term Ends 2015
Julie Tracy
Term Ends 2016
660-564-2221(w) (H)
Tim Turnbull
Term Ends 2016
660-623-9064 (C)
Nancy Wales
Term Ends 2015
Jim Yount
Term Ends 2015
816-232-6141 (H)
816-262-1829 (C)
Regina Zapien Thompson
Term Ends 2015
816-740-3759 (H)
Northwest Region Regional Office
706 S. Woodbine Rd., Suite A
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: 816-279-6064
Fax: 816-279-0096
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