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 Polk County Extension Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December at the extension center. Council officers meet during alternate months.

County extension council officers

Shirley Cook, Chair
Term ends February 2018

Katie Williams, Vice Chair
Term ends February 2018

LaNelda Presley, Secretary
Term ends February 2018

Patty Jones, Treasurer
Term ends February 2019

Darin Chappell, Treasurer
Term ends February 2019

County extension council members

Rex Austin
Term ends February 2019

Jeannie Brown
Term ends February 2019

Katy Crain
Term ends February 2018

Erin DeHart
Term ends February 2019

Bill Dryer
Farm Bureau
Term ends February 2018

Bob Ham
Term ends February 2018

Rachel Lightfoot
Term ends February 2019

Marcy McDaniel
MFA
Term ends February 2018

Cathy McNatt
Term ends February 2019

Summer Orbin
Term ends February 2019

Ted Rovenstine
Term ends February 2018

Diana Sievers
417-777-1910 (home)
dlsievers3@gmail.com
Term ends February 2018

Karen Stillings
Term ends February 2019

Whitney Watson
Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 128
District 121

Senate

District 28