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

Rachel Lightfoot, Chair
rel2358@hotmail.com
Term ends February 2021

Al Skalicky, Vice Chair
Term ends February 2020

LaNelda Presley, Secretary
Term ends February 2021

Jeannie Brown, Treasurer
Term ends February 2021

County extension council members

Rex Austin
County Commissioner
Term ends February 2021

Jeannie Drake
Term ends February 2020

Bill Dryer
Farm Bureau
Term ends February 2020

Jerry Hamby
City/Town Representative
jhamby@bolivar.mo.us
Term ends February 2021

Darrin Inglis
darrin.inglis@hotmail.com
Term ends February 2020

Amanda Jones
Term ends February 2021

Garrett Krtek
Term ends February 2020

Donna Mitchell
srdmitchell@windstream.net
Term ends February 2020

Summer Orbin
Term ends February 2021

Vesta Seiner
bandvseiner@hotmail.com
Term ends February 2020

Doyle Spear
MFA
Term ends February 2020

Beverly Stevens
blstevens7@gmail.com
Term ends February 2020

Karen Stillings
Karen.Stillings@mo.usda.gov
Term ends February 2021

Jackie Truitt
Term ends February 2020

Donald VanBlack
vanblack@yahoo.com
Term ends February 2021

Katie Williams
Term ends February 2021

Lynn Williams
Term ends February 2020

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 128
District 121

Senate

District 28