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Taney County On-Line Election

Starting January 7, 2017, Taney county residents will have the opportunity to vote for seven new University of Missouri Extension Council members. Any Taney county resident 18 years or older can vote on-line by logging into our web site at and clicking on the "2017 Council Election" link at the left hand side of the page from Saturday, January 7 through Friday, January 13, 2017. Voters will be asked to select an Eastern or Western district ballot based on their past voting in county commission districts (map attached).  Once there, you will be asked to vote for four candidates for the eastern district and three from the west.  Short bios on the candidates are also available on line also.  Residents without internet access or those who would prefer a paper ballot can request one by calling the office at 417-546-4431 or stopping by the office at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth between January 7-13, 2017.

Eastern District Candidates: Sandra Hoff - Protem, Austin Moore - Kirbyville, Roger Pock - Branson, Chris Robertson - Forsyth (Eastern District bios)

Western District Candidate:  Alan Banta - Branson, Jim Lawson - Branson, Kristopher Peters - Branson (Western District bios)

The Taney County Extension council functions much like a school board,  Members provide budget oversight, assist in developing programming, review policies and evaluate the professional staff, among other duties.  The newly elected council members will assume their duties on March 1, 2017.


Employee Training Programs

If your business regularly offers programs for employees, as part of ongoing professional development or as an employee incentive plan, these local University of Missouri Extension specialists can offer affordable research-based educational programming as part of our Missouri Training Institute (MTI) program.  For more information or to schedule classes contact Nellie Lamers at 417-546-4431 or lamersn@missouri.eduRead more Video Program Brochure (PDF)


Key Facts About myRA

Many people want to save, but haven't found an easy way to get started.  According to a 2015 Federal Reserve Report, 31 percent of non-retired people said they have not retirement savings or pension whatsoever.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury developed myRA to make it easy for people to start saving for the future.  Visit or the attached myRA fact sheet for information on who is eligible, how it works, how to start saving.

Do you need an answer?

The faculty and staff of the Taney county extension center are available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics.  If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-546-4431 or send an email to