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

The Taney County Extension Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Community Presbyterian Church across from the Judicial center in Forsyth.

County extension council officers

Angela Leist, Chair
adleist@centurytel.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Donna Lynn Craft, Vice Chair
417-331-0121 (cell)
dlynncraft@aol.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Kristopher Peters, Secretary
417-622-8968 (cell)
truckinbuds@yahoo.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Ryan Sanders, Treasurer
417-263-0947 (cell)
rsanders@bransonbank.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Chip Arnette
arnettec@branson.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Alan Banta
417-599-1689 (cell)
abanta65@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Susan Bearden
417-334-3737 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Bryan Cizek
bcizek@cofo.edu
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Gayla Haney
417-527-6925 (cell)
gaylahaney@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Darin Hodges
417-880-5095 (cell)
dhodges@trilakesmotorscom
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Jeff Holder
417-342-3218 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Barbara Hunt
417-335-3111 (home)
barb2150@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Luanna LaVielle-Fullerton
417-230-9565 (cell)
luanna65@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Marcus Ramsey
417-785-4454 (home)
417-546-7170 (cell)
4springs@centurytel.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Hammons Schanda
417-546-2891 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Mike Scofield
County Commissioner
417-546-7340 (cell)
mikes@co.taney.mo.us
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

Melanie Smith
417-546-0054 (cell)
MelanieS@co.taney.mo.us
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2017

James Strahan
417-527-3941 (cell)
jestrahan@centurylink.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Denver West
870-632-9499 (cell)
Saa45west@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 138
District 155
District 156

Senate

District 29