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

Ronnie Melton, Chair
Farm Bureau
417-334-4527 (home)
pmelton@socket.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Waunetta Howard, Vice Chair
417-561-4534 (home)
417-337-3296 (cell)
wh9881@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

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

Ryan Sanders, Treasurer
417-263-0947 (cell)
ryan.sanders@bransonbank.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

County extension council members

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

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

Webb Edwards
webb.edwards@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

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

Angela Leist
adleist@centurytel.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

Carol Martin
417-699-9254 (cell)
carol.martin@coxhealth.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Cassandra Nabena
417-230-8077 (cell)
cnabena9823@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

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

Marcus Ramsey
417-785-4454 (home)
417-546-7170 (cell)
4springs@centurytel.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2016

Jeremy Rasnick
417-337-4218 (home)
Jeremy.L.Rasnick@usace.army.mil
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

April Smith
417-334-2078 (home)
417-598-0665 (cell)
apey1969@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2017

Theresa Socha
417-443-6088 (home)
teajay61@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2016

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

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 138
District 155
District 156

Senate

District 29