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 Benton County Extension Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday in February, April, June, September, and November. The public is invited. We recommend calling ahead to confirm time and location.

County extension council officers

Vacant 

County extension council members

Stacey Addleman
stacey.goddard41@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Brenda Arnett
k9cowgirl@outlook.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Brent Beck
beckbrentl@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Ron Dent
rdent@iland.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Thomas Hare
Farm Bureau
tghare@g-mail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Andrew Hovendick
andrewhovendick@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Rodney Johnson
rodneyj0797@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Arthur Keuper
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2021

Jim Kramer
sysjak@live.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Mark Nolte
marktnolte@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Larry Smith
llgbsmith@centurylink.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 125
District 057

Senate

District 28