State extension council

University of Missouri State Extension Council

The University of Missouri State Council promotes the common interest of county councils through:

  • Support for research and extension programs of MU and Lincoln University at all levels of government
  • Dissemination of information on the need for, and advantage of, research and extension

The UM Extension State Council is comprised of individuals who currently serve, or have served, on a county extension council and who are elected by regional extension councils.

The UM Extension State Council meets the second Friday of each month.


Current members of the University of Missouri Extension State Council:

Anita Hampton, Chair
1310 E. 405th Rd., Bolivar, MO  65613
417-327-7844 (cell)
West Central Region

Dolores Howard, Vice Chair of Administration
1435 Schwartz Lane, Farmington, MO 63640
East Central Region

Glenn Coleman, Vice Chair of Extension Relations
20325 S Coleman Rd., Peculiar, MO 64078
West Central Region

Ronda Elfrink, Secretary
HC 1, Box 3B, Leopold, MO 63760
Southeast Region

Carl Allison
3141 S. Ventura, Springfield, MO 65804
Southwest Region

Mike Bottom
PO Box 546, Cuba, MO 65453
East Central Region

Walter Carr
25035 Icarus Rd., Brookfield, MO 64628
Northeast Region

Allen Garner
3808 S. Coachman Ct., Independence, MO 64055
Urban Region (west)

Paul Klossner
7050 3 B Road, Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Urban Region (east)

Walter Martens
502 Cash Spring Rd., Ozark, MO 65721
Southwest Region

Beverly Schenkel
26556 Glacier Rd., Maryville, MO 64468
Northwest Region

Ed Mobley
722 Barton, Doniphan, MO 63935
Southeast Region

Sallie Jo Potter
3697 CR 136, Bolckow, MO 64427
Nothwest Region

H.C. Russell, Chair
4207 W. Ridge Trail Rd., Clark, MO  65243
Northeast Region

Vern Windsor
506 Northpoint  Ave, Liberty, MO 64068
Urban Region

Lynda Zimmerman, UMEA Liaison
2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101
East Central Region

Nathan Smith, 4-H Council Liaison
16 York Lane, Villa Ridge, MO 63089

Council district option

Effective Aug. 28, 2013, county extension councils in Missouri have the option to form single-council or consolidated districts. This change to Missouri’s county extension laws, the first since 1961, was made to enable county extension councils to operate more efficiently and support extension operations and programs in their counties that directly affect the lives of Missouri residents. The district option law allows an extension district to seek funding through a property tax levy.

Legislative Day

The 2015 Legislative Day at the State Capitol was held on Feb. 25. Ed Mobley, UM Extension State Council and recruitment chairman for Legislative Day, says the event "affords us the opportunity to meet one-on-one with those whom we have elected, to let them hear your concerns, share examples of ways we are impacting lives and driving the economy, inform them about what we are doing in the urban areas and educate the elected officials on the programs they might not be familiar with yet."

Updates on the happenings at Legislative Day 2015 are forthcoming. Please check back for more, including information on Legislative Day 2016.


State Council By-Laws, updated January 2013 (PDF)

Tony DeLong
County Council Coordinator
Phone: 573-882-4592