Friday, October 17, 2014

Consider Serving on Greene County Extension Council

The Greene County Extension Council is accepting nominations for the 2015 public election of County Extension Council. Names of nominees and completed forms are needed prior to Nov. 14. Individuals can self-nominate themselves for consideration by the extension council at the November meeting. There is a great need for council members representing participants in Greene County Extension’s programs like Master Gardeners, 4-H and the family nutrition education program.

A brochure explaining the roles of an Extension council can be found online at The nomination form for the Greene County Extension Center is available at

Serving on a county extension council can be fun. It is also a great way to represent your community, serve your county, and help create educational opportunities for your neighbors.

Every county in Missouri has an Extension Council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county. Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they represent.

Missouri statutes create County Extension Councils to work with MU Extension specialists. Council members assist in planning and carrying out MU Extension programs, providing local Extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.

Most counties in southwest Missouri hold council elections the third week of January. Each council election is held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).


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