East Central Missouri Regional Office

Regional extension council

Regional extension councils are comprised of representatives from each county extension council within the region. Each county council selects its representatives. Through the regional extension councils, members of county councils have a forum for cooperation that helps them provide effective educational programs. Regional extension councils use the following strategies to achieve their goals:

  • Discussion of and exchange of information on regional issues
  • Recommendations on topics and issues related to regional and county concerns
  • Assistance in the training of county extension councils
  • Promotion of and support for multicounty planning and programming
  • Fostering of the partnership of University of Missouri Extension, State Council and the County Councils
  • Support for the policies and procedures jointly adopted by University of Missouri Extension and State 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.

Regional extension council officers

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Bob Buxton, Chair
7999 Highway Hh, Catawissa, MO 63015
(636) 285-5228 (home)
(636) 234-4982 (cell)
rbuxton1943@gmail.com
Franklin County representative
Term ends 2019

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Anita Brace, Secretary
20417 Koelling Rd, Marthasville, MO 63357
636-932-4414 (home)
636-359-0016 (cell)
kbfarm@centurytel.net
Warren County representative
Term ends 2019

Regional extension council members

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Kyle Allen
636-236-2344 (cell)
kyle.allen@channelseedsman.com
Lincoln County representative
Term ends 2019

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Chris Beaugard
1309 Woodlawn Drive, Rolla, MO 65401
573-308-6132 (cell)
cbeaugard@gmail.com
Phelps County representative
Term ends 2019

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Dennis Bening
Cole County representative
Term ends 2018

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Mike Bottom
Extension Community Partner
573-885-2527 (home)
kneedeepfarms@gmail.com
Crawford County representative
Term ends 2019

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E. Michael Collins
collins.emichael@gmail.com
Phelps County representative
Term ends 2018

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Jo-Ellen Ferguson
Pulaski County representative
Term ends 2019

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Larry Gillispie
573-744-5882 (home)
573-694-0932 (cell)
arbajudge409@yahoo.com
Maries County representative
Term ends 2018

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Allison Grzeskowiak
allicat312@hotmail.com
Gasconade County representative
Term ends 2019

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Todd Higgins
Cole County representative
Term ends 2019

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James Howard
St. Francois County representative
Term ends 2019

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Dolores Howard
2169 Old Fredericktown Rd., Farmington, MO 63640
573-747-1010 (home)
573-760-2022 (cell)
tripleh6164@att.net
St. Francois County representative
Term ends 2018

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Chad Peanick
573-437-3261 (home)
573-578-0529 (cell)
Gasconade County representative
Term ends 2018

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Gay Reed
636-528-7580 (home)
636-236-0886 (cell)
gay_r@yahoo.com
Lincoln County representative
Term ends 2019

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Gwendolyn Slone
gwenslone@yahoo.com
Pulaski County representative
Term ends 2019

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Jessica Whittle
573-280-0065 (cell)
sjkewhittle@yahoo.com
Miller County representative
Term ends 2019

Alternate regional extension council members

East Central region Regional Office
1811 Highway 50 East
PO Box 559
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: 573-897-2301
Fax: 573-897-2468
Email: ecrd@missouri.edu
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