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 Maries County Extension Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Call for locations. In alternating months, council officers conduct business via email.

County extension council officers

Sue Gillispie, Chair
573-744-5882 (home)
573-694-0931 (cell)
arbajudge409@yahoo.com
Term ends February 2019

Vic Stratman, Vice Chair
573-690-9917 (cell)
Term ends February 2018

Austin Henderson, Secretary
573-422-3639 (home)
573-301-1326 (cell)
hendersonat@yahoo.com
Term ends February 2019

Larry Gillispie, Treasurer
Master Gardener
573-744-5882 (home)
573-694-0932 (cell)
arbajudge409@yahoo.com
Term ends February 2018

County extension council members

Tasha Busch
573-699-4085 (home)
573-864-2726 (cell)
buschcattleco2001@gmail.com
Term ends February 2019

Michelle Butler
d_m_butler@hotmail.com
Term ends February 2019

Matt Deckard
wehb4b@hotmail.com
Term ends February 2019

Glenn Dressendofer
Farm Bureau
Term ends February 2019

Stefanie Feeler
Term ends February 2019

Barbara Huse
City Representative
573-859-3127 (home)
bhuse@centurytel.net
Term ends February 2019

Carrie Kinsey
tkinsey@centurytel.net
Term ends February 2018

Travis Otto
MFA
Term ends February 2019

Ray Schwartze
County Commissioner
Term ends February 2019

Erica Smith
573-859-3400 (home)
573-308-7636 (cell)
cmec.erica@gmail.com
Term ends February 2018

Justin Smith
573-859-3400 (home)
573-291-9459 (cell)
cmec.justin@gmail.com
Term ends February 2019

Jeana walters
Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 062

Senate

District 06