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.

Ripley County Extension Council meeting dates are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. for the April - October months (daylight saving time) and change it to 6 pm. in the November - March months in the Ripley County Courthouse in the Jury Room. The public is invited. We recommend calling ahead to confirm time and location.

County extension council officers

Tom Chaligoj, Chair
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Warren Bland, Vice Chair
573-996-6060 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Sue Beal, Secretary
255-3248 (home)
swbeal@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Michael Thornton, Treasurer
Soil and Water District
573-707-3494 (cell)
michael.thornton@swcd.mo.gov
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

County extension council members

Larry Casteel
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Mary Fielder
Economic and Community Development
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Michael Melson
573-857-3151 (home)
573-660-2959 (cell)
michaelmelson@pb.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Danielle Mischka
573-660-0413 (cell)
Danielle@peoplescommunitybank.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Edwin Mobley
573-660-0988 (cell)
ejmobley@windstream.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Grady Robinett Sr
573-996-2983 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Curtis Robinson
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2018

Steve Smith
Farm Bureau
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2018

Andy Towell
County Commissioner
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Donnie Young
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 153

Senate

District 33