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 Taney County Extension Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Community Presbyterian Church across from the Judicial center in Forsyth.

County extension council officers

Kristopher Peters, Chair
417-622-8968 (cell)
truckinbuds@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Jim Lawson, Vice Chair
501-837-4938 (cell)
jimlawsonj@aol.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Luanna LaVielle-Fullerton, Secretary
417-230-9565 (cell)
luanna65@hotmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Waunetta Howard, Treasurer
417-337-3296 (cell)
wh9881@gmail.com
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

County extension council members

Chip Arnette
arnettec@branson.k12.mo.us
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Alan Banta
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Susan Bearden
417-334-3737 (home)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Mercedes Botica
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2020

Hunter Chambers
Youth Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Sandra Hoff
417-230-7636 (cell)
sixbitsfarm@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Alex Kirk
Youth Representative
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Mark McSpadden
mcspadden.mark@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Austin Moore
417-559-2139 (cell)
mooreconstructionnow@gmail.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Roger Pock
417-334-1287 (home)
417-294-2364 (cell)
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Marcus Ramsey
City/Town Representative
4springs@centurytel.net
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Chris Robertson
crobertsonforsyth@yahoo.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2019

Hammons Schanda
417-546-2891 (home)
417-545-1272 (cell)
hnschanda@centurytel.net
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Melanie Smith
Farm Bureau
417-546-0054 (cell)
MelanieS@co.taney.mo.us
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Denver West
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

John Whitley
417-546-2910 (home)
417-251-2898 (cell)
jwhit49@outlook.com
Elected member                                 Term ends February 2020

Sheila L Wyatt
County Commissioner
417-339-6619 (cell)
swyatt@co.taney.mo.us
Appointed member                             Term ends February 2019

Missouri elected officials serving this county

House

District 138
District 155
District 156

Senate

District 29