County Extension Council
The local Extension program is guided by the Extension Council comprised of Program Development Committees (PDC) for the four program areas: Agriculture/Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community Development. The members of these committees are elected according to the Kansas Extension Council law.
The Extension Council represents the citizens of Leavenworth County, Kansas. They are the “voice” of the community, giving the agents feedback and guidance on local programs. The Council is made up of business people, community leaders, farmers, home makers, teachers, and others who have an interest in Extension.
If you would be interested in serving on the Extension Council, please contact an Extension staff member or any of the current Council members for more information. You will need to complete the Consent to Nominate form and return it to the Extension Office. Leavenworth County conducts the Extension Council election at the time of the Leavenworth County Fair.
Leavenworth County Extension Council members are:
Agriculture/Natural Resources: Steve Buffo, Jeff Heim, Dirck Hoagland, Rodney Parsons, Jacob Thomas, Cale Wiehe
Family & Consumer Sciences: Rhonda Berry, Kelly Crowder, Karen Curto, Kendra Knight, Jo Nell Thomas, Tammara VanTuyl
4-H Youth Development: Linda Coppola, Brian Habjan, Katy Langford, Angie Mueller, Austin Reynolds, Stephanie Shupe
Community Development: Jonathan Boone, Tim Goetz, Joy Kromer, Carol Page, Carrie Ritchey, Rebecca Savidge
The Extension Council Executive Board provides oversight to the total Extension program. The 9 member board is elected from the 24 member Extension Council.
2017 Extension Council Executive Board:
Rebecca Savidge, chairman
Stephanie Shupe, vice-chairman
Jo Nell Thomas, secretary
Cale Wiehe, treasurer
Board Members: Karen Curto, Tim Goetz. Kendra Knight, Jacob Thomas, Tammara VanTuyl