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Extension Council

The Marion County Extension Council is comprised of 24 members that are elected to four Program Development Committees (PDC's): Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Economic Development. These PDC's identify educational needs, develope extension programs, and assist with program evaluations.

Each year, at the annual meeting, nine members of the Extension Council are elected to serve on the Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of a chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and five additional members. At least one member from each Program Development Committee is represented on the board. The Executive Board meets monthly to conduct the business of the Extension Office.

2018 Executive Board Members

Chairman: Brad Vannocker

Vice Chairman: Kim Oborny

Secretary: Melissa Parmley

Treasurer: Michele Berens

Members: Brody Buzzard, Ryan Edmundson, Monica Leihy, Deb Regier, Laura Unrau

2018 Program Development Committee Members

Agriculture and Natural Resources: Steve Bartel, Alan Boese, Brody Buzzard, Josh Dirks, Tyler Ottensmeier, Ryan Peters

Family and Consumer Sciences: Sally Andrews, Leslie Beery, Monica Leihy, Sherie Moody, Gayla Ratzlaff, Deb Regier

4-H and Youth Development: Michele Berens, Tina Kraus, Suzanne Meier, Kim Oborny, Brad Vannocker

Economic Development: Alan Black, Ryan Edmundson, Melissa Parmley, Laura Unrau