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.
2019 Executive Board Members
Chairman: Brad Vannocker
Vice Chairman: Brody Buzzard
Secretary: Rachel Collett
Treasurer: Ryan Edmundson
Members: Lyman Adams, Marsha Meyer, Tyler Ottensmeier, Patty Putter, Deb Regier
2019 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, Ginger Becker, Patty Putter, Gayla Ratzlaff, Deb Regier, Alex Williams
4-H and Youth Development: Lyman Adams, Tina Kraus, Suzanne Meier, Marsha Meyer, Brad Vannocker
Community Development: Alan Black, Rachel Collett, Ryan Edmundson