Candidates sought for Barry County Extension Council

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2021 public election of Barry County’s University of Missouri Extension Council, according to Council Chairman Marcia Moreland.

Council members are elected or appointed to two-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Nominees must be at least 18 and must reside in Barry County.

Barry County’s council election will be held the third week of January. The election is being held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).

Candidate recommendations may be made by contacting the Barry County Extension Center, 417-847-3161 prior to Dec. 7. Nominees will then be contacted to secure their permission before being placed on the ballot.

Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected (and appointed) members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county. Council candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in Barry County. The Barry County extension council meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Missouri state statutes create county extension councils to work with University of Missouri Extension. The publicly elected (and appointed) council members assist in planning and carrying out extension programs in their county, providing local extension governance and representing the diversity of the county’s changing population.

University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in categories such as agriculture, home economics, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H) and various continuing education courses, seminars and workshops.

A brochure about county elections, as well as information about Barry County University of Missouri Extension, can be found online at the Barry County Extension Facebook page or by calling or visiting the extension center at the old courthouse in Cassville, 700 Main St., Suite No. 4, Cassville, MO, 65625.