Nominations are being accepted for the January 2013 election to the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Council, according to Council Chair Cinda Bauer.

The Taney County University of Missouri Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri.  County extension councils are the governing body for local educational opportunities provided by the University of Missouri Extension.  Council members – both publicly elected and appointed citizens – work with extension faculty in making decisions concerning extension programs, personnel, council elections and the local extension office budget.

“The Taney County Extension Council is seeking a diverse group of people who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” says Cinda Bauer.  “Serving on the extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live.”

Each year every county in Missouri has an extension council election.  Extension council members are elected to serve a two-year term to represent the diverse educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Taney County.  The Taney County extension council meets on the first Tuesday of each month.  Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent.  Newly elected members take office in March 2013.

Nominations for the Taney County extension council candidates must be made by December 1, 2012.  Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Taney County extension center, 417-546-4431.

The 2013 council election voting will be on-line again.  All eligible Taney County voters will be able to go to the Taney County Extension web site and cast their ballots.  For those wanting to use a paper ballot, one will be sent upon request.

University of Missouri Extension improves people’s lives with educational programs and access to University resources and experts to enhance economic viability; build strong individuals, families and communities; and create and sustain healthy environments.  In Taney County, extension programs address such high-priority areas as agriculture, nutrition and health, parenting and youth development, family life, consumer education, business and workforce development, community development and continuing education.

Information on the role of county extension councils, and the Missouri state statues governing council elections, are available at:  Additional information about the Taney County University of Missouri Extension can be found on the web at or by calling (417) 546-4431 or visiting the extension center located at 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth, MO.

University of Missouri Extension improves people’s lives with education and research from the four campuses of the University of Missouri System and Lincoln University.  Taney County MU extension is your local link to these unbiased resources.


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