University of Missouri Extension Council of Cedar County met Monday, June 3, at the Stockton High School agriculture building. Members in attendance were Scott Casey, Marlon Collins, Amy French, Anna Haselhuhn, Kelly Hendricks, Randy Langsten, Michele Pate, Jim Phillips, Jordan Richner, Joy Rutledge, Maranda Spangler, Jeff Stacy, Rachel Stauffer and 4-H Cedar County Council representative Logan Wells. Also in attendance were University of Missouri Extension staff members Tammy Ikerd, county engagement specialist in 4-H youth development; Patrick Davis, regional livestock specialist; Janet Fox, nutrition program associate and Mikayla Fox, 4-H youth program associate. This meeting report is adapted from meeting minutes provided by council secretary.      

The meeting was called to order by Randy Langsten, roll call was taken and minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The treasurer report was provided and was approved by the council.

Programming possibilities provided by regional human development specialist Kyleigh Sullivan were discussed, with Grandparents as Caregivers being chosen as the first type of this programming being offered in the county. Ikerd will contact Sullivan and discuss dates, locations and structure of the classes. The second barn quilt workshop will be held in El Dorado Springs at the Liston Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Facebook posts of the previous workshop resulted in over 2,300 individuals viewing the post.

The council voted to have Ikerd seek estimates for flooring for the two office areas which have not been carpeted.    

In new business, the council reviewed the Cedar County Extension bylaws as they pertain to the composition of council. It was decided to have Ikerd advertise the city of El Dorado Springs position on the county Extension website with the purpose of finding an individual who would willingly fill the position and attend meetings. The newly voted 4-H position (non-voting) will have an alternate so the 4-H Cedar County Youth Council will have representation in the event the elected representative cannot attend the meeting.

To end the meeting, Ikerd, J. Fox, M. Fox and Davis discussed portions of the Cedar County MU Extension outreach report for May.  

The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the El Dorado Springs High School agriculture classroom. For more information on the meeting or council, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 276-3313 or by e-mail at cedarco@missouri.edu.

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