University of Missouri Extension Council of Cedar County met on the evening of April 1 at in the Stockton High School Agriculture Building, Stockton, Mo. for the monthly council meeting. Members in attendance were Marlon Collins, Vicki Ford, Anna Haselhuhn, Amy Hedrick, Randy Langsten, Michele Pate, Jim Phillips, Jordan Richner, Joy Rutledge, Maranda Spangler and Jeff Stacy. Also in attendance were University of Missouri Extension staff members Tammy Ikerd, County Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth Development, Patrick Davis, Regional Livestock Field Specialist, and Janet Fox, Nutrition Program Associate and University of Missouri Extension State Council Representative Anita Hampton. This meeting report is adapted from meeting minutes provided by council secretary Maranda Spangler.      

The meeting was called to order by chair Randy Langsten, and then guest speaker Anita Hampton provided council members with training to assist their professional development as an Extension Council Member.

The budget and audit committee discussed a date and time to audit the Extension accounts from the previous year, and the purchase of a new hay probe was tabled until later in the summer.

Vicki Ford was sworn in by Extension Council Chair Randy Langsten to fill a vacancy created by a resignation, and the council was updated on the progress of the 4-H/Extension Barn Quilt project.

The programs committee discussed the Cedar County nominee for the Missouri State Fair Farm Family, and submitted a name which will be taken to the next Farm Bureau meeting for consideration.    

To end the meeting Tammy Ikerd, Patrick Davis and Janet Fox discussed portions of the Cedar County MU Extension Outreach Report for March. The next council meeting will be held on May 6 at the El Dorado Springs High School Agriculture Classroom in El Dorado Springs, Mo. at 7:00 p. m. For more information on the meeting or council, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or by email at