Extension Council

The local Extension Council is made up of volunteers representing our four counties. Nominees are identified locally and include a diverse group of individuals who respect the Extension organization and who are interested in its programs in their communities. The Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Services reviews the nominations and makes the appointments.

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees, in accordance with state law, authorizes the local council to be actively involved in the operation of Extension. Extension Council serve in an advisory role cooperating with Extension staff in planning, promoting, developing, implementing, evaluating, and financing an Extension program designed to meet the needs, interests, and resources of the local communities served.

Extension Council Members

Henderson County      

  • Danielle Defenbaugh
  • Cassie Kingsford
  • Candance Miller-Fosmore
  • Ross Vancil

Knox County

  • Kimberly Bannon-Sibley
  • Hayden Beard
  • Cuqui Frau
  • Gorette Kupa

McDonough County

  • Shelby Henning
  • Ann Knowles
  • George Mangalaraj
  • Richard Musser

Warren County

  • Kailey Foster
  • Mike McGinty
  • Gina Sanberg
  • Sabrina Wilson
Extension Council Meetings

Extension Council meetings are held four times a year at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau in Monmouth, Illinois. The meetings for 2023-2024 are as follows:

August 28, 2023

November 27, 2023

January 29, 2024

March 25, 2024 

May 20, 2024

Agenda and Minutes


May Agenda                       May Minutes
January Agenda                January Minutes


November Agenda          November Minutes
August Agenda                 August Minutes
May Agenda                      May Minutes
March Agenda                  March Minutes
January Agenda               January Minutes


November Agenda          November Minutes
September Agenda         September Minutes
January Agenda               January Minutes