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Missouri Agricultural Extension Professionals logo.MAEP along with NACAA strive to advance the professional status of extension agents and specialists with agriculture-related extension appointments. Encourage, promote, and provide professional improvement for all members. Provide for the exchange of ideas, methods, and techniques. Represent professional interests of members in matters of public policy and affairs. Promote public confidence, esteem, and respect for Cooperative Extension. Recognize professional excellence in Cooperative Extension nationwide.

State Officers 2020–21

  • Past President — David Hoffman, Livestock Field Specialist, Cass County
  • President — Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Field Specialist, Greene County
  • Vice-President — Jennifer Schutter, Horticulture Field Specialist, Adair County
  • Secretary — Travis Harper, Agronomy Specialist, Henry County
  • Treasurer —

State Committee Chairpersons 2020-21

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    Professional Improvement Committees

    Natural Resources/Aquaculture — Sarah Havens

    Agronomy and Pest Management — Terry Halleran

    Agricultural Economics and Community Development — Katie Neuner

    Animal Science — Amie Schleicher

    Sustainable Agriculture — Robert Balek

    Horticulture and Turfgrass — Debi Kelly

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    Extension Development Committees

    Public Relations and Agriculture Issues — Wayne Flanary

    Early Career Development — Reagan Bluel

    Administrative Skills Development —

    Teaching and Educational Technologies — Kent Shannon

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    Program Recognition Committees

    Communications — Darla Campbell

    Search for Excellence — Jennifer Schutter

    4-H and youth — Ted Probert

    Professional Excellence —

    Public Relations — Karisha Devlin

    Recognition and Awards — Patrick Davis

    Scholarship — Travis Harper

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    Regional Representatives

    Two-year terms beginning after the annual meeting; i.e., 17–19 means from after the 2017 annual meeting and until the 2019 annual meeting.

    Lincoln University — open

    East Central — Charles Ellis (20-22)

    Northeast —

    Northwest — Katie Neuner (19-21)

    Urban — Tamra Reall (20-22)

    Southeast — Donna Aufdenberg (20-22)

    Southwest — Tim Schnakenberg (19-21)

    West Central — Travis Harper (19-21)

    University of Missouri Campus — Marcia Shannon (19-21)

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    Special Committees

    Life Members — Melvin Brees

    MAEP History — Todd Lorenz

    Sponsorship — Tim Schnakenberg (Chair) and Karisha Devlin

    Ag Leadership Award — Patrick Davis (Chair) (composed of the chair plus the MAEP President, President Elect and Secretary)

    Nomination Committee — Joni Harper, Patrick Byers and Kate Kammler (composed of the three latest Past Presidents)

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    NACAA National Leadership from Missouri

    National Officer

    National Committee Chairs

    National Committee Vice-Chairs — North Central Region

    Professional Improvement

    Professional Recognition Council

    • Scholarship — Travis Harper (2020)
    • Life Members — Melvin Brees


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National Organization

National Association of County Agricultural Agents logo.MAEP is affiliated with the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) professional extension organization. Together, we all make extension and agriculture stronger. Membership is a great way to be connected to your peers and to develop professionally. NACAA is geared toward extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and natural resources, 4-H youth development, community development, administration, aquaculture and Sea Grant, and related disciplines.