About the Committee
The U of M Cook County Extension Committee is set by state statute as to committee membership, meetings, work that is done in the county. A county must have an extension committee consisting of 9 members, 2 must be county commissioners appointed by the county board. The county auditor or county auditor’s designee must also be appointed. Six members will be at-large and appointed for up to two 3-year terms before leaving the board for at least one year.
Plan of Work
An annual plan of work shall be determined by the Extension Committee and consist of educational programs and services in the areas of agriculture, ag finance, economic development, nutrition, youth leadership development including 4-H programs, leadership and environmental and natural resources.
Extension work is coordinated by the Cook County Extension Director.
- The Extension Committee in Cook County meets a minimum of 6 times per year.
- The meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the following months: January, March, May, July, September, November.
Garry Gamble, County Board
Frank Moe, County Board
Braidy Powers, County Auditor
Cook County Extension Service
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