In partnership with the University of Minnesota, the Extension Committee assists in formulating programs, establishing budgets, and selecting and evaluating professional staff to improve the quality of life and enhance the economy and the environment through education, applied research, and the resources of the University of Minnesota.
The Extension Committee meets five times per year. Meetings occur at 5:15 PM on Wednesday evenings.
There are seven citizen members of the Extension Committee: one from each Commissioner District and two youth at-large positions. The members serve three-year terms, and are eligible to serve three consecutive terms.
Joy Schmitt - Commissioner District 1 - Current term ends December 31, 2025
Anne Thoresen - Commissioner District 2 - Current term ends December 31, 2024
Joseph Green - Commissioner District 3 - Current term ends December 31, 2024
Ben Burnett - Commissioner District 4 - Current term ends December 31, 2024
Mandy Urness - Commissioner District 5 - Current term ends December 31, 2023
Sean Wirtz - Youth-at-Large - Current term ends December 31, 2023
VACANCY - Youth-at-Large - When filled current term ends December 31, 2024