Extension Committee


The Rice County Board of Commissioners appoints citizen representatives to serve on the Rice County Extension Advisory Committee. The membership, terms and functions are set by Minn. Stat. Subd. 38.36.


The Rice County Extension Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Rice County Board of Commissioners in developing, maintaining and providing Extension educational programs to the citizens of Rice County.

Membership & Terms

The Extension Advisory Committee must have nine (9) members. Two (2) members must be County Commissioners appointed by the County Board. The County Auditor or the auditor's designee must be a member. If the county has no office of auditor, the County Board shall appoint a member from the county administration. Six (6) members must be appointed at-large by the County Board as provided in this section. The County Board at its annual meeting shall appoint for a term of three years the number of members required to fill the memberships on that committee expiring at that time. Members may only serve three (3) consecutive terms, for a total of nine (9) years.

Current Members

Paul Liebenstein, Chair
Anne Sawyer, Vice-Chair
Tom Sammon
Jeff Schultz
Rodney Smisek
Art Madsen

Commissioners: Jeff Docken & Steve Bauer
Auditor/Treasurer: Fran Windschitl

           Agendas & Minutes

November 16, 2015November 16, 2015
June 17, 2015June 17, 2015
March 18, 2015March 18, 2015