Bates County Board Members

Board Members County: 
Michael Rapp
Years Served: 
Elected in 2005
Vice Chair
David Yarick
Years Served: 
Elected in 2022
Secretary, University of Missouri Extension
Ramon Arancibia
Years Served: 
Appointed in 2019
Tyler Reinke
Years Served: 
Elected in 2022
David Thurman
Years Served: 
Elected in 2022
Additional Information: 

From time to time, we may have to reschedule due to current farming activities, scheduling conflicts, etc. Contact the SWCD office at 660-679-6124 to verify date and time.

USDA Building in Butler, Mo.
Date and Time: 
First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
Board Election Information: 

Areas 1 & 3

Nomination Period 11/1-30/23


The qualifications required to be a supervisor are:

Being a land representative from the district (10 CSR 70-4.010 (1) (I)). A land representative is defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided, however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water district is located.
1. Residing in, or owning a farm in, the area from which he/she is nominated where there is an expiring term.
2. Being a cooperator of the district, defined as, "a person who is actively engaged in farming and practices conservation activities related to agriculture".
3. Being a current resident and tax-paying citizen of the county for at least two years preceding the election date.
4. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the election date.