Boone County Board Members

Board Members County: 
Frank Gordon
Elected Area: 
Years Served: 
Since 2011

Frank Gordon previously worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service-NRCS (and Soil Conservation Service-SCS) as the Boone County District Conservationist and as the Urban Conservationist. He brings much experience to the board understanding both agencies' duties and responsibilities; he is also an active horticulturist raising grapes and elderberries.

Vice Chair
Jim Bullard
Elected Area: 
Years Served: 
Since 2011

Jim Bullard is an active cattle rancher. Jim utilizes a managed intensive grazing system for his cattle and has hosted grassland contests on his farm.

Jeff DeShon
Elected Area: 
Years Served: 
Since 2013

Jeff DeShon raises goats and has cropland where he grows beans, corn, and wheat.  Jeff comes from a family long involved with the Boone County SWCD.

Darin Schnarre
Elected Area: 
Years Served: 
Since 2013

Darin Schnarre is also an active cattle rancher and cropland farmer.  His family has been very involved in the agricultural and political landscape of Boone County.

Secretary (University of Missouri Extension)
Kent Shannon
Years Served: 
Since 2008

Kent Shannon is the University of Missouri Extension Natural Resource Engineer.  Kent has excellent knowledge of Best Management Practices (BMP's) for erosion control and is an educational specialist for outreach.

Boone County Board Members
Additional Information: 

All board members can be contacted through the Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District.  These members are excellent stewards of the land and promote good soil and water conservation measures in their daily farm routines.

The Boone County Board of Supervisors is responsible for administering the cost-share funds for agricultural soil and water conservation practices installed in Boone County averaging $200,000 each year in regular funding. The board also employs and supervises two full-time employees and one part-time employee.

Board members serve a term of four years and are elected by the landowners of Boone County.

USDA Service Center of Columbia.
Date and Time: 
First Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Board Election Information: 

Next Election: April 26, 2017

Area 1 Nominees (Bourbon and Centralia):

Darin Schnarre (incumbent)

William Bergh

Area 3 Nominees (Rocky Fork and Columbia):

Jeff DeShon (incumbent)

Jerry Knigge