Do You Know Your County Extension Agents?


Some time ago I read that the Cooperative Extension services in some areas were falling by the wayside.  

As agriculture has declined, a domino effect has caused the Extension services to lose both audience and political support and funding.  

In my mind, this is a great loss for those of us who like to live close to the land and grow our own food.  

Cooperative Extension agents are among the greatest resources available to help us. Along with books, magazines, and websites such as GRIT, Extension offices offer support with both traditional and alternative methods for agriculture and rural living. Much of the information is offered without cost, while a reasonable fee is charged for some publications and courses.

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Cooperative Extensions are unique in that they offer information tailored for their specific regions in addition to general resources. Face-to-face classroom experience and phone consultations are available from many offices. Some are even able to send agents to a home, farm or ranch to assist with assessments or answer questions.

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