MOUNT VERNON — Troy Cooper, director of the Ohio State University Agricultural Extension Agency in Knox County, had his first taste of sitting in the budget crunch seat Monday when he met with the Knox County Commissioners to discuss funding for 2010. Signs are that it will be a bitter pill to swallow.



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2 Responses to “Extension funding cut looms”

  1. John C. Davidson

    In order to raise taxes, our representatives always cut back on those programs that do the most good. It usually works, but most of the money goes into their own salaries.

  2. Paul Higgins

    Having first meet Troy Cooper and the Extension office team several years ago I have come to apprciate the knowledge and commitment they have to Knox County.
    Being an agricultural community it is import that we have and support those who support us. The extension office touches everyone of us in some manner throughout the year from school programs, 4-H, home and family, educational programs food safety, farming, livestock production, farmers markets and are to many somewhat unknown.
    The OSU Extension contributes to our overall well being and is a crucial part of the balance with in the county.