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Agriculture Extensions Can Help

Ag extension services offer much more than agriculture research information.
Agriculture Extensions

The USA agriculture extension services are an outreach program of land grant universities. The goal of the extension service is to bring research based information to the ag community.

Ideally, the research information can be applied on production and community operations to help them become more productive, increase their yields, and improve their lives. Extension personnel and services are not only agriculture focused but also focus on family, consumer sciences, youth education, and economic & community development.

You can find extension services through several web resources. The fist is eXtension, an interactive learning environment delivering knowledge from land-grant universities across America.

A second tool is the Cooperative Extension System Offices locator. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.

And finally, learn more about extensions via a conversation with Andy Kleinschmidt, Ohio State University Extension, and from an AgChat online conversation on Ag Extensions and Other Public Ag Programs.

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