DELTA FARM PRESS: Extension's role adapts

Although it was birthed when America was an agrarian society and given the mission of providing information to farmers to enable them to boost crop and livestock production, almost 100 years later the Cooperative Extension Service has evolved into a multi-faceted organization with a broad range of services, says Gary Jackson.

“Extension has been a partner in the astounding increases achieved in agricultural production, and we’re proud of that legacy,” the new director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service said at the annual Delta Ag Expo at Cleveland recently.

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