A busy spring becomes a busier summer. We will be graduating a new crop of Master Gardener interns to join the ranks of our seasoned group sharing their knowledge in communities across the county. A number of Nutrition and Wellness, Consumer and Small Farms programs are planned. And what would summer be, if not for all the 4-H shows!
Still no state budget for FY16 and July 1 will be time for FY17 to begin! Extension's funding is a combination of local, state and federal funds. Our local funds and the federal funds are remaining stable and make up about half of our total budget…unfortunately the other half has been state funds. Please share with your state legislators the value of Extension and 4-H and ask for their support to fund Extension.
As always, contact me if you have any questions or concerns. See you at the Fair!