Extension Services

University of Wisconsin professors working for Cooperative Extension Services in Buffalo County summarized their job descriptions and activities at a reorganizational session of a newly appointed agriculture and extension education committee.
Extension agents Carl Duley, Mary Wood, Annie Hobson-Lisowski, Marie Ritscher and administrative secretary Roxane Weisenbeck distributed work reports and explained staffing makeup.

Agent salaries and fringe benefit costs are split between the state and county. The state pays 60 percent, the county 40 percent.

The state fully pays for having Ritscher employed 25 percent time to offer a nutrition education program for low-income families.

Wood is a shared family living agent with Pepin County, which shares expenses with Buffalo County.

The committee's new chairman, Dennis Youngbauer commended the agents for their grant writing skills.

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