Extension agent reports to Fiscal Court in short meeting
by Alan Reed
Feb 27, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
County Agricultural Extension Agent David Fourqurean reported on the status of his organization to the Trigg County Fiscal Court saying that his office currentyly operates at “half staff.” He made the report during a session of the Court last week.

Fourqurean said his office was down two agents and that he and his staff operate on a “more hectic” schedule, but continues to provide full service.

“You can’t take the word ‘service’ out of our organization,” said Fourqurean. “We are actively identifying needs in the county and offering education and instituting programs to help.”

Fourqurean said that an ongoing initiative at the County Extension Agency exists to aid small businesses. “We’re having Small Business Day with Kentucky State University on March 18. We’ll discuss steps for starting businesses, how to prepare a business plan and how to obtain financing,” he said. “It’s good to attract businesses to Trigg County, but if we don’t retain them, then we have a problem.”

He said that the farm jug recycling program continues to gain momentum in the county. In its first year, Fourqurean said that the program did not collect enough jugs to submit for recycling, but reported 1,100 pounds recycled in the last year. “We have collection points at Crop Production Service, Southern States and the County Recycling Center. It keeps the environment and groundwater clean and allows farmers to use pesticides and herbicides to ensure higher yields and eliminate weeds.”

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