Total Extension Funding – Millions of Dollars (FY09) Source of Funds CAESFACS Federal 13.31 Included in CAES Allocation State 33.861.36 Local 24.600 Gifts, Grants & Contracts 4.396.76 Sales & Services 11.710.145
Numbers of County-Based Faculty (April, 2010) DistrictTotal Faculty State Funded UGA Agents Northeast6154 Northwest8762 Southeast7564 Southwest7867
State Funded Agents by Program Area (April, 2010) 247 State Funded* UGA Agents - 161.5 ANR Agents - 39.5 FACS Agents - 91 4-H Agents *County based faculty not included in this number include: - FVSU Agents - Archway Faculty - County Funded Faculty - Grant Funded Faculty
Vacancies We currently have 75 vacant county agent positions. We anticipate about 10 more retirements by the end of this calendar year.
Effect of Cuts Have Been Minimized By Several Factors: Retired Agents Rehired (Currently 35 on State Funds) Fort Valley Hired 7 New Agents Counties Have Increased Funding in Some Cases Support from School Boards (Not Common in Other States)
Challenges Over The Next Year Many Rehires End June 30, 2010 Counties Feeling Budget Crunch Loss of Experience with Retirements Lack of Training $ Younger Faculty Stepping into Leadership Roles Additional State Budget Cuts???
Question? With only 237 state funded county agents how do we deliver effective county programming in three program areas for 159 counties???
Consider that Extension Provides Both… Services: - soil tests - water tests - radon test kits - peanut hull scrape - test pressure canners - plant & insect ID - copies of publications - online content Programs - 4-H Club Meetings - Production Meetings - Pesticide Education/ Certification - ServSafe Certification - Walk Georgia - Master Gardener