1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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VPI Ext. Plan to Serve

Item 188 #1c

Item 188 #1c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agriculture Experiment Station FY1999 $760,000 FY2000 $1,600,000 GF
FY1999 14.00 FY2000 27.00 FTE

Page 140, line 5, strike "$68,802,542" and insert "$69,562,542".
Page 140, line 5, strike "$71,033,599" and insert "$72,633,599".
Page 141, after line 5, insert:
"E.  Of the additional positions provided for fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000, at least two-thirds each year shall be assigned to service areas throughout the Commonwealth and not to central functions in Blacksburg.".

(This amendment provides funds and positions to allow Virginia Tech to implement "The Plan to Serve Virginia Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resources". The plan was the result of a strategic planning initiative to determine the resources needed to fulfill the mission of the Cooperative Extension/Agriculture Experiment Station Division. The funding will support faculty, extension agents, staff and operations to provide research and extension programs to support Virginia agriculture and forest industries.)