2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Obenshain
VT - Ext. - Advance Virginia's Agriculture and Natural Resources Economies

Item 226 #1s

Item 226 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,750,000 GF

Page 244, line 17, strike "$90,506,372" and insert "$94,256,372".


(This amendment provides almost $3.8 million GF in the second year for the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station to facilitate the development of the Smart Agriculture and Natural Resources Innovation Network, a platform that will link interdisciplinary university research with the applied research and development of new technologies in the private sector. This inter-connected network will facilitate collaboration among Virginia's 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, the University's academic and research programs, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and industry partners. Agency 229 needs additional Extension Agents, Extension Specialists, and support staff to disseminate new technologies and techniques to Virginia's agricultural community.)