2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ruff
VT-Ext. - SmartFarm Innovation Network Initiative

Item 236 #2s

Item 236 #2s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station FY2021 $3,005,000 FY2022 $3,005,000 GF
FY2021 20.00 FY2022 20.00 FTE

Page 231, line 42, strike "$93,864,832" and insert "$96,869,832".
Page 231, line 42, strike "$93,864,832" and insert "$96,869,832".


(This amendment provides $3.0 million GF each year and 20 positions -- 15 agents and 5 specialists -- including to support development of the SmartFarm initiative for qualified specialist and agents throughout the Commonwealth, and technological infrastructure enhancement to the agency's facilities. Of the total, $1.82 million represents on-going costs for personnel and IT maintenance contracts, and $1.185 million each year are one-time IT infrastructure enhancement costs.)