2004 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 943)

Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services

Item 253

Item 253 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Educational and General Programs (10000)$6,178,698$6,378,698
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2003 $2,784,972FY2004 $2,786,822
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2003 $3,393,726FY2004 $3,591,876
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $2,695,475FY2004 $2,895,475
Higher Education OperatingFY2003 $3,483,223FY2004 $3,483,223

A. Out of the amounts for Educational and General Programs, $435,674 the first year and $435,674 the second year from the general fund is designated for support of research and extension activities aimed at the production of hybrid striped bass in Virginia farm ponds. No expenditures will be made from these funds for other purposes without the prior written permission of the Secretary of Education. Also included in this appropriation is $128,486 the first year and $128,486 the second year for general operating support for cooperative extension and agriculture research programs, subject to paragraph D of this Item.

B. The Extension Division Budgets shall include and separately account for local payments. Virginia State University, in conjunction with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, shall report, by fund source, actual expenditures for each program area and total actual expenditures for the Extension Division, annually, by September 1, to the Department of Planning and Budget and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. The report shall include all expenditures from local support funds.

C. Out of this appropriation, $394,000 the first year and $394,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Small-Farmer Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Program to provide outreach and business management education to small farmers.

D. It is the intent of the Governor and the General Assembly that direct general fund support of special purpose research and public service centers and projects in higher education not be continued indefinitely and that institutions of higher education secure nongeneral fund support of such activities. General fund reductions of $56,416 the first year and $56,416 the second year from research and public service activities shown below reflect the expectation that additional private and other nongeneral funds be solicited to augment nongeneral fund support:

Center Name

FY 2003

FY 2004

Hybrid Striped Bass Program



Agriculture Research Programs