2014 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services

Item 231

Item 231

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$11,901,450$11,902,692
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $5,683,170FY2016 $5,684,412
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2015 $5,602,448FY2016 $5,602,448
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $190,000FY2016 $190,000
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2015 $425,832FY2016 $425,832
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2015 $5,540,442FY2016 $5,541,684
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $6,361,008FY2016 $6,361,008

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 11, and § 23-165.11, Title 23, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia.

A. Out this appropriation, $392,107 the first year and $392,107 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.

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. Out of this appropriation, $110,000 and one position the first year and $110,000 and one position the second year from the general fund is provided for an agricultural education specialist to provide support and professional development to agriculture education teachers in middle and high schools.