Friday, August 20, 2010


PALS MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 23, 2010 @ 6:30 PM in the County Extension Office Meeting Room. Please note the PALS Meeting Calendar under the important links section on the upper right side of this blog for future meetings and loose agendas.

As you may or may not know, in response to a mandate from the State Congress, all State Agencies have had to tighten their belts for the remainder of this biennium and reduce there budgets by 5%. Extension did not escape this cut and 4-H has taken the heaviest hit, resulting in the loss of six (6) 4-H agents within our 4-H District alone. Thankfully, Cherokee County was not effected by this initial mandatory reduction in force (RIF) but more cuts are promised within the next year and we must all be ready as it is a sure bet that our county experience cuts in the next go-round. Several issue need to be addressed regarding this possibility to ensure the smooth operation of the county 4-H program in the future.

Please bring with you any ideas or issues that you wish brought to light in regards to future or current projects of programs.