- Author: Sarah A Spitz
I just received this USDA blog post via email. As a Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver certified by LA County, I find myself having to explain that yes, we are administered by UC ANR but that the USDA is the umbrella under which all states' county extension agents operate, and under whose guidance our Food Safety Advisor recommendations are made, when we go out and teach methods of food preservation in the community.
I found this post to be a helpful primer on what your County Extension Agent does and why so I wanted to share it with all of you.
I hope you'll find it helpful and informative.
Here's the opening paragraph: read the complete story at the link...
As USDA celebrates 150 years of serving American agriculture and rural communities, it is important to remember the enormous contribution of the Cooperative Extension Service, a three-way partnership between USDA and our state and county partners that forms a nationwide network of expertise. These experts work with Americans on issues that relate to a wide range of topics including: agriculture, natural resource management, nutrition, youth development, community empowerment, household and family budgeting, and disaster assistance, among others.