Ag stations' future discussed (20090122)

Jan 21, 2009 Read more: Asheville Citizen-Times
About 200 farmers and others interested in the future of the state's agricultural research stations gathered last week at the Haywood County Extension Center to hear from the state's agriculture commissioner ... Read more

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#1 Jan 25, 2009
NCDA and the universities are having a turf war over who runs the stations. Pros and cons on both sides. But there is duplication of services having both agencies involved. Of course Troxler wants NCDA to keep them (and rightly protect the jobs involved), and the universities want to run them, for the better efficiency we might have with that kind of setup. So both agencies are scrambling to justify themselves. Meanwhile, the workers worry about their jobs.

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