Oregon Statutes - Chapter 568 - Soil and Water Conservation; Water Quality Management - Section 568.790 - County funds for personnel and other uses; duties of county extension agent.

(1) In any county where one or more soil and water conservation districts have been established as provided by ORS 568.210 to 568.808 and 568.900 to 568.933, the county court of such county may provide and appropriate funds for the use of such district or districts for the employment of necessary personnel including the employment of one county extension agent or for other expenditures required to carry out the provisions of ORS 568.210 to 568.808 and 568.900 to 568.933.

(2) Such funds may be provided either by special provision in the annual tax levy of such county or by appropriation of funds not otherwise appropriated. Funds for the employment of a county extension agent under subsection (1) of this section shall be paid to the treasurer of Oregon State University through the State Board of Higher Education for expenditure within such county under the supervision of the federal cooperative extension service of the university which may be used for payment of a part of the salary and expenses of one or more county extension agents in accordance with a budget mutually agreed upon between the county court of such county and the federal cooperative extension service of the university.

(3) Each county extension agent so employed may serve as secretary of one or more soil and water conservation districts, by and with the consent of the directors of such districts, and the agentís time and attention, in whole or in part, shall be devoted to carrying out and facilitating the approved work program of such districts as provided in ORS 568.210 to 568.808 and 568.900 to 568.933. [Amended by 1961 c.641 §4; 1983 c.327 §9]

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