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The second and final public hearing on the proposed Jackson County 4-H, Master Gardener and Agricultural Extension Service District concluded Wednesday, January 29 with another Courthouse auditorium full of supporters gaining the Board’s final approval to place a permanent funding district on the May 20, 2014 ballot. Public testimony ranged in ages from 10 years old up to folks in their 70’s. If you’re just beginning to learn about the proposed Service District, the stories of those who have benefited from Extension services is a great place to start. It gives an interested party first hand accounts of the positive impact the wide range of services have provided for citizens. We’ve created a file for you to check out those comments from Wednesday, January 29. Just click here.
At a cost of just under $8.00 a year for the median property owner, the District would generate over $830,000 annually to support staff and the myriad of activities, classes, and events these organizations make available to the public.