The funds appropriated by the General Assembly as provided in § 23-132.6 shall be used by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and by the Virginia State University for the purpose of conducting cooperative extension services in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in cooperation with the several counties, cities, and other participating bodies therein so far as said funds will permit. “Cooperative extension service” is the function traditionally associated with the term “extension,” which is the joint federal, state, and local program designed to aid transfer of information and research capabilities of land grant universities to citizens. Traditionally, the cooperative extension services focus on agriculture, including horticulture and silviculture, agribusiness, home economics, community resource development, and 4-H Clubs. These funds may be used for defraying all necessary expenses, including the payment of salaries and travel expenses, buying of equipment and supplies, and for other authorized expenses in connection with carrying out the work.
1994, c. 433.