In many Land-Grant institutions, the question of the efficacy of split appointments (Teaching, Research, and Extension) gives rise to heated debate. Oftentimes, it is stated that County Agents prefer that Extension Specialists remain 100 percent Extension and specifically avoid the classroom - presumably because classroom teaching reduces the flexibility of the specialist in responding to the needs of traditional Extension clientele (individual farmers and farm groups).



research, extension, land-grant institutions, county agents

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