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June 23, 2004

Albany - They are ready to step in if terrorist attack our food supply and they also are trying to halt obesity among kids.

They are the Dougherty County Extension Agents.

And on Wednesday, over croissants and coffee, the agents told legislators how their vote helps them continue to keep south Georgia safe and healthy. Extension Agent District Director, Tony Roberts, says, "All of our funds come from legislators and, of course, we had a five percent cut this year and we're going to show an effort to show them what we have to offer Dougherty County, that their dollars invested in us, reap big dividends in the future."

When you think of an extension agent you may think of farmland, but agents also teach nutrition, combat environmental issues and address growing poverty problems.

posted at 6:35PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com