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EXTENSION ADMINISTRATIVE HANDBOOK - KANSAS STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

Chapter 1 Section D1. Use of County Agricultural Extension Council Funds for 4-H Fair Premiums


To:    Mr. Richard A. Swallow
         County Attorney
         Oskaloosa, Kansas

We have your letter of July 26, stating that the Board of County Commissioners for Jefferson County, operating under Chapter 8, Laws of 1951, has included in the 1952 budget an item of $1500 for the payment of 4-H Club premiums and fair expenses. It is the view of this office, which is concurred in by the State Board of Agriculture, that Chapter 8, Laws of 1951, grants no authority to the agricultural extension council to use tax money for the purpose of operating a fair and paying 4-H Club premiums.

You will note that Section 1 of Chapter 8 refers to a county agricultural extension council having for its purpose the giving of instruction in agriculture, home economics and 4-H Club work to the people of the county.

Section 9 of Chapter 8, which section is a limitation on the powers of county agricultural extension councils, expressly states that such councils shall have for their sole purpose the giving of instruction and practical demonstrations in agriculture, home economics and 4-H Club work to all persons in the county.

    /S/ Harold R. Fatzer, Attorney General
    July 31, 1951