Roane, Anderson sharing extension agent

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By Katie Hogin

The University of Tennessee Extension is trying to meet $5.4 million in budget reductions by making restaffing changes.

Sixty positions will be cut statewide, and some employees will have to transfer.

How will these cuts and redistributions affect Roane County’s extension office?

Both Roane and Anderson counties will share one agent between them, said Tim Cross, UT’s dean of extension.

The former staffing plan called for three agents in the past. Cross said that will be reduced to two and a half, with one agent representing the two counties.

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