The board of trustees of the Ohio state university may employ such employees as it considers appropriate for the conduct of educational programs of the Ohio cooperative extension service and may provide for the payment from the Ohio cooperative extension service fund created by section 3335.35 of the Revised Code of reasonable compensation to such employees and of reasonable expenses incurred by them in the discharge of their duties, including expenses of travel and of maintaining, equipping, and supplying their offices. The employees shall cooperate with the department of agriculture, the Ohio agricultural research and development center, the department of education, and the United States department of agriculture, for the purpose of making available the educational materials of the extension service. Such employees shall represent the university and shall conduct educational activities related to agriculture, natural resources, home economics, family living, and 4-H programs for the citizens of this state through personal instruction, bulletins, practical demonstrations, mass media, and otherwise, subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the board of trustees of the university. Such employees shall have offices provided by the county or other political subdivision in which they serve in which bulletins and other educational materials of value to the people may be consulted and through which the employees may be reached. The board of trustees of the Ohio state university may hire or use employees of the Ohio cooperative extension service to carry out the functions and duties of a director of economic development under division (B) of section 307.07 of the Revised Code pursuant to any agreement with a county under division (A)(2) of section 307.07 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-30-1989