Counties continue to be an important part of the Minnesota regional/county model, even though the relationship between Extension and counties has changed in fundamental ways. Chapter 6 outlines the benefits and costs to counties of the new model. Further, it provides data that shows employment in the field is probably higher than it would have been under the old system.
Comments or Questions: What questions about the benefits and costs to counties in the Minnesota model are not answered in this chapter? How do the number of local positions in counties in your state compare to the numbers in Minnesota counties as shown in Tables 6.3 and 6.4?