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Byline: Chloe Morrison
Jul. 18--TRENTON, Ga. -- Residents in Walker and Dade counties who need information energy conservation or how to preserve food now have a new point of contact at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Newly hired extension agent Kristen Smith is working to revive the cooperative's family and consumer science position, which has been vacant for about three years, and she is pioneering a new energy conservation program.
The Cooperative Extension was established in 1914 by Congress to act as a liaison between land grant colleges and the public, particularly those who lacked access to a formal education.
Today extension agents still work to …