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By Dave L'Heureux, The State, Columbia, S.C. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
May 12--Big changes are in store for Clemson University's Cooperative Extension Service, which for generations has counseled S.C. farmers and growers.
As large numbers of staffers retire July 1, the service likely will put less emphasis on agriculture.
Extension officials say the service is evolving beyond its agricultural roots to focus on regional economic development. But some farmers are worried the service is straying from its primary mission.
Budget cuts have prompted about 125 staffers at Clemson's Public Service and Agriculture division, which …