county agent


: a consultant employed jointly by federal and state governments to provide information about agriculture and home economics

Examples of county agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His first job as county agent in rural Wyoming was helping ranchers build earthen dams to secure water for their livestock. Wade Davis, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2023 Landon Burns called a group of interested citizens to meet with him at the county agent’s office. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2023 Colin Massey, the current county agent working with the MG program did an outstanding job organizing the technical side and engaging with everyone. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 11 Apr. 2021 And what are some of the things a county agent does? Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, 10 Dec. 2018 My own granddaddy was a county agent, and several of his brothers taught agriculture at universities with one being a specialist in irrigation. Leslie Anne Tarabella,, 13 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of county agent was in 1705

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“County agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

county agent

: a government agent employed to provide information about agriculture and home economics in rural areas
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