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county agent

a U.S. governmental official employed chiefly to advise farmers on farming and marketing techniques and to promote educational programs fitted to the needs of rural people.
Also called agricultural agent.
Compare extension agent.
Origin of county agent
An Americanism dating back to 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was enthusiastic over the success of his talk with the county agent.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair

    Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • The county agent then issues a new title to the new purchaser.

    Life in a Thousand Worlds

    William Shuler Harris
  • One may well consult neighbors, county agent and extension specialist, as well as the many books and bulletins that are available.

    The Tomato Paul Work
  • If trouble arises, county agent or college specialist can usually advise, suggesting methods suitable for local conditions.

    The Tomato Paul Work
  • The county agent also designed extension schools for interested farmers.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • When one of his best calves died, he panicked and turned to the county agent.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • The settlers secure agricultural advice from two sources—the company's adviser and the county agent.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • Get the county agent to write a column a week and then get the rest of it from farmers around here.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair

    Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • If the owner did not choose to build, he could rent the land site to the county agent that he might build on it.

  • This book describes in detail the work of the county agent and farm bureau and gives an historical sketch of their development.

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson

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