YSC, Title 21.  Agriculture & Animals
 
 
 
Chapter 1:  Agriculture
Extension Agents

101.   District agriculture extension agents.
102.   Removal of agents.
103.   Assignment of agents.
104.   Duties.
105.   Working hours.
106.   Compensation.

     101.  District agriculture extension agents.
     There shall be a maximum of 20 State agriculture extension agents appointed by and under the supervision of the Chief of Agriculture and Forestry or whomever he shall delegate to act for him.  All appointments must receive the approval of the Speaker of the Legislature before becoming effective.  The Governor shall designate one agent as foreman.

Source:  YDC 2000, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the Legislature are found in Title 2 of this Code.  The statutory provisions on the Executive are found in Title 3 of this Code.

     102.  Removal of agents.
     The Chief of Agriculture and Forestry may at any time remove any agent from office for good cause.

Source:  YDC 2001, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the Executive branch are found in Title 3 of this Code.

     103.  Assignment of agents.
     The agents shall be assigned as follows:

     (a)  Sixteen agents to the municipalities of Yap Islands Proper;

     (b)  Four agents, or so many as shall be determined as necessary by the Chief of Agriculture and Forestry up to a maximum of four, among the Outer Islands.

               Source:  YDC 2002, modified.
 
               Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the municipal governments are found in Title 6 of this Code.
 
     104.  Duties.
     The State agriculture extension agents shall have the following duties:
 
     (a)  Assisting and educating local farmers in coconut planting, thinning and bushing, copra processing, and vegetable and fruit crop production;

     (b)  Demonstrating new agricultural techniques;

     (c)  Assisting the operation of the Farmers' Market; and

     (d)  Assisting in the promotion of an annual agricultural fair.

Source:  YDC 2003, modified.

     105.  Working hours.
     Working hours in Yap and the Outer Islands shall be established by the Chief of Agriculture and Forestry or whomever he shall designate to act for him.  In no case shall an agent work more than 30 hours in one week.

Source:  YDC 2004, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on Public Officers and Employment are found in Title 8 of this Code.

     106.  Compensation.
     State agricultural extension agents shall be compensated at the rate specified by the Legislature and shall be paid on an hourly basis.

Source:  YDC 2005, modified.

Cross-reference:  The constitutional provisions on the Legislature are found in Yap Const., Art. V.  The statutory provisions on the Legislature are found in Title 2 of this Code.