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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 3779 (2) The centers shall be funded through the Cooperative State Research Service in the Department. SEC. 1676. TURKEY RESEARCH CENTER There are authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for fiscal year 1992 to be used by the Agricultural Research Service for planning purposes in the establishment of a facility to be known as the Agricultural Turkey Research Center to be located in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, and operated in cooperation with the North Dakota State University. SEC. 1677. RESERVATION EXTENSION AGENTS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Extension Service, shall establish appropriate extension education progTEuns on Indian Reservations and tribal jurisdictions. In establishing these extension programs, the Secretary shall consult with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Intertribal Agriculture Council, and the Southwest Indian Agriculture Association, and shall make such interagency cooperative agreements or memoranda of understanding as may be necessary. The programs to be developed and delivered on Reservations and within tribal jurisdictions shall be determined with the advice and counsel of Reservation or tribal program advisory committees. (b) ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT.— Extension agents shall be employees of, and administratively responsible to, the Cooperative Extension Service of the State within which the Reservation or tribal jurisdiction is located, and employment and personnel management responsibilities sheill be vested with the State Cooperative Extension Service. In cases where a Reservation or tribal jurisdiction is located in two or more States, the Secretary of Agriculture shall make the determination of administrative responsibility, including possible divisions along State boundaries. (c) ADVISORY COMMITTEES. —At the request of a State Extension Director, and with the assistance of the Tribal authorities, the Secretary of Agriculture may form an advisory committee to give overall policy and program advice to that State Extension Director with regard to programs conducted on reservations or within tribal jurisdictions. Program advisory committees may be formed to assist extension staff in development and conduct of program activities. (d) STAFFING.— Insofar as possible, agent and specialist staff shall include individuals representative of the tribal grouping being served. Programs shall emphasize training and employment of local people in positions such as program aides, master gardeners, and volunteers. Staffing at a particular location shall be dependent on the needs and priorities of that location, as identified by the advisory committees and the State Extension Director, and the Director may make use of existing personnel and facilities as appropriate. (e) PLACING OF AGENTS. —The number of offices and their placement shall be jointly determined by the State Extension Directors and tribal authorities of the respective States by taking into consideration the agricultural acreage within the boundaries of an Indian Reservation or tribal jurisdiction, the soil classifications of such acreage, and the population of such Reservation or tribal jurisdiction. (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—T here are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section. Appropriation authorization. Minnesota. 7 USC 5929. 7 USC 5930. Cooperative agreements. Manpower training programs. Volunteers.