Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 505 ILCS 45/2

     It is declared to be the policy of the General Assembly to provide for aid in disseminating among the people of Illinois useful and practical information on subjects relating to agriculture and home economics and other University programs and to encourage the application of the same in the several counties of the state through extension work to be carried on by the University of Illinois College of Agriculture in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. A sharing of responsibility is essential with counties of the state in providing for local costs of Cooperative Extension to supplement appropriations by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois and of the Congress of the United States to the University of Illinois. This does not preclude voluntary grant funds from being a part of the county extension council’s budget.