The eight functions of an extension officer in the life of a farmer are:

-The extension agent helps the rural farmer to change his attitude or outlook towards his problems.
-He encourage the farmer to increase his productivity of food and cash crops.
-He acts as a middle man between the farmer and the research institutes.
-He helps to supervise the proper use of loan taken or given to the rural farmer.
-He teaches the farmer improved farming practices.
-He also help the farmer to identify proper marketing channel to sell his products.
-He helps the rural farmer to raise his standard of living.
-He helps to establish confidence in the farmer towards self reliance.