Agricultural extension workers in developing countries face many constraints such as poor working conditions and unfavorable government policy support for agriculture. The question is whether under these challenging circumstances extension workers still view their profession with pride. A study of district extension officers in Ondo State, Nigeria was conducted to answer this question. Their perceptions of burnout, job satisfaction and work situations were studied. It was found that in spite of significant economic hardships in Nigeria, motivation of extension administrators remains high. The study contributes to Extension’s knowledge base by identifying other types of incentives for extension workers besides salaries.