As budgets for Cooperative Extension projects get tighter, many units are enticed to consider partnerships with agencies and organizations to continue to proactively deliver services. Our experience working with the USDA Forest Service in a partnership that involves joint staffing and funding for technology transfer and research projects enables us to offer specific advice on how to use this tool most effectively. Communication and planning are essential and should cover everything from who gets office keys to who hires temporary staff.
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Monroe, M. C., McDonell, L., Hermansen-Báez, L., & Long, A. J. (2007). Building Successful Partnerships for Technology Transfer. The Journal of Extension, 45(3), Article 29. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss3/29