A hybrid Extension project is introduced that uses a traditional Extension delivery model without the complete infrastructure of Cooperative Extension Services. The absence of this local organizational support and infrastructure necessitates new thinking regarding how Information Technology (IT) can support this project and hybrid Extension projects in general. The reciprocal relationship between offline and online tasks and how an Internet portal can serve as a centralized location for project continuity is offered as one solution. How IT facilitates the implementation of hybrid Extension projects such as this one can further promote the interdisciplinary adoption of the Extension model.
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Schneider, S. B., Brock, D. P., Lane, C. D., Meszaros, P. S., & Lockee, B. B. (2011). Using Information Technology to Forge Connections in an Extension Service Project. The Journal of Extension, 49(6), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.49.06.06