The Great Recession contributed to major budget cuts for natural resource Extension programs in the United States. Despite the potentially large cuts, their impacts and how Extension has adapted their programs have not been evaluated. We begin addressing these needs with surveys of Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals members and State Extension Service Administrators in 2011. Results indicate that Extension programs have adapted to cuts by increasing reliance on grants, fees, and partnerships. We suggest the need to better understand the implications of cuts for natural resource Extension and its customers.
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Serenari, C., Peterson, M., Bardon, R. E., & Brown, R. D. (2013). The Impacts of the Great Recession on State Natural Resource Extension Programs. The Journal of Extension, 51(4), Article 27. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss4/27