The descriptive study reported here sought to discover how Extension and agricultural education programs develop and use community partnerships to enhance educational programming. The population was a census of all New Mexico Extension agents and agricultural education teachers. Agents partnered with 57 different agencies/organization and teachers with 44 different groups. Agents were more likely to share programming efforts and resources, and serve on advisory committees. Teachers were more likely to share resources and programming efforts. More strengths than limitations were identified by both groups as reasons to collaborate. Both groups strongly agreed that sharing time and expertise can benefit programs.
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Seevers, B., & Stair, K. (2015). Exploring Community Partnerships in Agricultural and Extension Education. The Journal of Extension, 53(3), Article 15. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss3/15