As Extension budgets across the United States continue to tighten, sharing a specialist between states could become an increasingly effective way to provide high-quality programming at a lower total cost. This article describes the working modalities, benefits, challenges, and outputs of an existing two-state Extension consumer food safety specialist position. Overall, this bistate position has been beneficial to both states involved. The model could be implemented in other states, and the descriptions of aspects of the position provided in this article may be instructive for states considering such an option.
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Nwadike, L., Britt-Rankin, J., & Peters, P. (2016). Sharing Resources: A Bistate Extension Specialist Position. The Journal of Extension, 54(6), Article 18. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.54.06.18