Speed meetings are an innovative approach to creating partnerships among Extension experts and university health researchers. Extension educators play a pivotal role in providing community-based education, building partnerships across the state, and disseminating local research on a community level. The Extension Health Research team at Michigan State University has organized and held four speed meetings to educate researchers and faculty on Extension's history, infrastructure, and existing health programs. Participants at the speed meetings gained familiarity with Extension, and subsequent connections made with educators have strengthened research and funding opportunities in mutually beneficial ways.
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Eschbach, C., Carter, E., Newkirk, C., & Tiret, H. (2018). Using Speed Meetings to Connect Extension Experts with University Health Researchers. The Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 20. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.04.20