New partnerships to reach new audiences are key to Extension’s future (Harder, 2019). But partnership is enhanced through shared decision-making, co-creation of content, and leveraging non-overlapping expertise and experience (Bertsch et al., 2020; Israilov & Cho, 2017; Ostrom, 1996). Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service partnering with the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities provides a novel approach to using statewide presence to the benefit of a partner seeking to expand its footprint (Alford, 2014; Ostrom, 1996) and is, itself, an outcome (Voorberg et al., 2015). Additionally, Texans with disabilities benefit through greater access to the education and resources the partnership produces.
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Crocker, A. B., Bradley, M. D., Vaughn, S. D., & Stalvey, B. (2022). Transformative Partnerships: Expanding Extension’s Capacity to Support Texans with Developmental Disabilities. The Journal of Extension, 60(2), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.02.06