"No Money, No Mission." This is a lesson that many Extension programs are learning the hard way. While public funding has provided the majority of the support for Extension programs, this is becoming scarce. Programs which want to survive over the long run need to find sustainable sources of funding. However, as outlined in Chapter 7, funding was not the primary benefit of doing program business plans in the new Minnesota model. You will be surprised at the primary benefits.
Comments and Questions: What do you see as the primary benefits and costs of this approach to program planning? How does it differ from the approach used in your state.