Revisiting the Sea Grant-Extension Exchange Program with a New Hampshire-Louisiana Sea Grant Exchange
One of the greatest things about being part of Sea Grant is that we are instantaneously a part of a nationwide network where colleagues from all of the 33 Sea Grant programs can function as resources for one another. But here is the reality—it is rare that we DO use each other as resources, mostly because we are focused on our work in our own states and regions and it is counter-intuitive to reach out to colleagues from across the country. It is also rare that we get to interact with each other in‑person on a regular basis. Oh, we have Sea Grant Week and Regional Sea Grant meetings, and some of us have been lucky enough to go through Sea Grant Academy, but how often do we really connect after these events are over? The Sea Grant network in theory is a valuable resource IF we can tap into it and if we KNOW what is happening in each of our programs.