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Welcome to UD Cooperative Extension

 

In 1869, the University of Delaware (UD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was established as the state’s land-grant university with a mission consisting of three elements: teaching, research and “extension”.

Cooperative Extension fulfills the third part of this mission: bringing knowledge to the people of Delaware. Today, we offer university knowledge, research and resources — just for you! You have questions. We have expert answers.

From nutrition classes and Master Naturalist courses to 4-H youth clubs and programs that support local agriculture — UD Cooperative Extension has something for everyone.

COVID-19: facing thE challenge together

Together We Make the First State Great: youtube.com/watch?v=AYfd9vhiAjo

As the pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, our goal is to assist you in protecting the health and safety of your families, friends and community. 

 

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  • A compilation of Master Gardener activities through the years, from demonstration gardens to tabling at the State Fair.

    Delaware Master Gardener program now accepting fall applications!

    April 16, 2021 | Written by Carrie Murphy, Extension Educator — Horticulture
    Master Gardeners are vital links in an educational chain that begins with research from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the horticulture industry.
  • It’s Not Too Late... Sign up for 2021 health insurance coverage today!

    April 14, 2021 | Written by Maria Pippidis, New Castle County Director and Extension Educator - Finance
    Enroll in a health plan during a Special Enrollment Period in the Health Care Marketplace due to the coronavirus disease 2019 emergency enrollment period, which runs from February 15 through August 15, 2021.
  • How to sanitize and plan your spring landscape

    April 02, 2021 | Written by Jill Pollok, Plant Diagnostician
    The weather is finally warming up enough for us to leave our hibernation and enjoy the sunshine! While you are enjoying these first few days of warmth, look around your yard and garden and start thinking about spring sanitation.
  • Are your wellness goals SMART?

    April 01, 2021 | Written by Alyssa Whittaker, Health and Wellness Extension Agent
    Setting realistic and achievable goals using the SMART acronym can help us adhere to our goals and provide us with clear measures for success!
  • A homeowner's guide to fruit trees

    March 24, 2021 | Written by Gordon Johnson, Ph.D. (Extension Specialist - Fruit & Vegetable Program)
    Many gardeners would like to grow their own apples, pears, peaches, or cherries. However, growing tree fruit is one of the more challenging endeavors for the hobbyist.
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A podcast just for you!

Scientifically-based conversation on local topics ranging from agricultural sciences to nutrition, mindfulness, financial literacy and more! Available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

AGENTS FOR CHANGE

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Each year, impact statements summarize the accomplishments of our educational efforts! The latest impact statements are available in both text and infographic formats. 

Outreach

FARM STRESS?

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We've got your back!

Delaware is a small state that is big in agriculture. We know our farmers give so much of themselves to keep the industry strong. We want you to know, there is help available. We want you to know, we’ve got your back.

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