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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:

As the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to rapidly evolve our goal, as your local Cooperative Extension service, is to assist you in protecting the health and safety of your families, friends and community. 


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    Master Naturalists Program

    December 17, 2020 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The Master Naturalist certificate program promotes awareness and appreciation of Delaware’s ecological resources, develops a network of trained volunteers to champion local environmental conservation and engages citizens in environmentally focused service.
  • Dreaming of a green Christmas

    December 14, 2020 | Written by Diane Stopyra
    When it comes to Christmas tree shopping, there is a lot to think about — and not just which kind smells the best (balsam fir), which kind offers excellent needle retention (Scotch pine) or which kind the family dog is least likely to, ahem, mark (a toss up).
  • December 4-H Club Spotlight: Harrington Sunshine

    December 09, 2020 | Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club
    Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club is one of the older clubs in Kent County with both Cloverbud and traditional 4-H members.
  • Growing vegetables for Delaware food pantries

    November 30, 2020 | Written by Gaye Mara and Jessica Clark, Sussex County Master Gardeners
    This year COVID-19 closed the Demonstration Garden, both to the public and to the master gardeners. The virus also put many people out of work and significantly increased the need for donated food.
  • November Spotlight: Porter Gang 4-H Club

    November 20, 2020 | Written by The Porter Gang 4-H Club
    Porter Gang has been a general interest 4-H club in New Castle County since 1965. It was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Moore, who lived on Porter Road in Bear-hence, the name "Porter Gang."
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