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Join the crew of Extension302 as they dive into current topics affecting YOU — the people of Delaware! Brought to you the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, this podcast offers unbiased scientifically-based conversation featuring guest experts! Topics range from agricultural sciences to nutrition, mindfulness, financial literacy and more! 

This program is brought to you by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources—a land-grant institution. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Episodes

Episode 0: So...what is Extension, anyway?

What is Cooperative Extension?

What does it do?

Why should I care?

If you've ever wondered what goes on at your local extension office, you've come to the right place! We'll answer all these questions and explore the history of the service with special guest, Director of UD Cooperative Extension, Dr. Michelle Rodgers. We'll also have a quick chat with four current staff members, representing Extension's four focus areas.

 

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Episode 1: Coronavirus

Special extended episode / early release

What is coronavirus, where did it come from and how is it affecting Delaware's agriculture and food industy? The Extension302 crew takes a look a COVID-19 with special guests Dr. Calvin Keeler (Professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Delaware), Dr. Gordon Johnson (UD Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist) and Secretary Michael Scuse (Secretary of Agriculture, Delaware Department of Agriculture).

 

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Episode 2: The Label is the Law

Find out how the PPE shortage is affecting farmers in Delaware and how it might be addressed. This episode features special guest Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D., Coordinator with the University of Delaware's Pesticide Safety Education Program. 

 

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Episode 3: Scams in the time of COVID

Have scams become a bigger issue during the pandemic? How can consumers identify a scam online? This episode features special guest Delaware's Auditor of Accounts, Kathleen K. McGuiness.

 

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Episode 4: CFAP: What you need to know!

Have questions about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program? So did we—that's why we interviewed Robin Talley, District Director with Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Delaware. Listen in to find out what CFAP is, what it covers and how to apply. 

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Episode 5: What's the deal with Dicamba?

A federal court has recently withdrawn the conditional usage regulations for the common herbicide Dicamba. Why did this happen and what does this mean for Delaware's farmers?

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Episode 6: A fair to remember (Your guide to the 2020 Delaware State Fair)


The 2020 State Fair begins this Thursday, July 23rd, and we have the latest inside information for you! Today’s special guest, Doug Crouse, is not only UD Extension’s State Program Leader for 4-H, but also an executive board member and the treasurer of the Delaware State Fair.

What changes will you see at the state fair this year and how has the pandemic affected 4-H, FFA and other participants? Listen to find out!

 

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Episode 7: Delmarvalous poultry

The crew interview UD Extension poultry agent, Georgie Cartanza, about the poultry industry on Delmarva, pollinator buffers, and the impact of the recent pandemic.

 

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