4-H, Personal & Economic Development
Extension volunteer programs continue to grow and expand to develop leadership skills in youth and adults through programs in 4-H Youth Development, agriculture and natural resources, lawn and garden, and health and nutrition.
The 4-H youth development program encourages life skills and leadership development and exposes youth to STEAM topics at an early age through learning experiences that are hands-on, sequential, fun and relatable to the real world. The economic and financial wellbeing of individuals, families, agribusiness, other small business enterprises, and our communities throughout Delaware are inter-related and are a focus of extension programs.
UD Extension's 4-H, Personal and Economic development programs encompass four major categories: Delaware 4-H, agribusiness, the Farm Vitality and Health Project and personal financial management initiatives.
Personal and economic development
Video: How Healthy is Your Farm? : youtube.com/watch?v=Ndt6HZ6cD5g
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Family and Consumer Sciences Educators develop and deliver a wide variety of workshops, demonstrations, and lectures, throughout the year, for adults, either at our facility or in the community. Fill out the form below to request a presentation for your group!
4-H is delivered through Cooperative Extension systems nationwide. 4‑H welcomes young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. A large focus is on ensuring hands-on activities which teach science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
Leadership and community support
Master Food Educators
Brief summaries of the economic, environmental or social outcomes of our efforts!
Annual impact statements