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Our commitment continues in spite of COVID-19

Since 1869, UD Cooperative Extension has brought university knowledge and resources to the people of Delaware — and despite the upset of COVID-19 to our daily lives, this commitment continues. We are, however, adjusting our delivery of programs and services in order to protect the health and safety of our families, friends and community.


In accordance with Governor Carney’s guidance, here’s how we are restricted:

  • Extension office spaces have closed in all three counties.

  • In-person programs and events have been either canceled, postponed or moved online.

  • Extension agents are limiting in-person contact.

  • All soil samples must now be mailed in for testing.


This is how we are adjusting to continue to deliver the quality Extension information you need:

  • Offering COVID-19 resources for you
    Our COVID-19 Resources webpage offers a collection of over 50 resources for you, your family and your business. Topics range from creating your own hand sanitizer and how to properly sanitize your home, to ideas for keeping the kids learning outside of school and managing your business from home.

  • Moving educational programming online
    Whenever possible, Extension programming is being moved online. A full list of upcoming programs and their current status is available on our Extension calendar and is being continually updated. Past programs are now available for streaming on our Extension Online Courses webpage.

  • Continuing plant/insect testing
    If you have plant or insect diagnostic samples please contact the agent covering agriculture or horticulture for your county, listed on this webpage.

  • Soil test submission procedures have changed
    For up to date soil testing information, including how to purchase kits and submit soil samples please visit the Soil Testing Laboratory’s website.

  • Consulting by phone and online
    View the UD Extension staff directory for the contact information of individual educators and staff members who can answer your questions or direct you to the information you need. If they are not currently available by phone, please leave a message and we will be in touch. As agents are able, they will conduct visits on an as-needed basis.

Rain or shine, UD Cooperative Extension is here to serve you!

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COVID-19 Resources

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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