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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: We are facing this challenge together

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

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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Extension on the air!

Scientifically-based conversation on topics ranging from agricultural sciences to nutrition, mindfulness, financial literacy and more! 

  • Science diplomacy during COVID-19

    Article by Dante LaPenta | September 14, 2020

    UD alumna Patricia Westenbroek confronts infectious diseases and public health throughout the Middle East

  • Victory gardens

    Article by Michele Walfred | August 20, 2020

    UD Cooperative Extension volunteer helps neighbors plant during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Taking food safety online

    Article by Dante LaPenta | August 05, 2020

    Cooperative Extension trains Delaware entrepreneurs on food safety

  • Victory gardens

    Article by Michele Walfred | August 20, 2020

    UD Cooperative Extension volunteer helps neighbors plant during the coronavirus pandemic

  • UD in Sussex County

    Article by Michele Walfred | March 10, 2020

    Middle school students learn about plants and STEM careers

  • Covering up for winter

    Article by Michele Walfred | February 14, 2020

    Agricultural researchers examine how a blend of cover crops increase yield while improving soil and environmental health

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Farmers markets are blooming everywhere, offering fresh local produce as well as other already prepared food, crafts and fun activities.

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