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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!
Make an impact
Getting involved with UD Cooperative Extension is an excellent way to support and improve your Delaware community. Whether you're volunteering as a 4-H Adult Leader or donating to supporting an Extension Scholar, your local Master Gardener program, UD Cooperative Extension is grateful to have your involvement!
Managing Spotted Lanternflies
This destructive, invasive insect poses a threat to Delaware's agricultural economy. This winter and spring, it is important to watch for and destroy their eggs by crushing them or scraping them into a plastic bag with rubbing alcohol.
Five reasons to get outdoors with your family this summerMay 31, 2023 | Written by Alyssa Whittaker, Health and Well-being Agent & Meg StreissguthWhether it's for exercise or relaxation, spending time in nature can boost energy and help establish healthy habits for your family. Here are five reasons to enjoy the great outdoors!
Stuck in a rut: Addressing the challenges of pivot tracksMay 29, 2023 | Written by James Adkins, Associate Scientist and Irrigation EngineerBetween the inconvenience of bouncing across pivot tracks with the sprayer to the extreme frustration of a stuck pivot field, rutting is a challenge for every irrigation manager.
Spring into camp lunch safety!May 26, 2023 | Written by Lauren Naumann, Dietetic Intern; Diane Oliver, , MPH, RDN, LDN, EFNEP AgentThe bright sun and warmer weather are great for us, but not so great for our packed foods. During this time of year, extra precautions should be taken to avoid foodborne pathogens in your kids’ packed lunches.
Agricultural missionaryMay 25, 2023 | Written by Michele WalfredGordon Johnson spent most of his life involved in farming — learning, working, teaching and advising — and he was honored with the University of Delaware’s Worrilow Award.
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