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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!

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 scraping them into a plastic bag with rubbing alcohol.

Video: How to destroy Spotted Lanternfly eggs: youtube.com/watch?v=PbXYQR0oQVw

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Each year, impact statements summarize the accomplishments of our educational efforts! The latest impact statements are available in both text and infographic formats. 

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FARM STRESS?

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We've got your back!

Delaware is a small state that is big in agriculture. We know our farmers give so much of themselves to keep the industry strong. We want you to know, there is help available. We want you to know, we’ve got your back.

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