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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.

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Extension scholars plant eggplant in a farm field.



The Cooperative Extension Summer Scholar Program connects university knowledge, research and resources with the public to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.


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Spotted lanternfly

Delaware Department of Agriculture has quarantined some zip codes in New Castle county and are continuing their monitoring program for spotted lanternfly. 


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2019: A Year in Review

As we remember all that we accomplished last year, the Extension team takes a look at what made 2019 a year full of new faces, new places and new heights!


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  • Harnessing the power of play

    Article by Kelly Bothum | September 04, 2019

    UD teams help bring Play Streets to life

  • Ag Day 2019

    Article by Dante LaPenta | April 19, 2019

    Community invited for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ annual, signature event on April 27

  • Honor for UD grad, now Auburn president

    Article by Dante LaPenta | April 23, 2019

    Auburn University president Steven Leath headlines George M. Worrilow and Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Eating healthy

Healthy Farmers Market Choices

Healthy Farmers Market Choices (Recipes)

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


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