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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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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.



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    Make Your Bountiful Summer Squash the Star of Your Seasonal Delights

    July 22, 2024 | Written by Kimi Moore, Extension Agent- Health & Well-being
    If you have a garden or know someone who does, you may be all too familiar with when summer squash seems overflowing. While summer squash is delicious when sauteed, you may eventually get bored. But you don’t have to be! There are many fun and inventive ways to incorporate summer squash into your meals. Not to mention, they are a great way to boost your vegetable intake!
  • Take Me to the Fair

    July 15, 2024 | Article by Katie Young and Jackie Czachorowski, Photos by Katie Young and Michele Walfred
    One of the first things you’ll see when you walk into the Delaware State Fair is the Ferris wheel towering over the fairgrounds. Walk around and try a funnel cake or numerous other fried foods, or cool off with a fresh lemonade or sweet-flavored tea. Explore each animal arena and listen to the moos, the oinks and the clucks.
  • Staying Hydrated Keeps a Healthy Body

    July 12, 2024 | Written by Madison Stolls
    When people are going through a hectic day, they often forget to stay hydrated. Hydration is one of the most important overall factors for your health, especially on a hot summer day. Maintaining enough water in the body is crucial for regulating body temperature, delivering nutrients to cells, getting rid of waste, and maintaining overall health and wellbeing.
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    July 03, 2024 | Written by Sana Patil, and Madeline Greenly
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that numerous barriers prevented thousands of Americans across the country from accessing the much-needed vaccine, especially in underserved communities. One significant barrier was the lack of insurance coverage, a challenge faced by approximately 11 percent of the American population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 25 to 30 million adults are without health insurance, and an even larger number possess insurance plans that fail to cover all COVID-19-related costs.



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