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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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  • Goat meat with rosemary, garlic and vegetables ready for roasting!

    An Alternative Meat for the Holidays

    November 18, 2021 | Written by Dan Severson, Extension Agent - Agriculture & Animals
    Try something different this holiday season and introduce your family to this delicious and healthy alternative to your traditional menu!
  • How to model healthy holiday eating for your children

    November 08, 2021 | Written by Zoe Gobeille, Community Nutrition Student & Diane Oliver, MPH, RDN, LDN — Extension Agent
    During the pandemic, parents were role models for their children, wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing. Now it's time for parents to once again lead by example and make healthy choices at holiday meals.
  • Exergaming: A New Way to Combat Childhood Obesity?

    November 02, 2021 | Written by Bryan Mills, Dietetic Intern — UD Cooperative Extension
    With the rise of both childhood obesity and electronic use, we need to have efforts in place that benefit both parents and children to increase the amount of exercise our children are getting.
  • Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners

    October 25, 2021 | Written by Delaware 4-H
    Delaware 4-H members of all ages recently participated in a statewide Equine Art Contest sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group of volunteer 4-H Equine Project Leaders.
  • Harvest Season in Delaware

    October 18, 2021 | Written by Jake Jones, Extension Agent - Plant Science
    Over the next few months 170,000 acres of corn and 150,000 acres of soybeans will be harvested in the First State, which is an area more than a quarter of the size of the entire state!
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A podcast just for you!

Scientifically-based conversation on local topics ranging from agricultural sciences to nutrition, mindfulness, financial literacy and more! Available wherever you get your podcasts!

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Extension Scholar!

A unique, hands-on 10-week summer experiential learning experience for UD students, offered under the guidance of Extension agents or specialists.



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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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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