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National System, Local Connection

  • Extension is in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and each of the U.S. Territories, as a function of land-grant universities.  
  • Extension has a presence in nearly all of the nation's 3,150 counties. 
  • Extension is available anytime anywhere at www.extension.org
 

  Cooperative Extension

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Since the days of George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington and Seaman A. Knapp, the national Extension system has been delivering research-based education to rural communities throughout America. The Cooperative Extension Program at Delaware State University continues that legacy throughout Delaware by targeting diverse audiences with special emphasis on those with limited resources to help them improve their quality of life.

DSU is among the 18 institutions in the U.S. providing research-based, outreach education through the 1890 land-grant system. In Delaware, the program is administered by Dr. Albert Essel.

As part of Delaware Cooperative Extension, state specialists and agents at DSU and the University of Delaware make research-based education available to all Delawareans.

 

Extension Mission Areas


DSU Cooperative Extension is comprised of three mission areas that reflect statewide and national outreach education goals:


Agriculture & Natural Resources

Center for Small Flock Research and Innovation

Family & Consumer Science 

4-H & Youth Development

 
 

What is Cooperative Extension? 

Learn how and why land-grant universities came to be.

 


Calendar of Events


DSU Arboretum Tree Walk
April 22, 2014, 12:30 pm
DSU main campus, Dover DE; walk lasts an hour
Meet at flag poles, main gate
Led by Dr. Susan Yost, Claude E. Phillips Herbarium educator
FREE
Contact: Dr. Yost, (302) 857-6452; syost@desu.edu

Nature Hike: Birds, Botany and Habitat Management Techniques
April 26, 2014, 9 am – noon
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Field study for adults 16 and older (must be able to hike 3+ miles)
Dr. Susan Yost among hike leaders
FREE, registration required.
Contact: Tina Watson to register, (302) 653-9345; tina_watson@fws.gov

High Tunnel Workshop & Field Day
May 29, 2014, 10 am – 3:00 pm
DSU Outreach and Research Center
884 Smyrna-Leipsic Rd., Smyrna, DE
Guest Speaker: Dr. Lewis W. Jett, West Virginia University
FREE, but registration required by May 22 (lunch included)
Contact: Dr. Rose Ogutu, (302) 857-6397; rogutu@desu.edu
or Jason Challandes, (302) 857-388-2241; jchallandes@desu.edu


Like us on Facebook!

Click the links below to "Like" the following program area pages:

DSU Aquaculture

DSU CARS

DSU EFNEP Program

DE Master Gardeners, Kent County

DSU Small Farms Program

 


Stakeholders


Below are links to agencies that help shape and implement the national Extension mission.

 Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

1890 Cooperative Extension System

Delaware Department of Agriculture

eXtension

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Journal of Extension


Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture, 4-H and Home Economics, Delaware State University, University of Delaware and United States Department of Agriculture cooperating, Dr. Dyremple B. Marsh, Dean and Administrator. It is the policy of Delaware Cooperative Extension that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.
 

 

Cooperative Extension

(302) 857-6424

Staff Profile


Associate Dean
for Extension
 
4-H & Youth Development Agent

Donna P. Brown
Family Life Agent

Senior Secretary
 
SNAP Ed Nutrition Educator
 
SARE Educator
 
John Clendaniel
Program Leader
 
SNAP Ed Nutrition Educator
 
Dr. Carol C. Giesecke
Program Leader
 
Tom Harmon
Program Assistant
 
Natasha Lamadieu
Nutrition Educator

Ileana Mayes
Outreach Assistant

Dr. Brigid McCrea
Poultry Specialist

Dr. Dennis McIntosh
Aquaculture Specialist

Tanisha Muhammad
Nutrition Assistant

Dr. Rose Ogutu
Horticulture Specialist

Dr. Lekha N. Paudel
Farm Management Specialist / Risk Management
  
Nutrition Educator

Megan Pleasanton
Small Farms Educator
 
Youth Program Educator
 
Program Leader
 
Small Farms Educator
 
Andy Wetherill
Small Farms Educator
 
Herbarium Educator