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
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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
Contact: Dr. Yost, (302) 857-6452; email@example.com 
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; firstname.lastname@example.org 
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; email@example.com 
or Jason Challandes, (302) 857-388-2241; firstname.lastname@example.org 
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DSU Aquaculture 
DSU  CARS
DSU EFNEP Program 
DSU  Small Farms Program
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