The goal of DSU Extension’s Agriculture & Natural Resources Program is to help improve the economic viability of small farm enterprises across Delaware. Our program specializes in assisting small farm families through one-on-one farm visits, workshops, research, and demonstrations.
We are the Delaware resource for alternative markets such as, aquaculture, ethnic vegetables, high tunnels, meat goats, pole lima beans, Profiting from a Few Acres and small flock poultry. The program staff can also assist with farm and financial management issues, accessing USDA program services, direct marketing, sustainable agriculture practices and on-farm research.
Outreach programs in this mission area include:
- Farm Profitability
- Home Horticulture
- Natural Resources
- Small Flocks
- Small Ruminants
DSU Cooperative Extension Announces
2012 Profiting from a Few Acre$
Risk Management Conference
December 12 - 13, 2012
Modern Maturity Center, Dover, DE
Stay tuned for more information!
Congratulates Master Gardeners of
Kent and Sussex County
Kent County Master Gardeners First row: Maggie Moor-Orth (Master Gardener Coordinator for Kent and Sussex counties), Betty Lender, Arthur McQueen, Liz Gnecco, Cathy Ressler, and Ralph Sena, Jr.; Back row: Ellen Scheel, Bob Lender, Peg Walz, Dave Campana, Ed Hynes, and Mike Radebach.
Sussex County Master Gardeners Front first row: Jane Roy, Susan Trone, Betty Layton, Tracy Mulveny, Jessica Clark, and Mary Perkins; Back row: Maggie Moor-Orth, (DSU Kent and Sussex Counties Master Gardener Coordinator), Tracy Wootten, (University of DE Extension Agriculture Agent), Ernie Soffronoff, Eddie Filemyr, John Trivits, Jane Casazza, Marie Mayor, Brent Marsh, Gayle August, Thomas White, Terry Plummer and Miguel Pirez-Fabar.
Sussex County Master Gardeners also recently celebrated their 2010 accomplishments. Congratulations go to Terry Carr from Lewes and Will Fox from Lincoln who were each named Delaware Master Gardener of the Year for Sussex County.
Gold Badges were awarded to Mary Sue Colaizzi, Nancy Davis, Wanda Davis, Ingrid Hetfield, Bobbie Ranney and Eleanor Swink for completing more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time.
Master Gardener classes for both Kent and Sussex County would be held biennially. For more information about the Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, contact Maggie Moor-Orth (Delaware State University) at (302) 857-6426, or firstname.lastname@example.org .