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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Family & Consumer Science Area Program
DSU Healthy Start is preparing for KIDS DAY 2013 sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Come out on 9/21 at the Riverfront of Wilmington from 12-5 pm. There will be different vendors and activities for children of ALL ages!
As DSU SNAP-ED Program: we will promote healthy eating, food safety and provide GIVEAWAYS to the children who participate!
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DSU Aquaculture 
DSU CARS 
DSU EFNEP Program 
DSU Cooperative Extension Publications
Below are publications on various areas of interest:
Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Baitfish 
- Brooding Poultry 
- Calabaza 
- Callaloo 
- Consider a Vegetable Garden 
- Cover Crops 
- Currants 
- Dewormer Resistance on farms in the Mid-Atlantic area 
- Drying Flowers & Other Plant Materials 
- Fresh Cut Flowers 
- Heirloom Vegetables 
- Herbs 
- High Tunnel Tomatoes 
- Holiday Plants 
- Least Wanted Insects 
- Mummichogs as a Model Species 
- Organic Production 
- Paulownia Trees for the Small Farm 
- Plant Materials for Drying and Crafts 
- Pole Lima Beans 
- Poultry Breeds 
- Pumpkin Seeds: Do they control worms? 
- Reading Seed Labels 
- Scotch Bonnet hot peppers 
- Toxoplasmosis in sheep, goats 
- Vegetable Garden Basics 
- Winterizing Your Coop 
Family & Consumer Sciences
- Child Eating Habits 
- Dietary Guidance 
- Fall Food Safety 
- Petting Zoos 
- Power of Choice 
- Summer Food Safety 
4-H & Youth Development
Below are links to agencies that help shape and implement the national Extension mission.