First State Impacts

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4-H and College Preparation

Youth gain experiences that help prepare them for college, working in areas that help them choose a career path.

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Delaware 4-H for Health Challenge

We with Tufts University and the Healthy Kids Out of School Program to adopt the 4-H for Health Challenge

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Blueberry Production Research

Research and Education for Current and Aspiring Blueberry Growers

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Poultry Grower Basics Series

Poultry is Delaware agriculture’s main economic engine, with an estimated annual value of $1.7 billion (DPI).

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Turfgrass Management Programs

Some Delaware Nutrient Management Program certified turfgrass managers find it difficult to maintain certifications.

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Statewide Food Safety Programs

Foodborne illnesses are a common and costly – yet preventable – public health issue.

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The Power of Food for Local Communities

The Importance of Making Food and Agriculture Systems more Robust and Resilient through Diversity and Inclusion.

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Ornamentals Short Course Workshops

Diseases and pests can impact income due to low quality plants, loss of plants and expenses for management.

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Financial Stability of Delmarva Poultry

The poultry industry has a tremendous impact on the financial stability of the Delmarva peninsula.

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4-H Summer and Afterschool Activities

Delaware 4-H offers afterschool and summer programs at schools and community centers in each of Delaware's three counties.

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Targeted State Crop Insurance Education

The Targeted State Crop Insurance Education Program offered through the USDA Risk Management Agency is growing in benefit.

Cooperative Extension Impact Statements are brief summaries of the economic, environmental or social outcomes of our educational efforts. They summarize our accomplishments and their impact on our state and its citizens. You can find the latest Impact Statements listed below in both statement and infographic formats. Please click on them to download.

2017 Impacts

Training for Delaware growers on best management practices, ventilation basics and regulation

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Academic improvement, school connectedness and health all part of programmatic effort in elementary school

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4-H leads mindfulness training in stress management skills for ages 10 and up

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Delaware symposium serves as a benchmark on potential environmental impacts from emerging contaminants

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In-person presentations, fact sheets and recommendations inform growers on increasing problems from this native insect

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Information on yield, quality traits and disease resistance of varieties for vegetable growers

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People living in poverty learn about budget, handling food safety and physical activity

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2016 Impacts

How a multi-state Extension collaboration strengthens business practices of women managing equine farming operations

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How a statewide substance abuse prevention program targeted 138 elementary school youth and 249 middle school students

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How a program transformed Delawareans’ health for the better: eating, nutrition, and exercise.

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How ServSafe® and Dine Safe programs guard Delawareans’ health by preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses.

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How UD Cooperative Extension informed soybean and small-grains growers about multidisciplinary solutions to crop management of insects, pathogens and weeds.

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How a comprehensive education program for production agriculture is increasing the health of soil and water in Delaware’s watersheds.

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How a multi-state collaboration developed a misted nursery with potential to save Delaware’s small-grain producers up to $1 million+ annually

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UD Cooperative Extension Professionals and Master Gardener Volunteer Educators train communities to grow fresh, local foods

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How a regional meeting of industry professionals tackled disease issues and explored best practices to ensure the quality and profits of winter wheat crops

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How UD Cooperative Extension lowered diabetes risk in African American and Hispanic populations in two Delaware counties

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The University’s “Kids Count in Delaware Study” reveals that cigarettes smoking, marijuana, and alcohol use continues to rise in students in grades 5 thru 11.

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