Since the days of George Washington Carver , Seaman A. Knapp  and Booker T. Washington , 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:
Cooperative Extension is an essential part of the land-grant mission. Learn how and why land-grant universities came to be.
U.S. Sen. Justin Morrill, author of the 1862 and 1890 Morrill Acts that established land grant institutions.
Calendar of Events
Establishing and Maintaining a Healthy Lawn
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DSU Aquaculture 
DSU EFNEP Program 
Below are links to agencies that help shape and implement the national Extension mission.