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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: Delaware


Station History

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension logoThe extension system was formalized with the 1914 Smith-Lever Act, which formed a partnership between the federal government and the agricultural colleges, focusing on applying research and demonstrating best practices in agriculture and agricultural technology. Extension services rose to the challenge during World War I, the Great Depression and World War II.

Delaware State University and the University of Delaware are partners in Delaware Cooperative Extension, focusing on agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H and youth development.

In 1941, the University of Delaware purchased the Tyndall farm west of Georgetown to develop an agricultural extension and research station, which for years was known as the "Substation." In 2006, it was renamed the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in honor of the former Delaware governor and his wife.

University Depository

Stations scientists conduct research to develop knowledge that can be used to solve problems. Research topics include crop and animal production, food processing, resource conservation and environmental protection, forestry, community development, child care, family life and many others.

Extension Publications

Press bulletin

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Extension circular

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Contact Information

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources  
531 South College Ave.  
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2501

Historic Photographs

 Delaware Station, College, Station and Main Buildings, 1900

Delaware Station, College, Station and Main Buildings, 1900
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.