UD Cooperative Extension launches newly redesigned website

October 17, 2012 under Cooperative Extension

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has launched a newly redesigned website.

The launch came on Oct. 3 and the website was formally announced on Wednesday, Oct. 17, as officials met at the state Cooperative Extension conference in Dover.

The new site is designed to better serve the constituents of Delaware in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, lawn and garden, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development.

“We’re really excited to meet the needs of Delawareans with online learning,” says Michele Rodgers, associate dean for extension and outreach in UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and director of UD Cooperative Extension. “We’ve created a user friendly, easily searchable, dynamic website that will lead to increased knowledge of our educational programs and online resources.”

One of the key features of the new site is an online, searchable listing of all fact sheets, bulletins and publications written by UD Extension professionals. These resources are now available 24-7 at the click of a button and will be updated by our professionals immediately as new information becomes available. Printed materials can easily be downloaded from the website.

In addition, improved calendar functions provide a one stop listing for Cooperative Extension programs offered throughout the state.

“Extension is a trustable source of information that Delawareans can use to make fact-based decisions for business, families and communities. This newly designed site will allow us to be the go-to resource of research based information for critical topics in areas like food safety, parenting, health, environmental quality, sustainability, and food security,” says Rodgers.

Article by Katy O’Connell

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