Feed the world. Protect the planet.


The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources fulfills the tripartite mission of land-grant institutions – teaching, research and extension.
From wildlife conservation to crop genomics, veterinary medicine to behavioral economics, we explore every facet of our natural world. Join us as we search for solutions to life's grandest challenges.

The future of research

Explore Worrilow Hall, our newly redesigned research hub and one of the most modern, state-of-the-art learning facilities on the University of Delaware campus.

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Recent news

  • 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference

    23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference

    February 23, 2024 | Written by Michele Walfred, Communications Specialist
    The 23rd annual Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference, with more than 200 in attendance, was held on Feb. 15, 2024, at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland. Five UD extension staff led workshops at the event.
  • Methane Mystery

    February 22, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes Photos by Evan Krape and Andrew Hill
    Tidal salt marshes are fairly common across the Mid-Atlantic. These coastal ecosystems provide habitat for plants, birds and fish. Existing at the intersection of land and sea, tidal salt marshes act as armor against hurricanes and shoreline erosion.
  • Understanding Inflation's Impact: From Grocery Bills to Farming Costs

    February 21, 2024 | Written by Kofi Britwum – Assistant Professor of Farm Management (britwum@udel.edu)
    Whether you actively monitor the price of individual items during your grocery trips or not, you have likely noticed an increase in your overall grocery bill compared to what you paid for a similar basket of goods just a couple of years ago. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that food inflation surged by 23.5% between February 2020 and May 2023.
  • College-wide effort to reduce, reuse and recycle

    February 14, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle unwanted items, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) held the first-ever Great CANR Clean Out this winter. The college-wide effort resulted in more than 10,000 lbs of trash, 75 percent of which will be recycled.
  • Climate Change Will Make Locust Outbreaks ‘Increasingly Hard to Prevent and Control’

    February 14, 2024 | Written by Carlos Mureithi, TIME
    University of Delaware entomology professor Douglas Tallamy is quoted in an article about a new study on climate change and locust outbreaks.

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Extending education to the public

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware
CANR. had a presence at the Food Bank's Hunger Conference. Setting up stations for the children to learn about nutrition, conservation, gardening, insects, and food insecurity.

Land-Grant Institution

In 1869, the University of Delaware (UD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was established as the state’s land-grant university with a mission consisting of three elements: teaching, research and “extension”. Cooperative Extension fulfills the third part of this mission: bringing knowledge to the people of Delaware. Today, we offer university knowledge, research and resources — just for you!

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College graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment are essential to our ability to address the U.S. priorities of food security, sustainable energy and environmental quality.

- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

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