Give | College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Give | College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Gifts from individuals, companies, and foundations provide the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) with needed resources to expand our educational, research and extension programs. These vital gifts support faculty in their cutting edge research, and help train the next generation of leaders who will work to feed the world and sustain our natural resources.

Your gift may be designated to the department or fund of your choice with the confidence that it will be used for the purpose you intend. 

CANR utilizes unrestricted funds to support initiatives like:

  • Student enrichment—Opportunities for student learning outside of the classroom, including internships with Landscape Architecture, Botanic Gardens, Wetlands Restoration, Extension and the UDairy Creamery
  • Special projects—Unique learning opportunities (e.g. UDairy Creamery or UD Fresh to You) that engage and  enrich the local community and give students real-world experiences invaluable to their careers
  • Scholarships—Academic and need-based awards that keep students focused on their education rather than how they can finance it
  • Graduate student support—Opportunities for students to participate in knowledge discovery  and translation that help feed the world and protect the planet
  • Farm operations—Critical support of the college’s 350-acre farm, dairy, wetlands and woodlands that serves as an outdoor laboratory for students and faculty
  • Cooperative Extension—Collaborative work between UD and the local community to provide valuable consultation and education to individuals, businesses and communities to solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

Alumni, friends, families and students of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources work together to create a lasting legacy and fulfill our land-grant mission of teaching, research and extension.

Alumni in the news
  • Brynn Bailey shows high school students how to use a microscope.

    Sowing The Seeds for Agriscience Educators

    October 19, 2023 | Written by Kate Zincone
    As part of its land-grant mission, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has a long history teaching the next generation of agricultural scientists. After their time as students in the classrooms of Townsend Hall and laboratories of Worrilow Hall, some of these Blue Hens take teaching to heart — becoming educators themselves.
  • The wildlife grind

    September 20, 2023 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Meet Lizzy Baxter. Over the past decade, the University of Delaware Class of 2012 alumna trotted the globe that she’s sworn to protect. Despite an incredible list of destinations, don’t expect the work of a wildlife biologist to be glamorous. Instead, it’s a grind. And Baxter has the mettle for the profession.
  • Paradise reimagined

    September 14, 2023 | Written by Michele Walfred
    At their Milton home, Double Del couple Carol-Mertes Smith and Gary A.Smith combine their passions for tropical landscapes, fine art and sculpture and the culinary arts with their patronage of the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG). Walk through their unforgettable property, and you’ll see a landscape that spans three distinct climate zones — a collage of texture, color, function, whimsy, purpose and surprise.

Contact us

Dan Rogalski

Senior Director of Development
Chadeia Buycks

Senior Associate Director, Development Relations