Feed the world. Protect the planet.


The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to fulfilling 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.

Worrilow Hall

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

  • The newest class of Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) Fellows includes, from left to right, Sean Fettrow, Vanessa Richards, Max Huffman, Lauren O’Connor, Hayden Boettcher, Paula Cardenas-Hernandez and Andrew Hill. Not pictured: Mary Hingst.

    Building the next generation of environmental leaders

    January 06, 2022 | Written by Joy Drohan
    The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) has selected its seventh class of DENIN Environmental Fellows. These highly competitive and prestigious fellowships offer financial support and professional development opportunities to doctoral students at the University of Delaware.
  • Climate Scholars

    January 05, 2022 | Written by Adam Thomas
    Regardless of a student’s area of study, chances are that in the future, they are going to see their field impacted by climate change. It is, arguably, the biggest challenge facing future generations on planet Earth.
  • E.O. Wilson’s lifelong passion for ants helped him teach humans about how to live sustainably

    January 03, 2022 | Written by Doug Tallamy
    Wilson, who died Dec. 26, 2021 at the age of 92, discovered the chemical means by which ants communicate. He worked out the importance of habitat size and position within the landscape in sustaining animal populations.

Upcoming events

Extending education to the public

Cooperative Extension at a Hunger Conference in Wilmington, Delaware

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

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

 Featured videos

Growing food without soil  

Through hands-on courses, NASA-funded research, high-tech lighting and a restaurant partnership, UD students are learning a crucial piece of sustainable urban food production. Comprised primarily of sustainable food systems and plant science majors, undergraduates get the ultimate hands-on education as they build, test and maintain their own greenhouse hydroponic systems, collecting and analyzing data as they grow and harvest crops.  Learn more about hydroponic food production

University of Delaware students learn hydroponic food production: youtube.com/watch?v=pFCbA7lAnk8

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