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.

Winter Session

UD students are encouraged to enroll in Winter Session to get ahead or catch up on courses.

Check out CANR winter session courses like From the Cow to the Cone: The Science and Business of Ice Cream, Debates in Conservation Biology or Pandemic Preparedness and One Health among others.

Learn more about UD's special sessions.

From the Cow to the Cone: Science and Business of Ice Cream: youtube.com/watch?v=nfN3p1Ovmxc

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.

Learn more about Worrilow Hall

Recent news

  • A vision for veterinary medicine

    December 02, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Animal science major Stephanie Bayron plans career in veterinary shelter medicine in Puerto Rico. “Reducing the number of stray animals reduces disease outbreaks; addressing overbreeding and overpopulation is so critical,” Bayron said.
  • Archery takes 4-Her Abby Sparpaglione across the globe

    November 30, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    4-Her Abby Sparpaglione travels far and wide to compete in national and international archery competitions.
  • Growing space crops

    November 28, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Growing food in space is fraught with daunting challenges, including extreme environmental stressors like radiation and microgravity. Qingwu (William) Meng, an assistant professor of controlled-environment horticulture, is an expert on plant growth and light, which, as you’ll remember from your elementary school science or Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School Bus, is an essential component in turning a seed into a mature plant.

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

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Tour our college

Take a peek at our 350 acres of scientific laboratories, greenhouses, animal facilities, woods, wetlands and apiaries—all right on UD's main campus in Newark, Delaware. Learn all about our outstanding undergraduate programs.

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Tour the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: youtube.com/watch?v=tIDDNFydb6w

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