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

  • A woman walking her dog in the wood.

    Natural Yards Can Help Fight Climate Change, But Watch For Ticks In The Leaves

    September 21, 2021 | Written by Leona Larson of NPR
    Doug Tallamy, entomology and wildlife ecology, says we can't get rid of ticks by chucking all the leaves and sanitizing the earth. "The way to do it is to break the life cycle for Lyme disease. So, if you really want to control ticks, you’ve got to get the deer numbers down.”
  • Get your hands dirty

    September 14, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Over the summer, six undergraduate students braved the heat, humidity and armies of Brood X cicadas and spotted lanternflies to build practical horticulture skills in the most beautiful outdoor classroom on campus the UD Botanic Gardens.
  • Pairing crime and data

    September 13, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    As Lin Liu witnessed rapid social and economic shifts in her native China, she dug deeper into the story of crime — how issues like poverty, family dysfunction or institutional inequality played a role in the tale.

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

Behind the scenes at the UDairy Creamery 

UDairy Creamery student-employees and staff take you behind the scenes of the ice cream and cheese making process. Funded by grants and private donations, the UDairy Creamery is a nonprofit, student-run entity. Students receive a hands-on, immersive education in the principles of food science, safety and production, dairy science, business management, entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the Creamery.

Behind the scenes at the UDairy Creamery: youtube.com/watch?v=bh40Kr1eYAE

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