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

  • Adorable little girl planting seeds in the dirt of a raised bed.

    Hands in the Dirt

    May 17, 2022 | Written by Michele Walfred
    UD Cooperative Extension builds an outdoor classroom for Seaford school children.
  • Excellence in public service

    May 16, 2022 | Written by Jessica Henderson
    The Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service reflects the family’s long-standing commitment to both the state of Delaware and UD. Kathleen Splane, family and consumer science agent in CANR’s Cooperative Extension is one of the 2021 recipients.
  • The real spider man

    May 16, 2022 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    UD alumnus George Uetz details his illustrious career in spider biology. With more than 40 years of research experience and nearly 200 publications to his name, George Uetz is an expert in arachnology — the study of spiders.

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

Taking the reins on equine career goals 

University of Delaware junior Audrey Keen rises early to work on a 2,200-acre horse farm close to campus. At Winbak Farm, an esteemed horse-breeding facility, the animal science major cares for mares and stallions as young as foals and yearlings ranging in size from miniatures to the massive Clydesdales. The experience is giving Keen a new perspective on her future career goals. Learn more about UD's animal science major.

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UD animal science major takes the reins on equine career goals: youtube.com/watch?v=ZkS2Mi8jh24

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