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

  • Purple Martins rest on a wildlife surveillance instrument.

    Birds Tell Us About Migration

    September 20, 2022 | Written by Renee Wilson of National Audubon Society
    Purple Martins (Progne subis) are long-distance migrants, with most wintering in the Amazon Basin after breeding across the eastern U.S. and Canada. Biologists at the University of Delaware are conducting a study to learn more about Purple Martins. Their goal? To link the movement ecology of individual birds in the mid-Atlantic region with their breeding productivity, foraging habitat use, survival, migration phenology, and nonbreeding locations. The study will also identify the locations and monitor the phenology of autumn Purple Martin roosts in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Taking the reins

    September 15, 2022 | Written by
    University of Delaware Club Equestrian members like Emma Rigaud, Seline Stoop and Paige Pierson built team unity and enjoyed success at nationals.
  • Big Hopes for Baby Ginger in Mid-Atlantic Farming

    September 14, 2022 | Written by Michael Short of Lamcaster Farming
    Could baby ginger become an alternative crop for Mid-Atlantic farmers? That’s one of the research projects at the Carvel Research and Education Center of the University of Delaware. The baby ginger research is being headed by Shem Elias, a Tanzanian master student.

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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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