Feed the world. Protect the planet.


The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources fulfills 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.

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

  • An image composition of Emily Ortiz and Leah Palm-Forster as well as a batch of strawberries.

    Does 'eco-friendly' affect what you buy?

    July 18, 2024 | Written by Tracey Bryant | Photos by Kathy F. Atkinson and courtesy of Emily Ortiz | Photo illustration by Jeffrey C. Chase
    UD undergraduate student Emily Ortiz probes how sustainability factors into consumer decision-making.
  • Meet Our New Faculty: Qi Mu

    July 17, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    Mu is a new faculty member in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. As an assistant professor of molecular plant breeding and genomics, Mu’s goal is to genetically improve crop resilience and production in a changing climate.
  • Taste maker

    July 16, 2024 | Written by Diane Stopyra | UD Magazine
    UDairy food science intern Sydney Tankard is featured in a UD Magazine profile.
  • Take Me to the Fair

    July 15, 2024 | Article by Katie Young and Jackie Czachorowski, Photos by Katie Young and Michele Walfred
    One of the first things you’ll see when you walk into the Delaware State Fair is the Ferris wheel towering over the fairgrounds. Walk around and try a funnel cake or numerous other fried foods, or cool off with a fresh lemonade or sweet-flavored tea. Explore each animal arena and listen to the moos, the oinks and the clucks.
  • UD’s non-thesis master’s in Animal Science prepares Alena Brown for a career in animal care

    July 10, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    University of Delaware alumna Alena Brown is determined to become a veterinarian. Brown decided UD’s non-thesis master’s of science in Animal Science program was the best choice to accomplish her goal. Designed for college graduates or working professionals, students can enroll full- or part-time and complete the degree in one to two years. Brown earned her degree while working full-time at Lantana Veterinary Center in Hockessin, Delaware.

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Extending education to the public

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware
CANR. had a presence at the Food Bank's Hunger Conference. Setting up stations for the children to learn about nutrition, conservation, gardening, insects, and food insecurity.

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

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Uniquely UD

The UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Newark Farm is a testament to the college's more than 150 years of innovation and education. Covering 350 acres on the main campus, it's a hands-on learning hub for students and faculty, exploring animals, crops, wetlands, and greenhouses. Tradition meets research, shaping leaders in agriculture and beyond. Since Delaware became a land-grant university, the farm has focused on hands-on learning. Its impact extends beyond campus, supporting farmers, researchers, and policymakers statewide. Through programs like Cooperative Extension, we turn knowledge into action for a stronger economy, environment, and community.

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Uniquely UD: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Newark Farm: youtube.com/watch?v=Gg7Yz7mznhk

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CANR's Commitment

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) is committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff and students. Learn more about these efforts.

 

UD's commitment to an equitable and inclusive environment

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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