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

  • Members of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe were on hand on to lead a traditional blessing ceremony for Tidewater Park in Laurel, Delaware.

    Nanticoke-inspired park

    November 30, 2021 | Written by Adam Thomas
    Visitors to Laurel, Delaware, will find a new playground in Tidewater Park showcasing some of the history and folklore of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe thanks to a joint project from the University of Delaware, Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) and the Town of Laurel.
  • Growing food without soil

    November 29, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Before pandemic-era panic buying strained food supply chains and emptied grocery store shelves, the United States food system was already in need of sustainable food production improvements.
  • Getting beyond the ick

    November 17, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    One of the most precious resources on Earth, water is getting more scarce. Americans living in places like the Colorado River Basin see the issue on their doorstep. The issue is widespread; 40 out of 50 states can expect water shortages by 2024.

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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