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

  • University of Delaware's Alexander Yitbarek sits in Worrilow Hall.

    Meet our new faculty: Alexander Yitbarek

    April 22, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes | Photo by Katie Peikes
    New CANR faculty member Alexander Yitbarek researches the effects of various feed additives and nutrients on chickens’ health and performance. He also researches various diseases that affect chickens’ health, overall performance and welfare.
  • Get ready for Ag Day

    April 18, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes | Photos by Katie Young and Monica Moriak
    UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources gears up for annual showcase for the community.
  • Kali Kniel leads the charge in safe food practices globally

    April 18, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    University of Delaware faculty member Kali Kniel traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in an expert committee meeting on viruses and food safety with other experts. Joint Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) committees are convened to review the state of science on particular topics and in turn provide information that is useful to global guidance, in this case to improve the control of viruses in food. The group ranked the most prevalent viruses transmitted through food and recommended how countries across the world could help combat outbreaks.
  • Recovering the coast

    April 16, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    Graduate student Laura Taylor is testing a new approach to encourage coordination between adjacent homeowners who have become eligible for a flood-related buyout. Full participation in coastal buyouts can protect homeowners from repeated and severe flood risk and restore floodplain functionality. Working with UD Prof. Christina McGranaghan, Taylor conducts her economic experiments at UD’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics (CEAE). Taylor is funded by the Delaware Sea Grant and a Graduate Research Enhancement Grant from Gerald J. Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub.
  • Reviving bobwhite quail

    April 11, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    University of Delaware faculty and students, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, are spearheading the restoration of bobwhite quail populations in Pennsylvania. After their extinction due to changes in land use, efforts centered at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County are focused on reintroducing the species to its native habitat.

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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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