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

  • A photo of vinca an invasive plant

    Delaware bans 37 invasive plants

    July 06, 2022 | Written by Ken Mammarella of Delaware Live
    “Think long and hard before planting a known invasive plant in your landscape and consider removing the ones you already have,” said University of Delaware professor Sue Barton.
  • Bringing Nature Home

    June 28, 2022 | Written by GGWTV
    When it comes understanding the critical relationships between native plants and the creatures that depend on them, Doug Tallamy is right at the top. By bringing nature home in the landscapes and gardens we ourselves create, we can collectively start to reverse this alarming decline.
  • Pursuit of plant science

    June 23, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Two University of Delaware students, Maci Carter and Bethany Knutsen—both of Harrington, Delaware—earned scholarships from the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) Board. The awards are given to undergraduate students pursuing plant science with the goal of becoming certified

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

Keeping our food safe

University of Delaware food science students work in lab or field research as early as their first year. As students progress to graduate studies, they generate data and meet regularly with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and farmers and growers. 

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UD food science students keep fresh fruits and vegetables safe: youtube.com/watch?v=bE4hegShVe8

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