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

  • A cook washing turkey in the sink

    Why You Should *Never* Rinse Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    November 17, 2023 | Written by Collette Reitz, "thekitchn", Yahoo News
    Good kitchen hygiene is always important. You should wash your hands before you start cooking and after handling raw meat. But washing your turkey on Thanksgiving morning? Not so fast.
  • Check out Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant's UD-inspired beer that was made by students

    November 15, 2023 | Written by Krys'tal Griffin
    For all the beer-loving fans of the Fightin’ Blue Hens out there, you can take your blue-and-gold pride a step further with Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant's newest boozy creation, which was created by 15 UD students: Blue Hen Haze.
  • Engaging in applied economics

    November 09, 2023 | Written by Katie Peikes
    The field of economics historically has had disproportionately fewer women than men as well as a lack of minority representation. A 2020 economics panel at the Allied Social Science Associations annual meeting said reforms to introductory courses could help solve this problem. Work the University of Delaware’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics is doing with students before college could be key to getting over this hurdle.

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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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Take a peek at our 350 acres of scientific laboratories, greenhouses, animal facilities, woods, wetlands and apiaries—all right on UD's main campus in Newark, Delaware. Learn all about our outstanding undergraduate programs.

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