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 graduate students Kai Victor and Grace Muench release bobwhite quial in Letterkenny

    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.
  • Emma Abrams explores sustainable solutions through UD’s environmental and resource economics major

    April 10, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    UD environmental and resource economics major Emma Abrams is studying the intersection of economics and environmental sustainability. Abrams’ time at UD has led her to undergraduate research, studying abroad in New Zealand, an internship focused on sustainability, and impactful roles in environmental justice organizations. Students like Abrams not only obtain lifelong skills through their coursework, but they also find purpose and can see the tangible impact they can have on environmental issues.
  • Hidden Hunger

    April 05, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    UD graduate student and Borel Global Fellow Pius Kilasy researches how he can increase awareness of micronutrient deficiencies in Tanzania.
  • Maryland's Blue Hen

    April 05, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes
    UD conservation degree launches Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Josh Kurtz into environmental career.
  • Meet our new faculty: Yin Bao

    April 03, 2024 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    New faculty member Bao focuses his research on digital agriculture, creating novel technologies to help plant scientists, animal scientists and farmers improve their efficiency and efficacy. He lends his expertise to everything from measuring plant performance and livestock performance to monitoring water quality.

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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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