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.

Learn more about Worrilow Hall

Recent news

  • Alena Brown cares for a dog in a veterinary clinic.

    UD’s non-thesis master’s in Animal Science prepares Alena Brown for a career in animal care

    July 10, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    University of Delaware alumna Alena Brown is determined to become a veterinarian. Brown decided UD’s non-thesis master’s of science in Animal Science program was the best choice to accomplish her goal. Designed for college graduates or working professionals, students can enroll full- or part-time and complete the degree in one to two years. Brown earned her degree while working full-time at Lantana Veterinary Center in Hockessin, Delaware.
  • Graduate student Joe Patria applies his molecular biology expertise to combat the viral evolution of Marek’s disease

    July 09, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    Joe Patria, a molecular biology Ph.D. student at UD, unexpectedly pursued poultry research under Professor Mark Parcells, focusing on Marek’s disease virus (MDV). He is exploring the molecular virology of MDV and its evolution to become more virulent over time. His work has implications for both poultry and human health, as the virus causes a lymphoma that is similar to some human lymphomas. Studying the virus in chickens provides unique insights into viral interactions and cancer development, shedding light on potential parallels in human malignancies having a viral origin like Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Kissing bugs aren't about summer lovin'. Their bite could be lethal

    July 06, 2024 | Written by Patricia Talorico | Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson
    University of Delaware researchers, including assistant professor and medical entomologist Jennifer K. Peterson, are featured in a News Journal story about kissing bugs and their discovery of a kissing bug found in New Castle County in 2023 that was infected with a disease-causing parasite.
  • Meet our new faculty: Jesus Beltran

    July 01, 2024 | Story and photo by Katie Peikes
    New University of Delaware faculty member Jesus Beltran studies the genetics that make plants act the way they do. He teaches students the basics of plant evolution as well as the concept of genetically engineering plants.
  • Designing a landscape architecture career

    July 01, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn | Photos courtesy of Zach Jordan
    UD degree prepares alumnus Zach Jordan for career combining science, art and problem-solving.

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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!

Learn more about Cooperative Extension

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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CANR's Commitment

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) is committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff and students. Learn more about these efforts.


UD's commitment to an equitable and inclusive environment

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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