New Spring 2021 Course AGRI 217 Leadership and Communication in Agriculture

AGRI217: Leadership and communication in agriculture
(Fulfills CANR Breadth Requirement & ANR major Oral Communications Requirement!)

Communication skills as they relate to leadership styles will be explored. Practical experience in oral and written communication as well as social media will occur with a hybrid course with one session in class and online.

Course Objectives:

● Identify leadership style and how that impacts communication skills.

● Understand and apply the basic tenets of oral and written communications.

● Understand the role of digital media in communications and explore best practices.

Available Spring 2021 |

Information from UD Career Center

The Career Center has recently launched the 2021 Virtual Winter Job Shadow Program. This program connects current University Delaware students with alumni and employers for 1-hr informational interviews via Zoom to allow students to explore potential career fields & make connections over winter term. To learn more visit: 

The Career Center also has a number of career opportunities that are relevant to students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  See below for some position titles that are currently posted. All positions can be found & applied to from October 21 – November 4 through this link:

Agriculture & Environment

  • Vice President & Senior Analyst, GreenBiz

  • Park Naturalist, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

  • Oil Spill Science Outreach Specialist, Louisiana Sea Grant (Louisiana State University)

  • Marketing Coordinator, Perdue Farms

  • Renewable Energy Developer, Rex Consulting

  • Environmental Scientist, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

  • Sr VP Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association

  • Veterinarian, Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital

  • Environmental Policy Research Manager, U.S. Congressional Research Service

  • Energy Policy Analyst, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

  • Sustainability Manager, University of Delaware

  • Landscape Designer, Civitas


DENIN Project WiCCED Undergraduate Research Opportunities

DENIN is currently accepting applications for our virtual academic year project, Water in a Changing Coastal Environment (WiCCED).

Project WiCCED is a statewide research collaboration that aims to improve water security in the state of Delaware and beyond. More information about our program can be found at our website, Our project is currently offering undergraduate research opportunities in the area of applied economics, chemistry, agronomy, hydrology and geosciences at our University of Delaware location.

For more information about these exciting virtual undergraduate research opportunities please visit our website Internships will run from November 12020 – May 14, 2021, students will receive a $4000 stipend and participate virtually.

To apply students must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior majoring in STEM, with relevant science experience. Project WICCED highly encourages individuals historically underrepresented in STEM, including race/ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic, status, veterans, or 1st generation college.

To apply please complete our online application;

Application deadline is October 16, 2020

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Yolanda Williams-Bey, Project WiCCED Education Program Manager at

Hearts of Glass Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Oct. 20: The documentary “Hearts of Glass” tells the story of Vertical Harvest, an ambitious business that combines high-tech, local food production and employment for people with disabilities. UD will host a film screening (available Oct. 15 to 20) and panel discussion (Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.) of this interdisciplinary endeavor. The panel includes a hydroponics faculty, social entrepreneur, the documentary’s filmmaker and employees of Vertical Harvest.

Ascend:  Empowering Female Students for Success

Dear UD Student,

  • Are you trying to navigate the complex world of virtual learning and working?
  • Are you trying to figure out how to get a job that allows you to be your authentic female self?
  • Do you feel like no matter what you learn in the classroom, you still feel unprepared for the work world?
  • Do you feel like you could use more examples of successful women as role models?
  • Do you want to connect with other female students that have similar experiences to yours?

As a female student at UD, you are invited to attend all sessions:  

Ascend:  Empowering Female Students for Success

The WLI, in collaboration with the Lerner College Women in Business RSO has developed the ASCEND series to address these issues.  Our certificate program includes 7 interactive zoom webinars, and will require attendance at each session, along with a short reflection assignment to obtain a certificate.  Due to limited space, students much complete an application for this program, and will be accepted on a first come basis. For more information, email Amy Stengel:

Our single session option allows students to register for one session at a time to any and all sessions that are of interest.  Due to limited space – registration for each individual session is required, and session will be closed once filled.  

These 75 minute online sessions are set up to address these issues. Each session will
teach critical leadership skills, introducing participants to successful female executives to serve as advisors and role models, and invite you to build connections with other female students with similar experiences.

Each of these online sessions will include a 20-minute talk from a successful female executive and a facilitated breakout discussion where students meet one another and deepen their learning and connection.

Ask a Clinician: Gaining Experience in the Animal Science Industry During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Pre-Veterinary Episode

Thursday, Sept 24, 12pm-1pm
  • You need volunteer, shadow, and direct patient care hours but how has the covid- 19 pandemic affected this process? This event is intended for students to get real-world advice and answers from current veterinarians in the field.  Pre-registration is required at the link above. We will send the password to those who have registered.
  • Panelists include:
    Stephanie DeMarco, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
    Jessica Applebaum, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital

    Patrick Mahaney VMD, CVA, CVJ – Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and Certified Veterinary Journalist at California Pet Acupuncture & Wellness (CPAW), Inc.