New Zealand 2022 Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Kia Ora (hello)

There will be a New Zealand 2022 Study Abroad Interest meeting on Thursday January 21st from 7-9pm.

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All majors in CANR are welcome and we usually accept students from many CANR majors.  The focus of our program is sustainable food production, preservation of native habitats and resources (soil and water) on farms, and efficient, pasture-based food production.  Our program includes 7 cr hrs of coursework and many, many excursions to some of the most beautiful and productive stations (ranches/farms) on the South Island of New Zealand.  The field trips to stations are complimented with cultural and historical trips to museums, the International Antarctic Centre, a wildlife rehabilitation center, and botanical gardens.  Our home-base for the month is Lincoln University where we stay in their residence halls and use the dining hall for our meals!  I will attach the PDF file of our slide show from the first interest meeting in case you were unable to attend.

We expect applications to open around February 11th  (applications are on the UD study abroad webpage) and although we take a fairly large group (usually ~ 35 students), the program usually fills quickly,  so we suggest you apply early.

Since this is a ZOOM meeting, please feel free to include your parents/sponsors so that they can ask all their questions too!

Of course, at any time, COVID could result in program cancellation and we are quite certain that NZ will require us all to have proof of COVID vaccination to enter the country.  But we are preparing as we usually do – with the assumption that we will be able to take you all to one of the most beautiful places on earth next January!

Ma Te Wa (until we meet again),

Dr. Lesa Griffiths and Ms. Susan (Truehart) Garey

Join UDance

UDance was built on the belief that students like you have the ability to end childhood cancer. On a foundation of hope, unity, perseverance, and passion, we aid families with childhood cancer nationwide with financial and emotional support, as well as fund cutting edge research studies. To date, our UDance community has raised over $13 million for our beneficiary, The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. We celebrate our yearlong fundraising efforts annually at our 12-hour dance marathon, and we’d love for you to join our community! But this isn’t just about fundraising, this is also an opportunity for students to join a community and form relationships.

Sign up to join your organization, or as an individual, and join our community of thousands of students here at UD. All are also welcome to get involved through the COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES team page by clicking the registration link. If you are a freshman interested in fundraising or getting more involved, you can join FRESHMEN FOR THE KIDS to start fundraising with your peers.

In addition, we highly encourage you to SIGN UP FOR A PROGRAM. This is simply a guided goal to help you stay on track and will allow us to give you cool fundraising tips throughout the year.

Looking to get more involved with UDance? Contact any of the following below for information on how to get involved today!

Check out this video for more information!

Alex Commette, Student Engagement Director:
Sara Donnelly & Maria Lilley, UDance 2021 Co-Executive Director:

Ratcliffe Eco-Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

Want to save the earth?

Check out this new fellowship, The Ratcliffe Eco-Entrepreneurship Fellows Program (REEF@UD). From mushroom building material to nontoxic sunscreen (and everything in between), REEF@UD is seeking undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for solving environmental problems or improving sustainability.

What is REEF@UD?

REEF@UD’s four-month training program emphasizes best practices and offers team-specific guidance to participants as they work to develop and refine their initial ideas. The program culminates with a pitch event wherein up to three projects/Fellows will be selected to receive a one-year stipend, prototyping funds and continued mentorship support.

Who is eligible?

REEF@UD is open to all UD undergraduate seniors, graduate students and postdocs who are interested in using their ingenuity to solve environmental problems. Undergraduate students who are selected as REEF@UD Fellows will be required to enroll in an eco-entrepreneurship practicum course during spring semester.

How is REEF@UD supported?

REEF@UD operates as a joint project of the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment and Horn Entrepreneurship, advancing CEOE’s commitment to connecting cutting-edge science with society and Horn Entrepreneurship’s mission to empower world.

How can I learn more or apply?

Email the REEF@UD Director, Dr. David Lawson.

TA for ANFS 240 this Spring 2021

We are beginning to accept applications for the Spring semester TA program. This is for the courses of ANFS240: Functional Anatomy and ANFS310: Animal and Plant Genetics. We are only accepting students into the TA program for credit this semester so you must have no more than 17 credits in your schedule to be eligible.

I ask that you remain patient during this time, as we do not know exactly what the lab set-ups will look like in the Spring. We WILL be back in the new and much improved Worrilow Hall! Rules and regulations regarding class size and spacing may very well change as we move forward, but I will keep everyone as up-to-date as possible as we progress!

With that said, if you are interested, please fill out the document below and return it via email to Mrs. Hougentogler ( no later than 11/30. We will not make decisions before this date.

Animal and Food Science Undergraduate TA Program_2020

CANR 2022 Winter Session Study Abroad Program in New Zealand- Interest Meeting 11/10

Kia Ora! We are very excited to announce preliminary approval of the CANR 2022 Winter Session Study Abroad Program in New Zealand with a focus on Sustainable Farm Management and Food Production. Join us as we explore pasture-based livestock production, vegetable seed production, crop production and manuka honey production on large farms with a focus on sustainability of wildlife, waterways, native plants, soil and animals. We’ll visit some of the most magnificent farms on the South Island of New Zealand, the world-renowned Christchurch Botanical Gardens, a native wildlife conservation center, and the International Antarctic Centre.

The program will take place during the January 2022 winter session and we expect applications to open early in the spring semester – so it’s not too early to start saving and planning.

We are having our first interest meeting next Tuesday November 10th from 8-10 pm. Please join us at the ZOOM link below. We do ask that you join with your camera on if possible. You may jump in any time during the 2 hours, but we will be giving a presentation that will start shortly after 8. If your parents would like to join the ZOOM, please feel free to include them. We welcome ALL majors in CANR and we have taken all majors on past programs! So join us next Tuesday evening the 10th at 8 pm to hear more! Add the meeting to your calendar now!

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Dr. Griffiths ( and Mrs. Susan Garey
Program Co-Directors
43 Townsend Hall

CANR Virtual Town Hall

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is developing a college-wide action plan to enhance diversity, close achievement gaps, and create a welcoming physical and cultural environment. Student input is critical to this process.
We invite the entire CANR community – undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty – to attend a 90-minute virtual town hall. CANR administration and the DEI committee will offer insight on action steps we have taken and plan to take, as well as address student concerns submitted through the anonymous student survey.
Those interested in speaking during the town hall or providing feedback in the chat will be welcome to do so and we will do our best to address all input. The event will be recorded and available for viewing.


Questions about how to register for Spring courses?

November 12th
Registration Office Hours
Registrar Staff will be on hand to answer questions about registration and using Webreg. Log on anytime between 2 and 3 PM on November 12th if you have registration questions. Note this is NOT an Advising session. If you have questions about which classes to take you need to consult your Advisor.
Time: Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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November 19th
Registration Office Hours
Registrar Staff will be on hand to answer questions about registration and using Webreg. Log on anytime between 1 and 2 PM on November 19th if you have registration questions. Note this is NOT an Advising session. If you have questions about which classes to take you need to consult your Advisor.
Time: Nov 19, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Password: REGISTER