WB Young Buliding on UConn Storrs Campus

Welcome to CAHNR

Home of the iconic Horsebarn Hill, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is a destination for knowledge and recreation. As the oldest and one of the most academically diverse of UConn's colleges, CAHNR is recognized for its strong research, teaching, and extension outreach programs, which engage communities and enhance the public good in Connecticut residents. The college's diverse range of disciplines fosters innovative collaborations that ensure a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply; enhance health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally; facilitate the design of sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces; and advance resilience and adaptation in a changing climate.



CAHNR's Mission

We work toward a global sustainable future by leading scientific discovery, education, and community engagement in food systems and plant and animal agriculture and health; human health, nutrition, and physical activity; and environmental sciences.

Dennis D'Amico, assistant professor of animal science, speaks about cheesmaking and food safety at the W. B. Young Building on June 6, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)


Outstanding academic programs

Mark Brand, left, professor of plant science and landcapting, and Nathan Wojtyna look over grafted Aronia Mitschurinii plants at the Floriculture Greenhouse on May 1, 2015. This project was funded by an Idea Grant. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)


Discovering new knowledge


Connecting with the community

Academic Departments

Awards & Achievements

CAHNR Alum Wins Nobel Peace Prize

When alum Steven Were Omamo sees someone planting, he sees hope. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee seems to agree.