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College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Science

“Regardless of our race, color, or ethnicity, we all have a role to play in ending racism and guaranteeing an inclusive and equitable community. I encourage you to be agents of change, to speak out against these injustices, and demand long overdue change. That change starts now.”

– André-Denis Wright

CAHNRS stands in solidarity with the African-American community. Read Dean Wright’s statement.


With 22 majors, 19 minors, and 27 graduate programs, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is one of the largest and most innovative colleges at WSU.

Leaders in Discovery

In 2016, CAHNRS secured research funding exceeding $83 million, which accounts for more than 40% of all WSU research funding.


Support for Students

CAHNRS awards roughly $700,000 in scholarships annually. And to enhance experiences and opportunities, students can participate in 40 different clubs and organizations.


Real-World Impacts

CAHNRS Cougs extend science to serve individuals, families, and communities at home and around the world. Our impacts enhance quality of life, improve ecological and economic systems, and advance agricultural science.


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Your support for the CAHNRS and WSU Extension Excellence Funds allows us to enhance the educational experience and bolster our college’s programs, faculty, and facilities


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Master’s student Brenden Campbell earns award for research into larvae’s waste-eating ability.

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A new study from Washington State University’s Department of Horticulture found that splice grafting helps watermelons resist disease. For more than 10 years, watermelon growers…

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Decline in plant breeding programs could impact food security

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A team of scientists led by WSU has found that public plant breeding programs are seeing decreases in funding and personnel across the U.S.

WSU Master Gardeners urge caution, awareness of unsolicited seeds

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Extension experts urge gardeners to be aware of and report unsolicited seeds mailed from overseas.

Lauzier Foundation supports new Life Sciences Teaching Lab at WSU’s Wine Science Center

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Significant grant will delivering much-needed space and equipment for hands-on student learning at WSU’s Wine

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