Welcome to CABNR!

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (CABNR) is a founding college of this Land Grant University. The College has a long and distinguished record of fulfilling the tripartite mission of teaching, research, and outreach programs benefiting the health and economic vitality of Nevada.


In an effort to be both relevant and accountable, the College has continuously and systematically reviewed and focused its programs in anticipation of the State's needs and the evolution of scientific discovery.


Did you know?

Although CABNR has ~ 1,000 undergraduates or 8% of UNR’s undergraduate population, CABNR has ~25% of UNR’s National Merit students enrolled in its majors.
Since 2000, a CABNR student has won the Herz Medal Award 11 times (about 40% of the time, given twice a year).
CABNR students took gold in  2012 International Genetic Engineering Competition held at Stanford University.
  • Dr. Marjorie Matocq preparing genetic material.

    Population Genetics

    Should scientists ever use genetic engineering to save an imperiled species?

  • Education major, Katie Brennan helping out in greenhouse

    Hamilton Robotics Move to UNR

    Students and faculty are getting to explore new robotic innovations and state-of-the-art laboratory automation systems in a collaboration with the Hamilton Company. Read more...

  • Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy

    Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy

    The University of Nevada, Reno's Equestrian Center has become home to the animal-therapy group Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy (NEAT).   Learn more...

  • Wine tasting workshop

    Main Station Field Day - A Huge Success!

    We hope you had fun, learned a lot and come back next year with more family and friends!

  • Aphids/Ants Symbiosis Study

    Scott Mikel (Wildlife Ecology major, Class of 2014) clears away alfalfa at Main Station to control dispersal of aphids between test plots.

    Vist Bug Lab

  • Justin Lopez, 2013's Herz Gold Medal Winner.

    Justin Lopez
    2013's Herz Gold Medal Winner

    President Mark Johnson and Justin Lopez this year's top student at the University of Nevada, Reno