About Us

at the green house

As the university's original research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) has remained an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. The initial mandate to the novel system of State Agricultural Experiment Stations was to undertake research of importance to agriculture for New Hampshire, New England, and the nation.

As one of the largest research organizations at the university, we steward federal and state funding to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest management and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources, and rural community topics. Our scientists manage approximately 60 research projects at any one time.

We operate and maintain several key research facilities, including the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, Kingman Research Farm, Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, and the Organic Dairy Research Farm. Additional properties provide forage, forests and woodlands in direct support to research, teaching and outreach.