Farm Services Operation

John Palmer, 603-862-1169

The NHAES/COLSA Farm Services unit is responsible for the major activities by which forages are provided for the dairy and equine operations, and for sustainable manure management for these facilities. Corn silage, hay and/or haylage are produced on approximately 400 acres of university-owned land and approximately 90 acres of privately owned land that we lease. 

Manure and used bedding are composted for incorporation on our certified organic fields, maintaining soil tilth and fertility. Farm Services personnel also contribute to the general upkeep of our farm facilities and resources (e.g., maintenance of farm machinery, construction and maintenance of fencing, building repairs, maintenance of farm roadways - including snow removal, etc.). Additionally, they are responsible for purchasing additional forages when required, and they obtain bedding materials for our animal facilities.