Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
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Explore the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

“I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture …” With the global population projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, those words of George Washington (1794) have never been more relevant or agriculture more important than it is today.


The College’s Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems offers programs designed for students interested in the broad range of exciting and challenging careers necessary for ensuring farm viability and nutritional security for current and future generations.

Our undergraduate programs include Animal Science, Nutrition, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, each with extensive course offerings. Our students enjoy access to our numerous farm and research facilities, as well as to an outstanding and dedicated team of teaching and research faculty. Our graduates are well prepared for a wide array of careers in the food system, whether in the dairy, equine, or horticultural crop industries, as nutritional scientists and registered dietitians, or paths requiring subsequent M.S., Ph.D, or veterinary degrees.

About the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems department

  • UNH nutrition student Caroline Williams
    On Her Way to Becoming a Registered Dietitian
    Caroline Williams is a nutrition: dietetics major from Danbury, Connecticut. While excelling in both her studies and extracurricular activities, she has also found time to run two marathons while an undergraduate.
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  • UNH student Noah Hopkins on the beach
    Harnessing his own experience to build a career helping others
    Noah Hopkins ’24 is a nutrition and wellness major from Bath, Maine. A type 1 diabetes diagnosis when he was 4 years old has fueled Noah’s interest in health and nutrition, and his experience at UNH is preparing him for a career helping people living with the disease.
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  • UNH doctoral candidate Joshua Addo
    Strengthening the food supply while protecting the environment
    Joshua Addo is a doctoral candidate in the agricultural sciences Ph.D. program. He is from Ghana, where he earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in botany from the University of Ghana.
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  • UNH graduate student Claire Reilly
    Committed to fighting food insecurity
    Claire Reilly is a master’s student in the nutrition and dietetics program. From Westborough, Massachusetts, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Auburn University.
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  • UNH graduate student Anne Bodenrader
    Seeking connections between diet and health
    Anne Bodenrader is a nutritional sciences doctoral candidate from Pelham, New Hampshire. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and bachelor’s degree in nutrition: dietetics from UNH.
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