Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

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.

At the College’s Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems, we are dedicated to offering programs designed for students interested in any of the broad range of exciting and challenging careers that are critical for providing current and future generations with adequate amounts of nutritious food through efficient, sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Through our Animal Science, Equine Studies, Nutrition, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) majors, our extensive course offerings, our farm and research facilities, and an outstanding and dedicated teaching and research faculty, our graduates are well prepared for careers in the dairy, equine, fish aquaculture, food crop and ornamental plant industries, as nutritional scientists or registered dietitians, or to pursue veterinary or M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

  • Advisor: Dr. Thomas M Davis Research Topic: Genomic and phylogenetic analysis of strawberry species Investigation of the genome composition and phylogeny of species with the Fragaria (strawberry) genus. Genome-wide phylogenetic analyses were performed based on data collected from next generation...
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas M Davis Research Topic: Genomic and phylogenetic analysis of strawberry species Investigation of the genome composition and phylogeny of species with the Fragaria (strawberry) genus. Genome-wide phylogenetic analyses were performed based on data collected from next generation...
  • Advisor: Dr. Rebecca SidemanResearch Topic: Extending the production seasons of strawberry and spinach in the Northeastern U.S. The primary objective of our season extension research with strawberry is to determine the most effective low-tunnel materials for enhancing yield, season duration, and...
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca SidemanResearch Topic: Extending the production seasons of strawberry and spinach in the Northeastern U.S. The primary objective of our season extension research with strawberry is to determine the most effective low-tunnel materials for enhancing yield, season duration, and...
  • Advisor: Dr. J. Brent LoyResearch Topic: Vegetative melon grafting for season extension I grew up on a NH farm and have a deep connection to the earth and wholesome food. I obtained my A.S. in Culinary Arts from Strafford University in VA, and after working in the preparation side of food for 20...
    Advisor: Dr. J. Brent LoyResearch Topic: Vegetative melon grafting for season extension I grew up on a NH farm and have a deep connection to the earth and wholesome food. I obtained my A.S. in Culinary Arts from Strafford University in VA, and after working in the preparation side of food for 20...
  • Why did you choose UNH? Although I loved my home in California, I wanted to branch out and live somewhere new, at least for a while. I applied all over the states, but UNH struck a chord with me. The deciding factor when choosing UNH was the equine program. When touring schools, there were programs...
    Why did you choose UNH? Although I loved my home in California, I wanted to branch out and live somewhere new, at least for a while. I applied all over the states, but UNH struck a chord with me. The deciding factor when choosing UNH was the equine program. When touring schools, there were programs...
  • Haylee Colannino '17 was called out for her carrot cake at the 2016 Student Awards Presentation. OK, not only for her carrot cake. Actually, the cake was only a quick mention in a long list of impressive accolades. But apparently it’s very good.
    Haylee Colannino '17 was called out for her carrot cake at the 2016 Student Awards Presentation. OK, not only for her carrot cake. Actually, the cake was only a quick mention in a long list of impressive accolades. But apparently it’s very good.

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