Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

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“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.

  • "The professors make a conscious effort to teach future nutrition professionals the importance of inclusivity, cultural humility and compassion within patient/client care"
    Julia Melius is a nutritional sciences master’s student from Reading, Massachusetts. She graduated from UNH in 2021 with a degree in nutrition with a dietetics option.
    "The professors make a conscious effort to teach future nutrition professionals the importance of inclusivity, cultural humility and compassion within patient/client care"
    Julia Melius is a nutritional sciences master’s student from Reading, Massachusetts. She graduated from UNH in 2021 with a degree in nutrition with a dietetics option.
  • "All foods fit!"
    Rachel Goding is a nutrition major in the nutrition and wellness option from Warwick, Rhode Island. She is minoring in culinary nutrition and food studies.
    "All foods fit!"
    Rachel Goding is a nutrition major in the nutrition and wellness option from Warwick, Rhode Island. She is minoring in culinary nutrition and food studies.
  • "Nutrition is the foundation of health"
    Ava Gaudette '24 is a nutrition major in the dietetics option from Bedford, New Hampshire.
    "Nutrition is the foundation of health"
    Ava Gaudette '24 is a nutrition major in the dietetics option from Bedford, New Hampshire.
  • "Food is supposed to be fun"
    Bobby Kasmire is a nutrition major: nutrition and wellness option from Southbury, Connecticut.
    "Food is supposed to be fun"
    Bobby Kasmire is a nutrition major: nutrition and wellness option from Southbury, Connecticut.
  • Program Encourages Conversations about Bias, Privilege and Equity
    As part of a broad effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the college, Dean Anthony S. Davis launched the anti-racist book share program in fall 2020.
    Program Encourages Conversations about Bias, Privilege and Equity
    As part of a broad effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the college, Dean Anthony S. Davis launched the anti-racist book share program in fall 2020.

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