Department of 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.

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.

  • COLSA Inventor Wins UNH ECenter's Maurice Prize for Innovation
    Hannah Ziegele ’20 has won first place in the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center’s 2020 Maurice Prize for Innovation competition for her idea, AnimalTemp.
    COLSA Inventor Wins UNH ECenter's Maurice Prize for Innovation
    Hannah Ziegele ’20 has won first place in the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center’s 2020 Maurice Prize for Innovation competition for her idea, AnimalTemp.
  • Building Skills and Campus Connections
    Madison McEachern is an animal science major who recently won $1,000 from the UNH Entrepreneurial Center’s...
    Building Skills and Campus Connections
    Madison McEachern is an animal science major who recently won $1,000 from the UNH Entrepreneurial Center’s...
  • Group Aims to Improve Assessment of Athletes’ Physical and Nutritional Health
    Tiana DiBenedetto ‘20, Sophie Kenny ‘20, Madeline Quigley ’20 and Briannah DeLorme ’20 have won first place in the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) undergraduate poster category.
    Group Aims to Improve Assessment of Athletes’ Physical and Nutritional Health
    Tiana DiBenedetto ‘20, Sophie Kenny ‘20, Madeline Quigley ’20 and Briannah DeLorme ’20 have won first place in the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) undergraduate poster category.
  • Learning to do what he loves
    Jake Fisher ‘21 is an applied animal science major from Warner, New Hampshire who raises dairy cattle and competes in cattle competitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
    Learning to do what he loves
    Jake Fisher ‘21 is an applied animal science major from Warner, New Hampshire who raises dairy cattle and competes in cattle competitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
  • Learning to speak for those who can’t
    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...
    Learning to speak for those who can’t
    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...

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