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.


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.

About the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems department

  • 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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  • UNH nutrition and dietetics master's student Anthony Kyriakides ‘25G
    An Interest in Educating Others
    Anthony Kyriakides a master’s student in the nutrition and dietetics program. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in dietetics and applied nutrition from Johnson & Wales University.
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  • UNH doctoral candidate Brandy Moser
    At the intersection of nutrition, health and the gut microbiome
    Brandy Moser '26G is a nutritional sciences doctoral candidate from Northampton, Pennsylvania.
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