Department of 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.

  • Dairy science students attend the 2019 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting
    Four UNH dairy science students and Prof. Pete Erickson recently attended the 2019 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Dairy science students attend the 2019 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting
    Four UNH dairy science students and Prof. Pete Erickson recently attended the 2019 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Dairy science students attend the 2019 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting
    Four UNH dairy science students and Pete Erickson recently attended the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) from June 23 to 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The meeting attracted more than 100 students and their advisors along with more than 1800 professionals and guests...
    Dairy science students attend the 2019 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting
    Four UNH dairy science students and Pete Erickson recently attended the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) from June 23 to 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The meeting attracted more than 100 students and their advisors along with more than 1800 professionals and guests...
  • Work at the Intersection of Nutrition Research and Population Health
    Although born in Ottawa, Canada, Caitlin Porter '20G grew up in New Hampshire, which made her especially eager to return to the state and enroll in UNH’s Nutritional Sciences master’s program after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut.
    Work at the Intersection of Nutrition Research and Population Health
    Although born in Ottawa, Canada, Caitlin Porter '20G grew up in New Hampshire, which made her especially eager to return to the state and enroll in UNH’s Nutritional Sciences master’s program after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut.
  • A Champion with a Plan
    When Ryann Terwilliger '21 transferred to UNH from a school with only 1,600 undergrads, she didn’t know what to expect.
    A Champion with a Plan
    When Ryann Terwilliger '21 transferred to UNH from a school with only 1,600 undergrads, she didn’t know what to expect.
  • More Than a Degree
    For Jessica Fury ‘19, an animal science major and Groveton, NH native, graduation will mean saying goodbye to her beloved Jersey cows at the UNH Organic Dairy, but it also means a new opportunity to care for some special creatures in Jefferson, NH.
    More Than a Degree
    For Jessica Fury ‘19, an animal science major and Groveton, NH native, graduation will mean saying goodbye to her beloved Jersey cows at the UNH Organic Dairy, but it also means a new opportunity to care for some special creatures in Jefferson, NH.

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