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.

  • Accomplished Rider and Coach Interviewed by Sally Batton
    Christina Keim, senior lecturer in the equine studies program and the head coach of UNH's Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Equestrian Team since 2004, was recently featured on the Athletic Equestrian podcast. Keim discusses her early riding life and reveals the inner workings of the UNH IHSA...
    Accomplished Rider and Coach Interviewed by Sally Batton
    Christina Keim, senior lecturer in the equine studies program and the head coach of UNH's Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Equestrian Team since 2004, was recently featured on the Athletic Equestrian podcast. Keim discusses her early riding life and reveals the inner workings of the UNH IHSA...
  • Grad Student Wins Teaching Award
    Sara Murphy is a graduate student in our Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (MSDI) program and recent recipient of UNH's Graduate Student Teaching Award.
    Grad Student Wins Teaching Award
    Sara Murphy is a graduate student in our Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (MSDI) program and recent recipient of UNH's Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Taking Action for the Community
    Liv Thrower is a nutrition major from Windham, New Hampshire.
    Taking Action for the Community
    Liv Thrower is a nutrition major from Windham, New Hampshire.
  • Food insecurity concerns lead to change in major
    Alexandra Papadakis ’21 has long been interested in food. When she started at UNH, she thought that interest would take her in the direction of how it’s grown, harvested, marketed, consumed. Then she started thinking more about hunger.
    Food insecurity concerns lead to change in major
    Alexandra Papadakis ’21 has long been interested in food. When she started at UNH, she thought that interest would take her in the direction of how it’s grown, harvested, marketed, consumed. Then she started thinking more about hunger.
  • Nutrition Degree Became the Foundation of Medical Career
    Daniel Kahn graduated from UNH in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. The only person in his immediate family in the healthcare field, Daniel has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.
    Nutrition Degree Became the Foundation of Medical Career
    Daniel Kahn graduated from UNH in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. The only person in his immediate family in the healthcare field, Daniel has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.

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