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.

  • 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...
  • An Education that Helps Others
    Nicole Lee ‘17, a nutrition and wellness alumna, is now a WIC nutritionist in Boston and is enjoying UNH vicariously through her brother Anthony, who is a sophomore at the university.
    An Education that Helps Others
    Nicole Lee ‘17, a nutrition and wellness alumna, is now a WIC nutritionist in Boston and is enjoying UNH vicariously through her brother Anthony, who is a sophomore at the university.
  • Preparing for a Career Caring for Animals
    Meet Lucy Williams, a veterinary technology major from Derry, New Hampshire, who knows that veterinary nurses play a significant role in animal care and well being.
    Preparing for a Career Caring for Animals
    Meet Lucy Williams, a veterinary technology major from Derry, New Hampshire, who knows that veterinary nurses play a significant role in animal care and well being.
  • Curriculum builds nutritional knowledge and culinary skills
    The UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is now offering a culinary nutrition and food studies minor that provides practical skill and knowledge building in nutrition and the culinary arts for a wide range of students.
    Curriculum builds nutritional knowledge and culinary skills
    The UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is now offering a culinary nutrition and food studies minor that provides practical skill and knowledge building in nutrition and the culinary arts for a wide range of students.
  • Create Your Own Story (CYOS) Award Recipient
    Amber McElhinney '19 was a UNH Create Your Own Story (CYOS) award recipient for the 2018-2019 academic year. In this video produced by the CYOS team, the equine studies major talks about what she loved most about her UNH experience. 
    Create Your Own Story (CYOS) Award Recipient
    Amber McElhinney '19 was a UNH Create Your Own Story (CYOS) award recipient for the 2018-2019 academic year. In this video produced by the CYOS team, the equine studies major talks about what she loved most about her UNH experience. 

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Professor Charlie Caramihalis instructs a student in the new Culinary Nutrition and Food Studies minor

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