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Students
  • Four students have been selected to go to Peru during J-term (January 2019), including our ANFS work study and Junior Nutrition & Wellness major, Taylor Zupo. It’s an agricultural exchange program between UNH and Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza de Amazonas in Chachapoyas Peru. The course (SAFS 795 - Special Topics) will expose students to different cultures, vegetable and flower production systems using high tunnels, and increase Spanish communication skills. We will examine crop diversity and learn about traditional Andean agriculture. Visits to regional farms, markets, and agriculture research stations will provide a broad overview of agriculture’s role in Peruvian society in Northeastern Peru. The region’s rich ancient history will also be explored with visits to some important archaeological sites. The course runs from January 2nd – January 16th and consists of Senior Lecturer Andrew Ogden and four competitively selected students.
Faculty
  1. Nancy Whitehouse, Research Assistant Professor in ANFS, recently published a paper in Progressive Dairyman.  The article is about balancing diets for amino acids and what effects that has on improving milk production and health of Dairy cows. Some of the work sited was done at the University of New Hampshire at the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, showing that when the diet was balanced for methionine, a limiting amino acid in most dairy cows diets, there was an improvement in milk protein and milk fat percent. Methionine fed to cows before calving improved the transition from pregnancy to milking, by increasing dry matter intake and decrease metabolic diseases. So overall balancing diets for amino acids is beneficial to the dairy industry by increasing milk component production and improving dairy cow health.
Alumni
  •  Peter Kane ('18) started managing the Farm to You NH high tunnels and half-acre field adjacent to the Fairchild Dairy in 2016, while he was still an undergrad. For more information on Peter, click here.
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