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  • UNH Brewing Science students are using their brewing skills by working in many local breweries. For example, Great Rhythm Brewing Company, Stoneface Brewing Company, Loaded Question Brewing Company, Garrison City Beer Company, Smuttynose Brewery, and Czar’s Brewery all on the Seacoast have students tending bar, cellaring, packaging, and working on production for future beers.  Even California has acquired a former UNH student who is now an assistant brewer at Border X Brewing Company.  Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack has acquired three brewing minor students who are working in both the quality control laboratory and production side of operations.
  • Veterinary Technology 2020 graduate students found work at the following clinics: Amanda Maxwell and Natalia Tellez at Shawme Animal Hospital, Sandwich, MA; Kayley Hoyt and Lucy Williams at Deerfield Veterinary Clinic, Deerfield, NH; and Nadia Daaboul is at Parkway Veterinary Hospital, Roxbury, MA working with 2019 graduate Madysen Delosh.
    There are four UNH Vet Tech alum working at The Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester, NH and they are: Zack Beckwith ’19, Mackenzie Kirk ’19, Jordan Daigle ’17, and Olivia Heghmann ’18.

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  • UNH Scientists Receive $2M Grant to Support Organic Dairy Industry
    “Organic dairy is undergoing a transition. After a decade-long 'boom' cycle, where demand outpaced production, diminished demand for fluid milk and lower pay prices are acute threats to the sustainability of the organic dairy industry here in New England and elsewhere. Given this new reality, the need to enhance production efficiency, feed quality, and milk components has become even more critical to ensuring that organic dairy remains a profitable enterprise,” said


  • Grace Stott (’20) published an article in the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG newsletter, a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her article "Buddhist Approaches to Food Insecurity and Environmentalism" originated from work done during her senior year in Dr. Begis' Critical Issues course (NUTR 780/880).
  • Deerfield Veterinary Clinic has acquired two of our Veterinary Technology students. Both students are Certified Veterinary Technicians.
  • Former UNH Alums Dan (’15) and Marissa Laggis are part of a family-run dairy in Hardwick, Vermont.  The Laggis Brothers Farm has 500 milking Jerseys!  Check out their video as they tell their story behind their farm as well as how they have responded to recent changes in the industry caused by COVID-19.  

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  • Staff and Students wearing flannel shirts

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Station scientist Maria Carlota Dao (left) and research assistant and doctoral student Brandy Moser ‘23G work in Dao’s lab.

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