Field Management Overview

The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station serves the entire state through the research and outreach conducted by our scientists and support staff. As part of those efforts, the NHAES maintains several fields that contribute to the operations and success of our scientists’ research, graduate and undergraduate student training, and our community’s recreational opportunities. Several of the fields are used to produce hay and corn crops—with conventional and organic production approaches—that are used as feed for the approximately 300 dairy cows at the university’s research and teaching dairies and approximately 30 horses at the UNH equine facility.

The NHAES staff is committed to ensuring the management of our agricultural operations follows best practices and scientifically sound guidance to assure the joint goals of animal feed production for our agricultural research endeavors and environmental sustainability related to feed production activities. We constantly strive to learn, innovate, ensure and educate about sustainable field management practices. The NHAES Farm Field Management Overview below provides an in-depth description of the best management practices that our staff adopts and follows.