NHAES News & Events

NHAES News & Events
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Since its establishment in 1887, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) has pioneered innovative research, nurturing sustainable solutions for agricultural, food, and environmental challenges, enriching every corner of the Granite State. Through pioneering interdisciplinary initiatives and state-of-the-art facilities, NHAES remains dedicated to propelling positive change, empowering communities not only within New Hampshire but also beyond its borders. Below, you'll discover news and information about just some of the NHAES research that has had wide-ranging impacts on agriculture and food production; natural resources protection and conservation; and nutrition, health and wellness across the Granite State and throughout the Northeast.

  • UNH professor Russ Congalton (right) is handed an award from Tim Glynn, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources and Observation Science (EROS) Center.
    Thursday, February 22, 2024
    Each year, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recognize the contributions of satellite or aerial remote sensing innovators with a distinct honor – the William T. Pecora Award. This year, Russ Congalton, a professor of natural resources and the environment with UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, was one of two receipts of the...
  • A young fisher walks across a snowy opening in the forest.
    Monday, February 12, 2024
    New England fisher populations are declining; UNH to study possible causes
    A member of the weasel family, the fisher (Pekania pennanti) lives only in North America and is highly valued for its fur. A combination of habitat loss and over trapping led to the near extinction of the fisher (sometimes referred to as a fisher cat) in the early 1900s. And while trapping limits (two per season in the Granite State) and reintroduction programs have helped bolster their numbers...
  • Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to a group of University of New Hampshire students, faculty and staff.
    Saturday, January 20, 2024
    Sec. Vilsack discusses rural healthcare and local food systems during Granite State stop
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held a town hall in Durham on January 8, during which he spoke to an audience of more than 100 University of New Hampshire faculty, staff, and students as well as agricultural producers, leaders at non-profit organizations, and state and federal agency officials from across the state and region. The Secretary emphasized the importance of the country’s...
  • Map showing New Hampshire’s North Country region.
    Friday, January 12, 2024
    COLSA researchers are making a difference in an economically and culturally significant part of the state
    New Hampshire’s North Country, which stretches north from Lake Winnipesaukee to the Canadian border and encompasses one-third of the state, plays an important role in the state’s economy and culture. In this sparsely populated region, you’ll find many of the distinctive landscapes associated with the Granite State: scenic highways and secondary roads weaving through the White Mountains, plentiful...

Upcoming COLSA & NHAES Events

  • Mar
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Join us for the Careers in Plants, Animals & a.m.p; Agriculture Symposium hosted by the St. Martin Career Exploration Office in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. This event hosts industry professionals with careers in plants, animals, and agriculture; providing an opportunity for students to learn about various internships and job opportunities in these fields. Students also have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with industry professionals.Please chec...
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