New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station

COLSA graduate student working in the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, a part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station

Science for the Public Good:

Locally Inspired. Globally Important.

As the university's first research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station has been an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. We provide unbiased and objective research on sustainable agriculture and foods, horticulture, forest management and related wildlife, the environment, natural resources, and quality of life topics. Our scientists manage more than 50 research projects at any one time, partner with state and regional farmers, growers, and producers, and collaborate with leading scientists worldwide to directly benefit New Hampshire and New England.

 

Your ag experiment station

by the numbers

52

Research projects 
inspired by New Hampshire issues
38
graduate students and postdocs
Training tomorrow's scientists
810
Research farm and forest acres
innovating in the field
304
research dairy cows
leading sustainable food production
$23.8 million
competitive grant funds
Supporting public investments
1,359,711
granite staters
whom we consider our stakeholders

 

 

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A cover photo of the 2021 Inspired Horticultural Research report with a background showing eggplants

The Inspired Horticultural Research Report

Dr. Iago Hale demonstrating kiwiberries

Resilient Agriculture

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Resilient Agriculture

IPM

Insect, Pest, Weed, and Disease Management

A cover photo of the 2021 Inspired Dairy Research report with a background showing cows

The Inspired Dairy Research Report

Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen and student at Thompson Forest site

Climate Science

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Climate Science

Thompson Forest research site

Forest Management

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Forest Management

Jersey cow at organic research farm

Dairy Science

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Dairy Science

Coastal resiliency

Ecosystem Services

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Ecosystem Services

Kingman research farm

Farm Management

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Farm Management

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Food & Agricultural Policy

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Food & Agricultural Policy

Nutrition

Food Nutrition

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Food Nutrition

genetics and genomics

Genetics & Genomics

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Genetics & Genomics

Soil core sample

Soil Management

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Soil Management

Specialty crops

Specialty Crops

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Specialty Crops

Lumpfish research

Sustainable Aquaculture

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Sustainable Aquaculture

Water management

Water Management

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Water Management