New Hampshire 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.

Developing innovative research supported by essential funds from the U.S. Congress and New Hampshire State Legislature.

  Conducting research, training new researchers, and communicating novel solutions across New Hampshire communities.
 
people,
Places,
Programs
 
 
Leveraging essential support to secure additional research funds from federal and state agencies and industry partnerships.   Managing two crop farms, two dairies, greenhouses, and farm services operations to support the diverse, practical, forward-looking research. 

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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

 

 

Recent Stories

Researchers will use drone-based Light Detection and Ranging to identify and predict forest features critical for snowshoe hare and American marten in the Northern Forest.

UNH Researchers Receive Grants to Address Forestry Priorities of Granite State

UNH Researchers Receive Grants to Address Forestry Priorities of Granite State

Innovative NH Research Explores How Forests Respond to Drought, Changing Migration Patterns During...

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Luke Hydock, manager of the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, has been honored with a 2021 Dean's Award for Distinction.

Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Manager Honored with 2021 Dean’s Award for Distinction

Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Manager Honored with 2021 Dean’s Award for Distinction

Hydock Facilitated Construction of $2.6M Greenhouse Addition...

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Scientists will discuss their research findings about improving colostrum quality and quantity at a Dairy Research Field Day Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Improving Colostrum in Dairy Cows is Focus of UNH Dairy Research Field Day June 15

Improving Colostrum in Dairy Cows is Focus of UNH Dairy Research Field Day June 15

Colostrum, the first milk calves drink, is essential to building the immune systems of the calves,...

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Dr. Iago Hale demonstrating kiwiberries

Resilient Agriculture

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Resilient Agriculture

IPM

Insect, Pest, Weed, and Disease Management

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

Capital building, Washington d.c.

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