Director's Message

Jon Wraith

Welcome to the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), located within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire! We encourage you to become more familiar with our background, our mission, and our multiple activities in support of healthy and thriving state, regional and national agriculture and natural resource systems.

NHAES is a research organization created in 1887 as a full partner in the "tripartite mission" of the land grant university system, as explained in our history page. Our supported research efforts contribute to maintaining efficient, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable food, forest, aquaculture and farming systems for New Hampshire and beyond.

We provide multiple excellent field facilities in support of our research and associated outreach and stakeholder engagement programs. As committed partners in the land grant mission, we manage the appropriate use of these facilities for teaching, extension and other activities. NHAES facilities are in large part responsible, along with the College Woods (also managed by COLSA), for maintaining the open, rural feel that we all value for the UNH campus. This is a direct example of the many tangible benefits that thriving agricultural landscapes provide for our state and region.

Please don't hesitate to contact us. We sincerely value your interest, suggestions, and comments.


Dr. Jon Wraith
Director, NH Agricultural Experiment Station
Dean, UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture