Kingman Research Farm

Credit: UNH Drone/Communications and Public Affairs

NOTICE (3/17/2020): For safety reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to our NHAES farms and greenhouses has been temporarily restricted to employees and essential research staff only. There will be no exceptions, as this is a UNH-wide decision made in order to protect our employees and our public. Thank you for understanding.

Evan Ford, 603-868-2345


Smooth Operator, one of Brent Loy's summer squashes.
Credit: High Mowing Organic Seeds

The 360-acre Kingman Research Farm is located in Madbury, about two miles from the Durham campus. Its primary function is as a research facility, with current projects including research on horticultural and agronomic crops, wildlife management, and a part of the Great Bay oyster renovation effort. The farm also has been the site for J. Brent Loy's extensive cucurbit breeding program, the longest-running such program in North America. Part of the farm contributes forages for the dairy and equine programs.

This farm also is the site of a new greenhouse aquaculture research facility. A large portion of this farm is forested and it is used extensively by the community for hiking, mountain-biking and other recreational activities. UNH Cooperative Extension uses the Farm for demonstration and to extend new information to growers and the public as quickly as possible.

Directions: Kingman Research Farm is located on Knox Marsh Road (Rt. 155), across from the Madbury Police and Fire Department, 3.1 miles from the Durham campus.