News & Events

  • Wed, 06/07/2017

    NH1: NH 4th-graders travel to UNH to learn how to grow food, care for animals

    Over 1,000 Rockingham and Strafford County fourth-graders headed to the University of New Hampshire's Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center this week to experience various farming events.
  • Wed, 06/07/2017

    Nature: Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails

    Thanks largely to people like New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Dr. John Litvaitis, professor emeritus of the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, there has been a sea change in attitudes regarding New England cottontails.
  • Mon, 06/05/2017

    Meet Your Milk at UNH Open Barn June 17

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Granite State Dairy Promotion invite the public to come “meet your milk” at the UNH Open Barn Saturday, June 17, 2017. The annual statewide event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tue, 05/30/2017

    UNH Welcomes Nearly 1,000 Fourth-Graders to Fairchild Dairy June 6-8

    niversity of New Hampshire will welcome nearly 1,000 area school children to the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center for the 30th School-To-Farm Days June 6 to 8, 2017. This educational opportunity is sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, NH Agriculture in the Classroom, and the Rockingham and Strafford County Farm Bureaus, and strives to teach Granite State youths about the importance of agriculture in the state.
  • Fri, 05/26/2017

    Fosters: UNH to Celebrate Pollinators

    The University of New Hampshire will kick off National Pollinator Week Day with its Pollinator Appreciation Day Monday, June 19, 2017. The event includes a Pollinator Open House and Twilight Meeting/Research Field Day at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a research site for the first assessment of the Granite State’s native bee species.
  • Mon, 05/22/2017

    ABC News: Bevy of bobcats: Thriving animals poised as next urban pest

    As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk.
  • Mon, 05/22/2017

    UNH Kicks Off National Pollinator Week with Pollinator Appreciation Day June 19

    The University of New Hampshire will kick off National Pollinator Week with its Pollinator Appreciation Day Monday, June 19, 2017. The event includes a Pollinator Open House and Twilight Meeting/Research Field Day at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, home to the UNH Bee Hotel, extensive wildflower plantings, and a research site for the first assessment of the Granite State’s native bee species.
  • Mon, 05/15/2017

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Celebrates 2017 UNH Graduates

    After working side-by-side with their faculty mentors for years, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire celebrates 2017 graduates who have conducted experiment station-funded research. For some, graduate school is the next step; others will move on to their first jobs. For all, their experience working as a student researcher supported by the experiment station was meaningful, and sometimes, life changing.
  • Wed, 05/10/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz

    New England bee enthusiasts will head to Ossipee in mass for the 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab. The event takes place at the Ossipee Pine Barrens June 23-25, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
  • Tue, 05/09/2017

    Garden Center Magazine: UNH Bee Lab hosting 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz

    New England bee enthusiasts will head to Ossipee for the 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab. The event takes place at the Ossipee Pine Barrens June 23-25, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
  • Mon, 05/08/2017

    UNH Bee Lab Hosts 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz in Ossipee June 23-25

    New England bee enthusiasts will head to Ossipee in mass for the 2017 New England Bee Bioblitz organized by the University of New Hampshire Bee Lab. The event takes place at the Ossipee Pine Barrens June 23-25, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
  • Wed, 05/03/2017

    New York Times: 5 New Truffle Species Identified in New Hampshire

     They aren't the type you'd sprinkle over pasta. But University of New Hampshire researchers have found five new truffle species.
  • Mon, 05/01/2017

    NH Agricultural Experiment Station Welcomes USDA Forestry Leader

    The NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire recently welcomed Dr. Catalino Blanche, national program leader in the Division of Environmental Systems with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Blanche provides national leadership for forestry and research programs related to the production, protection, and utilization of forest resources, including for the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Program.
  • Wed, 04/26/2017

    Morning Ag Clips: 5 new truffle species identified

    University of New Hampshire researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have identified and described five new truffle species, including two that have been found only in New Hampshire. Although these “deer truffles” are not considered the prized gourmet edibles, they are a key food source for animals and play an important role in forest health. - See more at: https://www.morningagclips.com/5-new-truffle-species-identified/#sthash....
  • Mon, 04/24/2017

    UNH Researchers Identify Five New Truffle Species

    University of New Hampshire researchers supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have identified and described five new truffle species, including two that have been found only in New Hampshire. Although these “deer truffles” are not considered the prized gourmet edibles, they are a key food source for animals and play an important role in forest health.
  • Tue, 04/18/2017

    Union Leader: Every Day is Earth Day: UNH Scientists Make a Career of Caring for the Earth

    Earth Day may come just once a year, but for scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, every day is Earth Day. Experiment station scientists work to care for the Earth’s resources, conducting leading ecological research in a diverse range of areas. 
  • Mon, 04/17/2017

    Every Day is Earth Day: UNH Scientists Make a Career of Caring for the Earth

    Earth Day may come just once a year, but for scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, every day is Earth Day. Experiment station scientists work to care for the Earth’s resources, conducting leading ecological research in a diverse range of areas.
  • Mon, 04/10/2017

    Long-Time Experiment Station Researcher Honored

    Long-time NH Agricultural Experiment Station Researcher William McDowell has been named the 2017 Distinguished Professor at UNH. The purpose of the Distinguished Professor Award “is to identify and honor longstanding members of the faculty. This singular universitywide award will be given each year to the faculty member whose overall record of excellent teaching, caring about students, devotion to the university community, and substantial record of scholarly achievement exemplifies what we would call a ‘distinguished career.’”
  • Fri, 03/31/2017

    Fosters: UNH greenhouse gives glimpse of spring

    The University of New Hampshire is offering this weekend, an antidote to the apparent March going out like a lion snowstorm.
  • Fri, 03/24/2017

    Scientists to Discuss Latest Research at UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses March 31

    Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss their latest research at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at a Research Field Day Friday, March 31. The event, which will be held as part of the UNH Spring Greenhouse Open House, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
  • Tue, 03/21/2017

    U.S. News and World Report: UNH Project Looks at Invasive Plant Species, Forest Threat

    A University of New Hampshire research project will assess the status and distribution of invasive native plant species throughout the state that pose the greatest threat to its forests.
  • Mon, 03/20/2017

    UNH Scientist Takes Aim at Invasive, Non-Native Plants Threatening NH’s Forests

    Invasive, non-native plants have a significant detrimental impact on Granite State forests. A new research project funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire will assess the status and distribution of invasive plant species throughout New Hampshire that pose the greatest threat to the state’s forest systems, with the goal to help foresters and landowners minimize the risk of invasive plants to the state’s economically important forests.
  • Thu, 03/16/2017

    NH Magazine: UNH Is Making Your Food Smarter

    Farming may be old-school, but at the University of New Hampshire, it’s a science.
  • Thu, 03/16/2017

    Fosters: UNH greenhouses open house set for March 31-April 1

    Learn how to make an aquaponics system using household materials at the spring open house of the University of New Hampshire's Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1 in Durham.