Professor Aber describing the compost operation at the Organic Dairy Farm to a group of visitors.


At the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, many of our faculty are involved, and often lead, initiatives to share knowledge, research and resources with citizens in New Hampshire, the region and beyond. We are constantly looking for ways our work can serve and improve lives and our world. COLSA students also have opportunities via internships and work study positions to be involved in this important work.


  • The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NHDVL) provides a range of diagnostic services and information to veterinarians in New England and state agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, NH Fish and Game Department, and state and local law enforcement agencies. The NHVDL also participates in the increased surveillance by state and federal agencies of certain animal diseases associated with international trade and bioterrorism.


  • UNH Cooperative Extension brings trusted, research-based information and education to New Hampshire communities to help individuals, businesses, and communities more successful and its natural resources healthy and productive. A number of COLSA faculty have designations within Extension and play an important role in the organization’s outreach efforts.


  • The Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas manages the university's woodlands and natural areas to provide areas for education, research, and recreation for students and citizens of New Hampshire and beyond. UNH has four main properties for many types of recreational use. The larger community can also apply to use the office’s resources for research and education.


  • The Water Quality Analysis Laboratory (WQAL) provides high-quality, reasonably priced analyses in support of research projects conducted by scientists, students, government agencies, private companies, and watershed groups from throughout the university, state and nation.