Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Thompson School of Applied Science
The Thompson school veterinary technology program offers low-cost veterinary care to qualifying pet owners during the academic year. We serve residents of the Somersworth and Dover Housing Authorities and other qualifying low-income pet owners. The on-campus veterinary clinic is managed and operated by students under the supervision of licensed veterinary professionals.
The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering has extensive facilities and support units that serve its marine education, research and outreach programs.
Summer teaching and research facilities operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University support intense, hands-on college credit courses and internships ranging from field marine biology to underwater research, forensics, and marine vertebrates.
With almost 700,000 specimens and growing, the UNHC is the largest arthropod depository and research collection in northern New England. Over 12,000 species are represented from different regions of New England, featuring many specimens collected from the White Mountains. The UNHC is part of the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and is dedicated to preserving the rich historical information encompassed by the collection and committed to acquiring new specimens and resources useful to the UNH Department of Biological Sciences and greater scientific community.
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
The UNH Composting Facility is a collaborative effort among several UNH partners. It was initiated in the early 2000's as a partnership of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Office of Sustainability (within COLSA at that time), NH Agricultural Experiment Station and UNH Dining Services. It has undergone upgrades and expansion to provide an efficient operation supporting the effective management and utilization of nutrients and enhancement of soil health. It provides opportunities for teaching, research and outreach on sustainable reuse of farm and food wastes, and is thereby consistent with COLSA/NHAES's regional and national leadership in sustainable agriculture and food systems, and our network of partnerships to maximize impacts and benefits to our stakeholders.
Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
Serving the UNH Community as a facility for Research, Education and Sustainable Lumber Production since 1968. All lumber is sustainably harvested from university land by Thompson School of Applied Science students in the Forest Technology program as part of their hands-on curriculum of study.
Natural Resources and the Environment
The primary activities at this farm are research, teaching, and outreach on the production of horticultural and ornamental crops. Recent and ongoing research projects include efforts in the areas of Integrated Pest Management (efforts to reduce dependence on pesticide applications), pollinator habitat assessment, use of high tunnels to hasten and extend the growing season for fruits and vegetables, the use of reflective plastic mulches to increase per-acre yields of vegetables, overwintering onions using nonheated low tunnels, evaluation of seedless table grape varieties, and the establishment of the most expansive kiwiberry breeding research project in the nation.