Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems Spotlight

Finding Her Niche, Following Her Passion
Kaitlyn LeClair ’19 rode Morgan horses for 10 years before she arrived at UNH and discovered her love of the breed displaced by a new interest: cows.
Third Generation Dairy Farmer Takes His Knowledge to a New Level
Following graduation, Nathan Adams ’20 will be joining his father at his family’s 515-cow diary farm in Westmoreland, NH.
A Change that Made Everything Clear
Alyssa Wilson didn’t grow up planning to become a veterinary technician. In fact, she says, she hated the idea.  Find out why she changed her mind.
A Sailor at the Helm
This well-rounded student from Boston is will be graduating with her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in May and entering COLSA's four-year Animal Science program in the fall. 
Experience Makes Her Stand Out
Amber McElhinney ’19 had to switch her major from equine studies: equine science option to chemical engineering for a semester before she realized that she was where she belonged all along. 
Promoting the connection between good food and health
Taylor Zupo ‘20 recently returned from Chachapoyas, Peru where she and three other UNH students spent January term in an agricultural exchange program at Universidad Nacional Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza de Amazonas.
Hard work and passion lead to success
Ashley Bruns '19 believes in the value of goals. "Set goals for yourself," she says. "And when you achieve them, set more."
Senior looks ahead to veterinary school and a career helping animals
Rachel Friedland is currently deciding which veterinary school she’d like to attend following her graduation in May, 2019.
Recent grad didn’t go far to find a rewarding job
Pete Kane ’18 started managing the Farm to You NH high tunnels and half-acre field adjacent to the Fairchild Dairy in 2016, while he was still an undergrad.
Students work together to prepare for the big event
UNH hosted the USEA/USEF-recognized horse trials on Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30. This is UNH's 47th year hosting the trials.
Students volunteer at NEDA for team fundraiser
A group of riders from the UNH equestrian team recently volunteered at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival of Dressage at HITS Saugerties in New York as part of a team fundraiser.
Accomplished researcher and educator brings strong background in sustainable farming systems
Find out what David Mortensen thinks about his new role at COLSA, what lead him to his career as a researcher and educator, and why finding sustainable ways to feed the world is more important than ever.