Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems Spotlight

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. Sian Mooney '20) and Maeve Perrin '21 were two of the students who worked hard helping UNH prepare for the event, which included approximately 130...
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. The students, all of whom compete on the UNH Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) squad,...
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.
Advisor: Dr. Andre F. Brito Research Topic: Applied Nutrition in Dairy Cows Yu(Patrick) Zang, a graduate student of Dr. Brito, is from a northeastern coastal city Qingdao, China. He accepted the undergraduate education from the University of Kentucky and got the master degree from the West Virginia...
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca SidemanResearch Topic: Extending the production seasons of strawberry and spinach in the Northeastern U.S. The primary objective of our season extension research with strawberry is to determine the most effective low-tunnel materials for enhancing yield, season duration, and...
Advisor: Dr. J. Brent Loy Research Topic: Vegetative melon grafting for season extension I grew up on a NH farm and have a deep connection to the earth and wholesome food. I obtained my A.S. in Culinary Arts from Strafford University in VA, and after working in the preparation side of food for 20...
Why did you choose UNH? Although I loved my home in California, I wanted to branch out and live somewhere new, at least for a while. I applied all over the states, but UNH struck a chord with me. The deciding factor when choosing UNH was the equine program. When touring schools, there were programs...
Haylee Colannino '17 was called out for her carrot cake at the 2016 Student Awards Presentation. OK, not only for her carrot cake. Actually, the cake was only a quick mention in a long list of impressive accolades. But apparently it’s very good.
One of Dr. Todd Guerdat's new "recirculating farm greenhouses," which will be used for farm-scale research with aquaponic systems at UNH Kingman Research Farm. They will...
Four students sit outside a high tunnel with cardboard boxes at their feet, breaking the cloves off of garlic bulbs and separating them by size. Some will go to UNH Dining and some will be replanted.
Nutritional epidemiology is the study of the relationship between diet and human health. This course introduces basic concepts and methods in key areas of nutritional epidemiology, and discusses practical considerations related to designing, analyzing, and evaluating population-based nutrition...
Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic...