Nathan Adams ‘20

Third Generation Dairy Farmer Takes His Knowledge to a New Level
UNH Applied Animal Science major Nathan Adams '20

Following graduation, Nathan Adams ’20 will be joining his father at his family’s 515-cow diary farm in Westmoreland, NH. And when he goes, he’ll be taking with him the specialized knowledge he’s acquired thanks to the Thompson School’s Applied Animal Science program.

COLSA: Looking back on your time at UNH so far, what are you most proud of and why?

Nathan Adams: I am most proud of what I learned in Professor Drew Conroy’s intro to dairy herd management class. It took my hands on knowledge from farm experience and brought it to a whole new level.

COLSA: What motivates you?

Adams: My families dairy farm, in hard economic times I’m hoping to learn things I can progressively take back to make the farm more efficient

COLSA: Why did you choose your major?

Adams: I want to take over our family farm someday.

COLSA: Any advice for students interested in your major?

Adams: Try to get an internship or work at an agriculture facility before college. Just having basic background really helps apply the knowledge to what your interests are.

COLSA: What are you planning to do after graduation?

Adams: Go to work for my dad alongside my brother at the farm How is your experience at UNH preparing you to achieve your goals? Pushing me to find new ways to motivate myself as well as learning updated techniques to bring back to the farm.

COLSA: What do you love most about UNH?

Adams: The history of UNH is rooted in agriculture. I think the courses and opportunities here do a great job giving students an understanding of what it really takes to be a dairy farmer.

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