Teaching & Research Facilities

Biological Sciences, Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
College Woods Paul Bunyan tree
College Woods is located on the west side of the main campus. It comprises approximately 250 acres of woods, streams, and small fields. College Woods is the oldest and most intensively used University property for education, research and recreation. It is not uncommon to see walkers, runners, and classes all in one brief stroll through the woods. Learn More
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center
This NHAES/COLSA facility is representative of a typical New England Dairy operation, thereby developing new knowledge and management expertise geared directly to many state and regional stakeholders. It houses about 90 milking-age cows and approximately 70 growing, replacement animals. Included in that number is the 20-cow, student-managed CREAM herd (CREAM is the acronym for Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management), with the remaining animals devoted primarily to research in the area of dairy nutrition and reproductive biology. The facility relies heavily on student labor - during the academic year there are typically about 40 students working part-time at the farm at any given time, either as hourly employees or as participants in the CREAM program. In addition to its primary research focus, the farm receives large numbers of visitors and hosts a number of public programs each year (e.g., School to Farm Days). Milk production currently averages about 26,000 to 27,000 pounds per cow per year for the CREAM and research herds. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
Kingman Research Farm
A research facility primarily focused on horticultural and agronomic crops, wildlife management, and a part of the Great Bay oyster renovation effort. The farm is the site for the extensive cucurbit breeding program, the longest-running such program in North America, and emerging research on sustainable forage production, agricultural soils, and pollination services. The farm contributes forages for the dairy and equine programs. Daily operations are carried out by the Kingman Farm staff. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
Macfarlane Greenhouses
The facility provides highly controlled environments for a diversity of research projects, including ornamental and food crop breeding, sustainable ornamental plant nutrition and development, aquaculture, biological pest control, bioremediation, and plant genetic diversity as well as instructional activities. The greenhouse environments are monitored and precisely regulated through a computer-based control system that creates a sustainable growing environment through the conservation of heat, electricity, water and fertilizer, and increased plant resistance to insect pests and diseases. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Thompson School of Applied Science
blue-spotted lizard
Research farms and greenhouses offer outstanding opportunities for hands-on teaching and experiential learning about sustainable agriculture by graduate and undergraduate students within UNH academic programs, and formal and informal outreach and engagement with stakeholders of our state and region. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, Thompson School of Applied Science
NHVDL Building
The NHVDL assists the NH Commissioner of Agriculture and State Veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. We contribute to the academic, research and outreach missions of the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
Organic Dairy Aerial Photo
The Organic Dairy Research Farm is operated by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and represents the first of its kind at a land-grant university. It is intended to help the University of New Hampshire explore opportunities for regional dairy producers through research. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Thompson School of Applied Science
PAWS lab work
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. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
UNH Sawmill
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. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
Field of wildflowers
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. Learn More