• Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable soil carbon pools. Learn More
  • More whites died than were born in a record high 17 states in 2014 compared to just four in 2004, according to new research supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station. Learn More
  • As New Englanders prepare to sit down to give thanks, their Thanksgiving table may be filled with an abundant supply of delicious, locally and regionally grown foods due to extensive agricultural research conducted by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. Learn More
  • UNH scientists are one step closer to being able to predict when oysters in the Great Bay Estuary may be at risk of being infected with a bacteria that has sickened consumers throughout the Northeast. Learn More
  • The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center and the Organic Dairy Research Farm, both facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, have been awarded a 2015 Gold Quality Award by the Dairy Farmers of America. Learn More

Growing New Hampshire's Agricultural Economy Through Innovation and Partnership

As the university's original research organization, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station has remained an elemental component of New Hampshire's land-grant university heritage and mission since 1887. The initial mandate to the novel system of State Agricultural Experiment Stations was to undertake research of importance to agriculture for New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. We steward federal and state funding to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest management and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics. Our scientists manage approximately 60 research projects at any one time, partner with state and regional farmers, growers, and producers, and collaborate with leading researchers worldwide to grow New Hampshire's agricultural economy.

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The NH Agricultural Experiment Station maintains a firm commitment to equal opportunity of all stakeholders to access our programs, facilities, and information. We strongly encourage and welcome all people, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran’s status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.