UNH Researcher to Discuss Farming and Climate Variability at March 7 Event
John Aber, professor of natural resources at the University of New Hampshire and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will discuss future climate and land use scenarios and provide an overview of UNH's innovative composting and energy capture facility in his keynote address at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Spring Growth Conference Saturday, March 7, 2015.http://colsa.unh.edu/aes/article/nhaes/abermofga
The family of the late Marilynn Rumley ‘52 helped to establish the Marble Scholarship program in 2014, which provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Preference for scholarship awards, granted by Rumley’s estate gift of more than $1.1 million, is given to students from New Hampshire. Meet this year's Marble Scholars.
UNH Recognized for University Research Farms in National Ranking
The University of New Hampshire has been ranked as hosting one of the top 20 sets of university farms in America. UNH has four horticulture, agronomy, and dairy farms, as well as greenhouses, which are centered on teaching, research and outreach. All are facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.
Each turn of season highlights the pastoral campus at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), like a deliberate brush stroke on nature’s canvas. Throughout the year some of the most beautiful scenes take shape among the 250 acres that comprise UNH’s College Woods and encompass the woodlands, streams, and small fields that provide habitat for diverse wildlife. Bequeathed in 1891 by Benjamin Thompson, Jr., College Woods is the University’s oldest and most intensively used land, serving as a living laboratory for students and researchers alike. An equal access trail at the entrance to College Woods provides excellent recreational opportunities for the community-at-large. Story >>>
Biologists studying health of moose population
New Hampshire’s busiest moose checking station was conspicuously not busy Tuesday morning. The small outpost, nestled in the
Kilkenny Valley in Milan, is one of six biologist check stations the
state’s Fish and Game Department staffs during the annual nine-day moose
hunt. With fewer permits issued than in years past, fewer hunters are
bringing moose carcasses to the stations for testing during the week.
The biologists are studying the carcasses to determine the population’s
health and its prospects for survival going forward.