Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
From Sarah Schaier
The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and fiber needs while ensuring clean air, water and thriving ecosystems for future generations. Sustainable agriculture and food systems (SAFS) at UNH is the study of the biological, ecological, economic and social components of agroecosystems.
There is no better way to learn about agriculture and food systems than by doing. That’s why students in SAFS can choose from among many courses that take place in the field, work at the student-run dairy cooperative, and participate in cutting-edge research in aquaponics, aquaculture, hydroponics, plant biology, horticulture, plant breeding, animal and dairy science, and more. Our faculty, farms and facilities offer outstanding opportunities for hands-on experiential learning and research, as well as formal and informal outreach and engagement with stakeholders in our state and region.