Sustainable ag spring seminar series

Researchers will discuss various aspects of sustainable agriculture

The seminar series will include a lecture on developing sustainable aquaculture through aquaponics. The NH Agricultural Experiment Station has an ongoing aquaponics research project at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses. (Courtesy Photo)

DURHAM, N.H. — The NH Agricultural Experiment Station will host a spring seminar series featuring distinguished researchers who will discuss various aspects of sustainable agriculture, with the first seminar set for Monday, March 6, 2017. The seminars are free and open to the public, and will be held from 1:10 to 2 p.m. in James Hall, Room 46.

The following guest speakers and topics are scheduled:

  • March 6: Chuck Nicholson, Penn State, “Environmental and Economic Impacts of Localizing Food Systems:  An Empirical Analysis of Dairy Supply Chains in the Northeastern United States”
  • March 20: Michel Cavigelli, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD, “Long-Term Agricultural Research at the Farming Systems Project”
  • March 27: William Tracy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Breeding Sweet Corn for Organic Systems”
  • April 3: Michael Timmons, Cornell University, “Developing Sustainable Aquaculture Through Aquaponics: Reflecting on 30 Years of Recirculating Aquaculture Research”
  • April 10: Dewayne Ingram, University of Kentucky, “Analyzing Landscape Plant Production Systems and their Potential Environmental Impact and Cost using Life Cycle Assessment”

For additional information, please contact Anita Klein, NH Agricultural Experiment Station faculty fellow, at Information on parking is available at

This seminar series is supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, through joint funding of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the state of New Hampshire; UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture; and Celebrate 150: The Campaign for UNH.

Founded in 1887, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is UNH’s original research center and an elemental component of New Hampshire’s land-grant university heritage and mission. We steward federal and state funding, including support from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest management, and related wildlife, natural resources and rural community topics.We maintain the Woodman and Kingman agronomy and horticultural research farms, the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, and the Organic Dairy Research Farm. Additional properties also provide forage, forests and woodlands in direct support to research, teaching, and outreach.

The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.

–UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

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