Sustainable agriculture series set for UNH

DURHAM — The NH Agricultural Experiment Station will host a spring seminar series at the University of New Hampshire featuring distinguished researchers who will discuss various aspects of sustainable agriculture.

The first seminar is set for Monday, March 6. 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.

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