Feb 14, 2015 11:29 AM
UNH makes top 20 list of university farms
The Associated Press
DURHAM (AP) - The University of New Hampshire has made a top-20 list of university farms in the country for its teaching and research.
UNH was ranked No. 20 in the list published by Best College Reviews. It was noted for having an academically centered farming operation.
The rankings are based on factors such as the size of the farm; farm integration with the main campus; farm sustainability; courses taught on the farm; and student and community use of the farm.
The authors noted that the large variety of sites are a crucial part of the university's land-grant heritage, with some elements of agricultural education dating back to 1887. The community is able to use sites such as the Kingman Farm for hiking, mountain-biking, and other recreational activities.