New Hampshire Coordinator
Seth Wilner coordinates the SARE program at the University of New Hampshire. He joined UNH Cooperative Extension in August of 2000. His program specialty areas include soil fertility and nutrient management, agronomic research on farms, strategic whole farm planning and marketing, and water quality issues. Seth is a strong advocate of community development principals and believes deeply in grassroots issue identification and voluntary implementation of practices to address pressing societal concerns. He joined the Peace Corps in 1991 and lived in a village in Senegal, West Africa, where he developed his passion for agriculture, working with village farmers and market vendors.
He completed a MS degree in Soil Science and Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin. After getting his degree he worked to develop a computer model to help potato farmers manage their nitrogen inputs, and then took a position as County Educator with the University of Wisconsin Extension System. As a county educator, Seth worked closely with county residents, local government officials, and various agencies and citizen groups to address a broad array of subjects and issues. He assisted local governments in their efforts to improve ordinances regulating metallic mining, forestry and zoning practices. He also worked with communities, businesses and non-profit organizations on strategic planning and implementation.
In addition to these responsibilities, Seth taught the Master Gardener Program, helped establish a local Farmers' Market and developed a number of educational materials pertaining to shore land restoration, nutrient management and soil fertility.