UNH Celebrates Contributions of Researcher Brent Loy Oct. 3

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kingman Farm
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Lori Wright
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J. Brent Loy, professor emeritus of plant biology and genetics, and a researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will be honored at a special twilight celebration Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, recognizing his 50 years of research and innovation at the University of New Hampshire.

The celebration will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kingman Research Farm in Madbury. To RSVP for the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twilight-celebration-of-50-years-of-research-and-innovation-tickets-36187088556.

Loy’s experiment station-funded work, which has largely taken place at the experiment station’s Kingman Research Farm, Woodman Horticultural Research Farm and Macfarlane Research Greenhouses, has resulted in more than 60 new varieties of squash, pumpkins, gourds, and melons sold in seed catalogs throughout the world and represents the longest continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America. Loy is responsible for 29 percent of UNH's cumulative royalties earned since 1999.

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