Birnstihl joins the Extension Food & Agriculture Team

New program assistant to work on farm food safety and integrated pest management. 

Dan Birnstihl

Dan Birnstihl will be a familiar face on New Hampshire farms soon, as he collects information on client educational needs and implements applied on-farm research.  

Dan comes to Extension with a strong background in agriculture and most recently was the Director of Agricultural Operations at Hip Peas Farm in Hooksett, NH where he designed and managed the 5.5 acre micro-farm.  Dan is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. 

As a farmer, he has been a strong partner with Extension, and has been the recipient of multiple grants for farm development and independent research.  He has a rich and varied background with experience as a Military mechanic, barista and yoga teacher.

“We’re thrilled to have Dan as part of our team,” says Amy Papineau, Food & Agriculture Program Team Leader. “He brings real-world experience, innovation and connections with the agricultural community.”


Landscape and Greenhouse Horticulture Field Specialist
Extension Field Specialist, Landscape Horticulture
Phone: (603) 862-1601
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824