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Friday, 02/12/2016

Granite State Division Society of American Foresters Annual Winter Meeting
Friday, 02/12/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)


8:00 am  Registration & Coffee & Continental Breakfast


9:00 am  New Hampshire Forestry Update


10:15 am  Update on Status of Long-Eared Bat

Emily Preston, NH Fish & Game; Susi von Oettingen, US Fish & Wildlife Service


10:45 am  Break


11:00 am  Business Meeting

Presentation of Officers, Memorials, Review of 2015 Minutes, 2015
Annual Report, Treasurer's Report & Budget, NESAF Report, SAF Council Report, Resolutions

12:00 pm  Lunch & Awards
Tree Farm Awards, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Forester of the Year.

1:30 pm Panel Discussion on Conservation Easements

  • Brian Hotz, Vice President for Land Conservation, Society for the Protection      

        of NH Forests

  • Sue Knight, Technical Program Specialist (Easements), NH Natural
            Resources Conservation Services
  • George Lamprey, Lamprey Appraisals
  • Tom Hahn, Consulting Forester, FORECO LLC.


3:30 pm  Certificates and Adjourn and Safe Travels

4:00 pm  Emerald Ash Borer Detection and Control Options
Optional post meeting tour outside the Grappone Center. Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension and Bill Davidson, NH Division of Forests and Lands

Onlne registration: Here is the registration page.

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  • Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH, 03301

Hot Water Seed Treatment Clinic
Friday, 02/12/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension now has two hot water baths to aid farmers in treating against pathogens in or on seed. Diseases like downy mildew, black rot, bacterial canker, bacterial speck, bacterial leaf spot, early blight, fusarium wilt, Alternaria, leaf mold, tomato mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt are some of the diseases that can be treated with hot water seed treatment.

We can treat your crucifer, carrot, eggplant, lettuce, onion, parsnip, pepper, spinach, tomato, turnip, rutabaga and radish seed.

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  • Hillsborough County UNHCE Office, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, 03045

MC Project Leader Training - Animal Science & Records
Friday, 02/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Project Leader Training - Animal Science & Records

Location TBD

Saturday, 02/13/2016

Rockingham County 4-H Shooting Sports
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (08:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

December 5, 19, January 2, 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 12, 26, April 9, 23. We start at 9:00 AM sharp.

The Junior Rifle and Archery League is an opportunity for girls and boys ages 10 to 18 years old to meet on a regular basis in an indoor controlled safe environment to experience proper and safe firearm handling, and archery instruction. We do indoor rifle .22 and archery.


The Junior Rifle/Archery League program consists of firearm safety, basic rifle and archery shooting skills, and competitive shooting, open to both members and the public. Chester Rod and Gun Club supports our youth program, and without their support this program would not be a success.


The Chester Rod and Gun Club provides all required equipment and ammunition. Use of a participant’s own equipment is permitted contingent upon approval by the Program Officers. All ammunition must be supplied by the Club. 



  • Chester Rod and Gun Club, 99 Rod and Gun Club Road, Chester, NH, 03036

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Coös County UNHCE office building in Lancaster.   Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety. 

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  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Rockingham County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl SPIN Club
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Saturdays: February 13, & 20, March 5 & March 19 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.


Dairy cattle are interesting animals with big personalities. Rockingham County 4-H is offering a four-week Special Interest (SPIN) Club for 4-H members and non-members ages 8-18 who would like to learn more about dairy cattle in a fun environment with other club members.


Youth will learn about dairy cattle breeds, identify body parts, recognize desirable traits, identify stages of life and care, grooming techniques, cost of raising cattle, how to care for dairy animals, and much more. A field trip to a dairy farm is being planned. Knowledge or ownership of dairy cows is not necessary.


Chandler Stevens is a UNH student studying dairy management. She is an active member of the UNH Dairy Club, and the UNH CREAM (Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management) program. While in 4-H, Stevens showed Ayrshire cows and heifers, participated in 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowls, and competed at the National Holstein Convention. She currently breeds and raises her own Ayrshires at her family’s small farm in Massachusetts.

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  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Deering Wildlife Sanctuary Harvest Tour
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Phil Brown (Director of Land Management at NH Audubon), Matt Tarr (Wildlife Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension), Jeremy Turner (Forester, Meadowsend Timberlands), and Wendy Ward (Soil Conservationist, NRCS) for an informative walking tour of an active timber harvest. A timber harvest is being conducted on the Deering Wildlife Sanctuary to diversify wildlife habitat, especially early successional habitats, and to provide foraging resources for wood ducks, beaver, snowshoe hare, and moose, in additional to other species of wildlife.


NH Audubon’s land manager will discuss how different types of management can benefit a diverse assortment of wildlife, including many of our familiar bird and mammal species. Foresters will show you how and why some of these changes are taking shape on the landscape and will discuss the future of the sanctuary’s forests.


Meet at the Deering Wildlife Sanctuary’s upper parking area along Clement Hill Road to carpool to the harvest site along North Road at 9 am. Bring a snack, beverage, snowshoes (if conditions permit), and dress for the weather. Back by noon.



Contact Phil Brown at 224-9909 x 334 or pbrown@nhaudubon.org.

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  • Deering Wildlife Santuary, Clement Hill Road, Deering, NH,

Musquash Field Day 2016
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Join us snow or shine for a FUN FILLED, FRIENDLY DAY!


Explore new trails on snowshoes, skis or mountain bikes; hike to cellar holes; learn winter botony; find out about local wildlife and forestry from our county forester, and enjoy refreshments around an open fire.


Snowshoes will be provided by EMS of Manchester weather permitting.

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  • Musquash Conservation Area, Hickory Hill Drive, Londonderry, NH, 03053

Beach Cleanup
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

All supplies will be provided! Open to the public and great for families, individuals, and groups. Jenness Beach cleanups meet at the sea wall at the entrance to the beach on Route 1A in Rye.


Sign up for cleanups by emailing info@blueoceansociety.org or calling 603-431-0260. Cleanups are held rain or shine. If the weather looks "iffy", check website or call; there will be a message if the cleanup is rescheduled.


  • Jenness Beach, 2280 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH, 03871

Monday, 02/15/2016

Deadline: 2016 Beekeeping Essays due to State 4-H Office
Monday, 02/15/2016 (All day)

(electronically only) 

2016 Essay Topic: “Bees and Pollination. How Important is it?”


Beekeeping has had is five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” Your paper should research and help answer this question.


Survey your community to see what is being done. Include your state in your survey to see if there are any programs they are using for pollination or any other program that could aid the honey bee.


The scope of the research is an essential judging criterion, accounting for 40% of your score. The number of sources consulted, the authority of the sources, and the variety of the sources are all evaluated.


Personal interviews with beekeepers and others familiar with the subject are valued sources of information and should be documented. Sources, which are not cited in the endnotes, should be listed in a “Resources” or “Bibliography” list.



  • UNH Cooperative Extension - Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Milk Pricing and Dairy Policy Workshop
Monday, 02/15/2016 (09:30 AM - 01:45 PM)

Dairy farmers have experienced large swings in milk prices during the last several years. These swings came from variability in international markets and uncertain costs. Individual dairy managers do not have influence over world prices and competitiveness, but each dairy operation has the opportunity to manage price risk. 


Status of the dairy industry, current market situation, milk price outlook, factors that will shape the coming months, as well as longer term issues for dairy markets are the subjects to be discussed at this Risk Management Workshop.


(This workshop will also be presented on February 16th in Concord, NH.)

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  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Cooking Matters for Families
Monday, 02/15/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.


When: Mondays - Jan. 25; February 1, 8, 15, 29; March 7.


  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Tuesday, 02/16/2016

Cooking Matters for Kids
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (All day)

In this six-session program, kids become the chefs and try new foods as they prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves.  Children in grades 3-5 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat.  This program is open for/in participating locations.  The following series are currently filled:

Location 1: Thursdays, January 7 through February 11, 2016

Locations 2: Tuesdays, January 12 through February 16, 2016


Milk Pricing and Dairy Policy Workshop
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (09:30 AM - 01:45 PM)

Dairy farmers have experienced large swings in milk prices during the last several years. These swings came from variability in international markets and uncertain costs. Individual dairy managers do not have influence over world prices and competitiveness, but each dairy operation has the opportunity to manage price risk. 


Status of the dairy industry, current market situation, milk price outlook, factors that will shape the coming months, as well as longer term issues for dairy markets are the subjects to be discussed at this Risk Management Workshop.


(This workshop will also be presented on February 15th in Lancaster, NH.)


To view the brochure go to:



  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.


  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Cooking Matters for Adults
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (01:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

A 6-week cooking and nutrition series for adults. Participants will learn cooking tips, techniques and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class.


When: Tuesdays - January 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1 (snow date).


  • Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, 283 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Sullivan County Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Sullivan County's monthly Advisory Council meeting.

Business meetings scheduled:

Natural Resources, Nov 17, 2015

Agriculture, January 19, 2016

Youth & Family, March 15, 2016


  • Sullivan County UNHCE Office, 24 Main Street, Newport, NH, 03773

Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Business meeting of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council.


Agenda Items:

Program Presentation:  Community and Economic Development presentation by Sue Cagle/Charlie French


Administrative staff attending:  TBA


  • William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Cheshire County Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Program Presentation: Food and Agriculture


  • Cheshire County Old Courthouse, 12 Court St., keene, NH, 03431

Carroll County Advisory Council
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Agenda items:

Staff Evaluations:

Administrative Staff attending:


  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

Wednesday, 02/17/2016

Families Eating Smart and Moving More
Wednesday, 02/17/2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

A Weekly Healthy Eating Series with Snacks!

Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, March 2, 16, 23. 

February 3 - Nutritious Snacks for You and Your Children
February 10 - Healthy Drink Taste Test & Make Your Own “Soda”
February 17 - Incorporate More Fruits and Vegetables into Your Day
March 2 - Understanding Nutrition Fact Labels
March 16 - Staying Healthy
March 23 - Grocery Store Tour ($10 Gift Certificate at completion of tour)

Kitchen utensils and supplies will be distributed weekly to those in attendance. 

This program is for SNAP eligible participants. If you qualify for Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Housing Assistance, or other types of financial assistance, then you qualify to participate at no cost to you.

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  • Cross Roads House, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Data, Maps, Action! What's New in the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan (Portsmouth)
Wednesday, 02/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years and there is a wealth of new data and information! Not to speak of some really great new Wildlife Habitat maps (last updated in 2010) - they have changed!

Join us to learn what's new and how you can use this information to take your wildlife and conservation efforts to the next level. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, a review of the revised wildlife maps, data and information in in the updated plan, and most importantly, provide actions you can take to help NH's wildlife and habitats.

To Register: Follow This Link

Additional Regional Workshop Dates and Locations

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Keene, NH
Snowdate: Tuesday March 15, 2016
Keene Public Library (Heberton Hall), 60 Winter Street, Keene NH
(Co-sponsored by the City of Keene and the Harris Center for Conservation Education)

Wednesday April 13, 2016 - Lebanon, NH
Snowdate: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Kilton Public Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH

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  • Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Physics 4-H SPIN Club
Wednesday, 02/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)


Explore the physical world around you through exciting hands-on activities taught by UNH Manchester Students at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab.

In the Physics SPIN Club, youth will explore the wonders of force, motion, gravity, velocity and acceleration. 

This program is appropriate for youth in grades 4-6

This program consists of six one-hour sessions taking place on Wednesdays from January 27 - March 2


Registration is required. Space is limited.

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  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 02/18/2016

Discovering Your Best Markets for Sales
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

An Agricultural Business Management Event

Thursdays: February 11 and 18, 2016 

This intermediate to advanced short course will walk you through the Business Model Canvas to help you develop marketing growth strategies.

- Value propositions delivered to customers
- Product uniqueness & attributes
- Market segmentation
- Finding customers
- Developing growth strategies
- Forecasting sales
- Dealing with marketing risks


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  • Granite State College - Concord, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

- January 7, 14, 21, February 4, 11, March 10 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- January 30 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop based on the theory and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards to integrate science and engineering practices within the STEM disciplines.


Inquiry Teaching Methods is geared towards K-12 teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning. Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards.


Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing, and discussing with others what results were found.


Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science and engineering practices, including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation, and communicating results. They will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.


All classes will be held in Room 329 at UNH Manchester.


Flyer Registration deadline is January 4.


  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101



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