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Monday, 01/26/2015

Cheshire County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Administrative Staff Attending:

Jeff Schloss - UNHCE Program Team Leader, Natural Resources

Amy Quellette - UNH Program Team Leader, Food and Agriculture



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

Tuesday, 01/27/2015

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes. 


  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This course is for women who are in the first 10 years of farming.  It is most effective for farmers who have been in production for at least a year or two, but women planning a farming operation have also found it helpful.  It is not a course on production, rather on whole farm planning.  Participants will meet for ten sessions on topics that include goal setting, financial, business, marketing, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility, and planned grazing.  Participants are provided with a mentor and a network of other beginning women farmers.  This program is offered in collaboration with Holistic Management International, and Small and Beginner Farmers of New Hampshire.


Littleton NH Location TBD


Level:  Beginner


  • To Be Determined, NH,

Saving Money at the Grocery Store
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Thursdays: January 13, 20, 27, February 3. 

This four part series includes a grocery tour, and focuses on learning strategies to get the best for less while feeding your family food they enjoy. Open to New Generations participants.

- Session 1: Shop for Value
- Session 2: Shop: Get the Best for Less
- Session 3: Let’s Go Shopping
- Session 4: Plan: Know What’s for Dinner

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  • New Generations - Greenland, 568 Portsmouth Avenue, Greenland, NH, 03840

Cooking Matters for Families
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, you 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.


Tuedays - Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 (snow date)


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

Rockingham County 4-H Horse Leaders Association Meeting
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, no meeting in July.

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

Belknap County Advisory Council Meeting
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda items:


Program Presentation:

Andy Fast - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources


Administrative Staff attending:



  • Belknap County Extension Office, 635 Main St., 3rd Floor, Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 01/28/2015

Merrimack County 4-H Leaders meeting
(All day)


  • Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman Street, East Concord, NH, 03301

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)


Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.


  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills. Participants will evaluate their businesses’ overall financial condition and examine the costs and profitability of individual enterprises. With a handle on production costs, participants will be able to assess their marketing plans and options, revise their product mix, and project next year’s profits and cash flow.   


Level:  Intermediate to Advanced


To apply complete the on-line questionnaire at:  http://tinyurl.com/nbh6nmk

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  • Granite State College, 8 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Family Crashers
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Wednesdays: January 21 - February 18. Information session January 14 at 5:00 PM. 

Are you ready to shake things up in your family? Come to the Family Crashers series at the Greenleaf Recreation Center! Enjoy a fun game or activity as a family after dinner. Weekly prizes and final raffles. Childcare and activities will be offered for children, including cooking for ages 8 and up.

Participate in these engaging and informative parent discusions:
Stress management and self care
- Understanding your child’s development
- Addressing behavior problems in a positive way
- Resolving conflicts and teaching problem solving skills
- Instilling positive values in your kids

Referrals accepted through Operation Blessing.



  • Greenleaf Recreation Center, 195 Greenleaf Avenue, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

FED UP, A Documentary By Katie Couric
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Join Us for a Free presentation - FED UP, A Documentary by producer, Katie Couric.   Before you take another bite, see the film what will change the way you eat forever. 


Fed Up is a must see film for anyone who wants to eat healthier!  The film is rated PG and is intended for middle school students and older.  After the film there will be a Question & Answer period with Nutrition Specialists and Healthcare Providers.


Two Free Screenings for the Whole Community!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm, St Kieran's Community Center, 155 Emery St., Berlin.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Medallion Opera House, 20 Park St., Gorham. 

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Cooking Matters for Teens
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Learn the basics of cooking and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class. Open to all teens.



Wednesdays - Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18 & March 4.



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

Rockingham County 4-H Hippology Coaching
(06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Wednesdays. All 4-H'ers are welcome!


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

Thursday, 01/29/2015

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes. 


  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Brown Bag Lunch: Microplastics
(12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)

Learn about microplastics, where they come from, how they enter the environment, and the impacts they have on Great Bay and New Hampshire's coastal environment. Learn about some current studies being done by New Hampshire Sea Grant, and how we, as community members, can help combat the problem. Presenter: Gabriela Bradt, New Hampshire Sea Grant.

The Great Bay Discovery Center’s Brown Bag Lunch Series provides an opportunity to learn something new from a local expert. All lectures run from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. They are open to the public, and admission is free. No RSVP is required. Beverages will be provided. Please bring a lunch to enjoy while you learn.




  • Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH, 03840

Show Me Nutrition - Nutrition in the Classroom
(01:15 PM - 01:45 PM)

Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, and 12.

In this Nutrition in the Classroom series, 3rd grade youth explore healthy eating and staying active with taste-testing activities and interactive lessons and games. Parents  receive weekly newsletters to reinforce topics.  Open to 3rd grade students at Richards Elementary School.

Cooking Matters for Families
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Thursdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29: February 5, 12. 

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week series for school-age children and their families to come together in the kitchen to learn about healthy eating and the importance of family mealtime. Topics include fast foods, school meal programs, and family dining strategies. 


  • Salem Boys and Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH, 03079

Sheep are Not Goats: Basic animal husbandry education for sheep owners
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This workshop is a 4 part basic animal husbandry education for sheep owners.People can sign up for ONE session of their choice or all four.


Each workshop is presented by Dot Perkins of Merrimack County Extension, who has over 30 years of raising livestock.Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising these wonderful animals.

Class I - January 15, 2015 - Basic information about raising sheep in New Hampshire, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the sheep in mind.


Class II - January 22, 2015 - Nutrition and Health: Feeding your sheep and adding pasture to the mix.


Class III - January 29, 2015 - Lambing and hoof care.


Class IV - February 12, 2015 - Common health problems prevention with an introduction to parasites and their control.

* Snowdate in the event of a canceled class will be February 19, 2015)




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

Friday, 01/30/2015

Entry Deadline for Favorite Foods Festival
(All day)

Do you like to cook? Enjoy tasting other people's favorite recipes? Want to learn more about nutrition or local food? Hope to meet other 4-H'ers in Rockingham County? Come to our Favorite Food Festival, our annual food and nutrition showcase event.

This event is open to all Rockingham County 4-H members. Not a member yet? Contact the Rockingham County 4-H Office 603-679-5616

February 6, 2015 at the Ellis School in Fremont:

  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Set up your Favorite Foods and place setting.
  • 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM - Evaluation of foods by judges.
  • 7:00 PM - Tasting Party begins and voting for your favorite foods.

Event information

Entry Deadline Friday January 30, 2015


First Biennial New Hampshire Sea Grant Research Symposium
(08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

New Hampshire Sea Grant at Work: Connecting Marine Research to Ecosystems, Communities, and Economy


Location: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNH.

(Snow date February 6.) 

This symposium seeks to strengthen the sense of community and integration among NHSG researchers, extension and education staff, students and funded project partners, and share these activities with others interested and invested in the work. It will highlight the research being carried out through recent Sea Grant-funded projects and emphasize the hallmark of Sea Grant-funded work — responsive, relevant, integrated, and engaged. The event will share the stories that come from Sea Grant's efforts to address pressing issues with cross-disciplinary science, education and engagement.




  • UNH, 56 College Rd, James Hall G46, Durham, NH, 03824

Emerald Ash Borer and Community Planning
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)


Conservation Commission Field Training Series

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  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 01/31/2015

NH School and Youth Gardens: Connecting to the Community, Cafeteria, and Classroom
(08:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

Join Ron Christie of UNH Cooperative Extension and Marilyn Wyzga of the Cornucopia Project for a day-long School and Youth Gardens intensive workshop at the 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference.

8:45 AM to 11:45 AM: Short presentations from school and youth garden practitioners who will address community, classroom and cafeteria connections, gardens in afterschool programs, and garden sustainability. Followed by two breakout sessions:
(1) Effective methods for connecting curriculum to the garden using the fundamentals of field investigation and inquiry based learning. 
(2) School Garden 101 - school and youth garden basics on how to get started, materials needed, what to grow, planning, and sustainability.

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM: Small group discussions on topics of participants' choosing. Examples include gardens in non-school settings, community connections, incorporating STEM into gardens, food safety, etc.


CEU credits available.


Register for the 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

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  • Rundlett Middle School, South Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Coös County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


  • North Stratford Town Hall, Town Hall Road, North Stratford, NH, 03590

4-H International Foods Day
(11:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Sullivan County 4-H will hold their annual 4-H International Foods Day on Saturday, January 30, 2015 in the cafeteria of the Newport High School from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


All Sullivan County 4-H Clubs are encouraged to choose a country to study, prepare a meal typically served in that country and perform a skit, song or dance showcasing the cultural aspects of the country. 


  • Newport Middle High School, 243 North Main Street, Newport, NH, 03773



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