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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.


Website

Location

  • 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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Location

  • 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.

Location

  • 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:

http://extension.unh.edu/events/files/288A850C-5056-A432-4FA11DA0C484EAA3.pdf

Location

  • 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.

Location

  • 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).

Location

  • 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

Location

  • 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 Charlie French

 

Administrative staff attending:  TBA

Location

  • 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

Location

  • 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:

Location

  • 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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Location

  • 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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Location

  • 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

Register 

Registration is required. Space is limited.

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Location

  • 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.

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

Registration 

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Location

  • 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.


Website 

Flyer Registration deadline is January 4.

Location

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

Cooking Matters for Kids
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

three children cookingThursdays: January 14 - February 18. 

We'll engage kids in a series of cooking classes designed to empower them to make their own tasty meals and snacks at home. They will also learn how to make smart choices wherever they go – at school, out to eat, or at the store.

Website

Location

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

MC Junior Leaders Meeting
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (06:45 PM - 09:00 PM)

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Location

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

Friday, 02/19/2016

Deadline: Horse Cover/T-Shirt Contest Designs Due to State 4-H Office
Friday, 02/19/2016 (All day)

(Or may be brought to Horse Advisory Meeting on 2/21.)

Website

Location

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

Deadline: Grafton County 4-H Food Show - Registrations Due
Friday, 02/19/2016 (03:30 PM - 03:35 PM)

Registrations for the Grafton County 4-H Food Show and Public Speaking events are due to the office in North Haverhill by 3:30pm.  (The event will take place March 5.  Snow date is March 12, 2016)

Location

  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Deadline: Grafton County 4-H Public Speaking - Registrations Due
Friday, 02/19/2016 (03:30 PM - 03:35 PM)

Registrations for the Grafton County 4-H Food Show and Public Speaking events are due to the office in North Haverhill by 3:30pm.  (The event will take place March 5.  Snow date is March 12, 2016)

Location

  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Carroll County 4-H CAD Work Night
Friday, 02/19/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

4-H CAD Work Night.

Location and time to be determined.

Basic Goat Production 5-Day Workshop
Friday, 02/19/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Dot Perkins, Merrimack County, UNHCE Food and Agriculture Livestock Field Specialist, will be presenting a 5-day Basic Goat Production Workshop. You can sign up for just one class, two, three or all 5 classes.

Class I - January 21, 2016:
Basic information about raising goats for meat or milk in New Hampshire; behavior, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the goat in mind.

Class II - January 28, 2016:
Nutrition 101: Feeding the doe, doeling, buck, buckling, or market kid, adding pasture to the mix.

Class III - February 11, 2016:
Health: What's normal? Common health problems.

Class IV - February 19, 2016:
Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care.

Class V - February 25, 2016:
Milk production, milking techniques, milk handling from barn-to-kitchen with food safety in mind.

 

Register 

 

If you are unable to register on-line, please complete the form on the attached flyer and mail with a check made payable to: UNH Cooperative Extension and mail to:


UNHCE Business Service
Basic Goat Production/Event #19101
59 College Road, Taylor Hall
Durham, NH 03824

 

Light refreshments will be provided at each class.

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Location

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

Saturday, 02/20/2016

State 4-H Horse Advisory Committee Meeting
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (All day)

State 4-H Horse Advirosry Committee meeting/work day

Location

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303


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