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Sunday, 02/01/2015

Beef Steers Going to ESE Approval Forms Due
(All day)

Beef Steers going to ESE Approval Forms Due to your County 4-H Office

Link to new Approval Form (now called Intent to Show)

Monday, 02/02/2015

Saving Money at the Grocery Store
(11:00 AM - 01:30 PM)

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

Mindful Me meets Nutrition Ninjas
(03:30 PM - 05:00 PM)

Mondays: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. 

Join us in preparing delicious foods and incorporating mindful practice (paying attention, being present and aware), mind/body exercise, and creative activities such as art and music. Open to Raymond Middle School students.

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  • Iber Holmes Gove Middle School, 1 Stephen Batchelder Parkway, Raymond, NH, 03077

Raising Broilers
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising broilers. Information about breeds, housing, care, costs, predation and much more will be discussed. This talk will not cover butchering.

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  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Tuesday, 02/03/2015

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,

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

Facilitation Laboratory - Practicing for the Unexpected in Public Meetings
(01:00 PM - 03:30 PM)

This training is for those who those who have a role in public meetings: board members, chairs, public officials, planners, administrators, staff and community members.


In the Facilitation Laboratory the actors will do the role play and we will work together to understand the challenges and to identify some best practices for public meetings. We will see real life scenarios and identify practices for managing all aspects of public meetings – including conflict - in a positive and professional manner.


For Registration:  http://conta.cc/1wRMSK7


Registration is requested as space is limited.


The $25 fee may be waived for students and those with financial need.


The Facilitation Laboratory

A training program with University of New Hampshire Theatre PowerPlay Interactive Development, UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Listens.

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  • Primex, 46 Donovan Street, Concord, NH, 03301

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

Thursdays: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10. 

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

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP.


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Staff Evaluations:


Administrative Staff Attending:



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

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

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

Hydrometer Clinic
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Div of Regulatory Services 2015 Hydrometer Clinic

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for any New Hampshire maple producer. An Agricultural Inspector will be available to test the accuracy of hydrometers. In addition, copies of the recently adopted NH Maple Rules will be available as well as information pertaining to the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic

Maple Producers should bring their hydrometer clearly labeled with the owner’s name.


  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

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


  • 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

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, 02/05/2015

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

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 29 - March 5. 

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

Our Ocean Treasure: Exploring Seaweeds of Maine and New Hampshire
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Space is limited, so please Register

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  • Stages at One Washington, One Washington Street, Suite 325, Dover, NH, 03820

Merrimack County Advisory Council Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Agenda: not set yet

Staff evaluations: Program Team Situational Analysis for Merrimack County (Deb Cheever and Thom Linehan)

Staff attending:

Wendy Brock, 4-H Youth Development (not confirmed yet)

Michael Young, Youth & Families (not confirmed yet)


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

Friday, 02/06/2015

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.

Entry and event information

Registration Form


  • Ellis Elementary School, 432 Main Street, Fremont, NH, 03044

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

2 Day Event

Friday February 6, 2015 9am to 6pm

Saturday February 7, 2015 9am to 4pm

Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!


  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Innovative Marketing Options for Small Farms at NH Farm & Forest Expo
(12:30 PM - 04:00 PM)


In today’s competitive business world, marketing both your products and your business is a critical component to your success and helping you stand out from the competition. This workshop will explore marketing options for small (and growing!) agricultural businesses. Topics will include value of marketing plans, finding and utilizing “free” marketing, partnering with other regional businesses to extend your marketing dollar, and more.


Registration includes a ticket to the Farm and Forest Expo Trade Show with pre-registrations received before January 26, 2015 and a copy of “Guide to Marketing Channel Selection: How to Sell through Wholesale & Direct Marketing Channels.”


Level:  Beginner to Intermediate


On-line Registration

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  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 02/07/2015

Merrimack County Public Speaking/Food Show
(All day)

Snow date of Saturday, Februay 14.


  • Merrimack Valley Middle School, 14 Allen Street, Concord, NH, 03301



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