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Tuesday, 01/13/2015

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. 

Location

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

QuickBooks for Farmers
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This four session course will teach producers how to use QuickBooks to manage their farm financial records. Learn how to set up the software, create invoices, enter payments, write checks to pay bills, and produce reports to monitor business performance. Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit tax and record specialists will lead the instruction at their respective sites. Please contact the Farm Credit Association office in your area for information on financial assistance.

 

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Location

  • Granite State College, 27 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH, 03743

Using Tags to Manage 4-H Events on the UNHCE Calendar
(01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

Joe Drake and Steve Judd will discuss using keywords on the UNHCE Events calendar to help you create a customized calendar for your county 4-H program.

 

The meeting will be held via link and will be recorded. 

 

Meeting URL: Join Lync Meeting

If would like to receive an Outlook calendar invitation for the meeting, please email Steve Judd.

 

See the Rockingham County 4-H page to see an example of the embedded list of events.

Here is an example of using a keyword in action: Rockingham County 4-H Events Calendar

Location

  • Webinar Online, 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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Location

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

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Inquiry
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) STEM Field Specialists are offering a workshop based on the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning within the STEM disciplines.

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 including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results.  They will conduct an inquiry investigation of their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into inquiry based activities.

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

4-H Foundation of Merrimack County Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wednesday, 01/14/2015

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

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 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:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

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.

Location

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

NH Small Family Farm Conference - Keeping the Farm in the Family
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

This risk management workshop will focus on farm estate & business succession planning.

 

Program

  • Getting the Process Started: Importance of Communication, Seth Wilner, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Estate Planning: Essential Documents, Property Ownership, Wills, Trusts & Minimizing Costs, Kathryn Williams, KSW Law
  • Farm Succession: Developing Managerial Skills & Transferring Business Property, Michael Sciabarrasi, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Farm Succession: Lease Agreements & Use of Business Entities for Business Tranfer, Steven Goss, Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. 
  • Managing Business Transfer Risks: Insurance Decisions & Retirement Income, Michael Sciabarrasi, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Social Security Income: What You Need to Know about Retirement Benefits & Medicare, Kenneth Barron, Social Security Administration

 

Online registration is available until January 12, 2015.

 

 

Location

  • Holiday Inn - Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Farm Estate and Business Succession Planning - Small Family Farm Conference
(09:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

Learn estate planning techniques that will preserve assets for your heirs and transfer ownership and management of your farm business to successors. We’ll familiarize you with the necessary legal documents and help you get started with this process. It’s never too early to address family and business goals and objectives.  

 

Level:  Beginner to intermediate

 

Register here:

 

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Location

  • Holiday Inn - Concord, 172 North Main Street, 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.


Flyer

Location

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

4-H Coös County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County 4-H Advisory Council, meeting in Lancaster. Please RSVP.

Merrimack County 4-H Advisory Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Thursday, 01/15/2015

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. 

Location

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

QuickBooks for Farmers
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This four session course will teach producers how to use QuickBooks to manage their farm financial records. Learn how to set up the software, create invoices, enter payments, write checks to pay bills, and produce reports to monitor business performance. Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit tax and record specialists will lead the instruction at their respective sites. Please contact the Farm Credit Association office in your area for information on financial assistance.

 

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Location

  • Granite State College, 27 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH, 03743

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. 

Location

  • 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)

 

We encourage you to register online at:

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17229

or print off the flyer and mail in the mail-in coupon with payment to UNH Cooperative Extension to:UNHCE BSC, Sheep Workshop Event #17229, 59 College Road, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824.

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Location

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

Merrimack County Junior Leader Meeting
(06:45 PM - 09:00 PM)

Hillsborough County Advisory Council
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Friday, 01/16/2015

M.C. Public Speaking/Food Show Sign ups due
(All day)

Saturday, 01/17/2015

4-H Novice Equine Quiz Bowl
(All day)

Are you a novice 4-H equine member (8-11 y/o)?  Never participated in a quiz bowl event?

 

Then join us in the novice quiz bowl room for fun and learning!

 

The novice room is open to youth ages 8-11 OR any first time quiz bowl

participant regardless of age.

 

Teams or individuals welcomed

Registration fee $3 per youth if sent before 1/5

$5 at the door

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Location

  • Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, NH, 03275

NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Contest
(All day)

The New Hampshire 4-H Quiz Bowl is an event where youth demonstrate their knowledge of equine science in a contest similar to high school quiz bowls. Teams of four race to hit their buzzers and answer equine-related questions. The Senior Division contest is used to select the members that may compete as the NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl team in regional and national events.

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Location

  • Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, NH, 03275

Beach Cleanup
(09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

Location

  • North Hampton State Beach, Route 1A, North Hampton, NH, 03862

Chickens: The Basics - Part I
(10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Dot Perkins,  of UNH Cooperative Extension, has been raising meat, milk and eggs for her family for over 30 years. She will present information about breeds, housing and seasonal care. This talk will not cover butchering or broilers. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising chickens or eggs.

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Location

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

Intermediate Chickens
(12:30 PM - 02:00 PM)

Now that you have chickens . . what do you do with them? Dot Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about problems, illness that arise, predation and much more for the intermediate chicken owner. This talk will not cover butchering but some facts and all questions about culling will be included. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips about living with chickens beyond the first year.

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Location

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

UNH Men's Ice Hockey Ticket Order - January 2015 Game
(06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)

You are invited to support NH 4-H and see the UNH Wildcats host UMass in a men's ice hockey game Saturday, January 17 at the UNH Whittemore Center in Durham.  See flyer to order hockey tickets.

Location

  • UNH Whittemore Center, 128 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824


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