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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.)



  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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.




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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  • 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


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

SNOW DATE: MC 4-H Food Show & Public Speaking
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (All day)

SNOW DATE: MC 4-H Food Show & Public Speaking

Friends of Fox 28th Annual Winter Outing & Potluck Dinner
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (All day)

Baldwin Center - Hillsborough



1:00 PM - Join Fox Program Forester Inge Seaboyer at Fox headquarters for a hike to a recent timber sale at Fox - BYO snowshoes or skis!
5:30 PM - Potluck Dinner in the Baldwin Center - bring your favorite dish to share!

Followed by Guest Speaker Eric Berry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Saint Anselm College:


Restoring the American Chestnut: Blight, Backcross Breeding, and the Fox Research & Demonstration Forest Seed Orchard

The American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) was one of the most dominant and ecologically valuable trees in North America before being driven to near extinction by a chestnut blight during the first half of the 20th century.


Come learn more about the history of this amazing species, the current status of the American Chestnut Foundation breeding and restoration efforts, and the role that Fox Research & Demonstration Forest will play as the state’s first seed orchard.


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  • Baldwin Center, Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd., Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Summit on the Economy
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Proudly presented by Citizens for a Vibrant Economy: Regional leaders working together for a vibrant and resilient economy.

Please join us to discuss how the region can capitalize on business and other economic opportunities posed by the anticipated Balsams redevelopment and the region’s natural assets. We will look at economic opportunities, our assets and our challenges, ending the day with a
plan for action.

Topics to be explored:

  • Workforce development and training
  • New businesses and entrepreneurship
  • Canadian market
  • Regional collaboration and marketing

See more about Community Visioning at: http://www.colebrook-nh.com/


  • Lunch will be provided.
  • No cost to attend.
  • All are welcome!

RSVP to 603-237-8939 by February 16th or register online at northcountrychamber.org

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  • Colebrook Elementary School Cafeteria, 27 Dumont Street, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Winter Wildlife Snowshoe
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist and Southeast Land Trust Board Member, Emma Tutein, on a snowshoe walk at the Burley Farm in Epping. This beautiful property contains fields, forest, and wetland habitats, and is home to many winter wildlife species including fox, coyote, fisher, mink, and more! We’ll look for and learn how to identify various tracks and sign of wildlife throughout the property. Please bring snowshoes (snow permitting) and dress appropriately for the weather. 



  • Burley Farm, North River Road, Epping, NH, 03042

Let's Go Ice Fishing For Youth
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Let's Go Ice Fishing, all youth age 8 to 18 are welcome.  See attached flyer for more information. 

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

Rockingham County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl SPIN Club
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (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

Keep It Legal: A Review of Current Meat Sales Regulations in New Hampshire
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (09:15 AM - 10:30 AM)

At the 2016 Granite State Graziers Conference 

Do you really need to use a USDA-inspected slaughterhouse to sell your meat? Can you sell home-slaughtered poultry to a local restaurant? Are the regulations different if you’re selling by the cut, versus whole animals? Keeping track of all the various ins and outs of selling locally raised meats can be tricky. UNH Cooperative Extension Animal Husbandry & Forage Crops Field Specialist Daimon Meeh will walk us through the rules and regulations, and will bring us up to date on the latest changes.



  • McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Maple Sugaring - free talk
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

The sap will be running soon! Have you thought about making your own maple syrup? Do you know what is needed? Attend this free talk on Maple Sugaring by Tim Fleury, UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist, and learn the steps, from tree to table, plus the equipment that is needed. All aspects of maple sugaring will be covered, including tree identification and tapping, collecting and boiling sap, finishing, filtering and packing syrup.


  • Osborne's Agway, 258 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Pasture Renovation Tips and Techniques
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (02:45 PM - 04:00 PM)

At the 2016 Granite State Graziers Conference 

Learn about the techniques available for improving or increasing land for pasture, from frost seeding to no-till to full-scale renovation, discuss their pros and cons, and talk about when each would be most appropriate. Presenter: Carl Majewski, UNH Cooperative Extension.



  • McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Sunday, 02/21/2016

Ice Fishing - 4-H SPIN
Sunday, 02/21/2016 (07:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Open to youth ages 5-15 and youth ages 16-18 (with a valid fishing license).  Youth do NOT need to be a member of an existing 4-H club in order to participate.


Youth may stay a while or stay all day! 


Pre-registration is required so we know how many to expect. Call 603-787-6944 or e-mail donna.lee@unh.edu by February 19th.

Warming hut available.  No local bathroom facilities.  We will supply holes, bait, and fishing equipment.  You supply warm clothes and a positive attitude.  Feel free to bring snacks and warm beverages.


  • French Pond Boat Launch, Haverhill, NH, 03765

Monday, 02/22/2016

Emerald Ash Borer Field Trip
Monday, 02/22/2016 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join us for a walk through a woodlot infested by emerald ash borer. Experts from UNH Cooperative Extension and the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food will explain how to identify ash trees and what to look for when surveying for new infestations. Participants will have a chance to peel trees showing signs of ash borer activity to expose the distinctive winding galleries under the bark. Other aspects of the emerald ash borer situation, including the quarantine and current management recommendations, will also be discussed.

This event is free and open to the public. This event will be held outdoors. Participants should come prepared for winter weather conditions. Registration is not required.

SAF Category 1 2.0 CFEs

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  • McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Maple Sugaring in New England
Monday, 02/22/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

The production of maple sugar is steeped in history and for 150 years was an annual event for almost every farm in New England.  Those farmers today would hardily recognize today’s process of creating maple syrup yet the idea is still the same. Join Steven Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension Forester and Maple Specialist for an evening discussing the history, process and innovations of maple syrup production.


  • Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Tuesday, 02/23/2016

Kids to Kids Blanket Project Workday
Tuesday, 02/23/2016 (09:00 AM - 01:30 PM)

This is an intergenerational community service project where Grafton County Nursing Home residents work side by side with 4-Hers to create no-sew fleece blankets for local youth in need.

Lunch is provided.

Please let us know you are coming by February 17th.

Open to 4-Hers and non 4-Hers.

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  • Grafton County Nursing Home, Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Cooking Matters for Adults
Tuesday, 02/23/2016 (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 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date).


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

Carroll County 4-H Advisory Meeting
Tuesday, 02/23/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Carroll County 4-H Advisory Meeting

To be held at the Tamworth Library.

Rockingham County 4-H Horse Leaders Association Meeting
Tuesday, 02/23/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

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

Click here for more information


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

Belknap County Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/23/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda items:


Staff Evaluations?


Administrative Staff attending:



  • Belknap County Complex, 34 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 02/24/2016

Deadline: Photos/ Posters Due to Merrimack County 4-H Office
Wednesday, 02/24/2016 (All day)

Whole Farm Planning Using the Holistic Management Process
Wednesday, 02/24/2016 (10:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Participants will meet for five sessions on topics that include goal setting; time management; financial, business, and market planning; communication and leadership on farms.

Five Wednesdays beginning February 24, 2016

All levels welcome.

Preregistration is encouraged as class size is limited.  See flyer for more information, including the short questionnaire and registration form.

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  • Yankee Farm Credit, 52 FarmVu Drive, White River Junction, VT, 05001



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