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Monday, 03/02/2015

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

Dot Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, nutrition, illness and more. This talk is designed to help the beginner get ready for the arrival and basic care of their turkeys. This talk will not cover butchering or breeding.

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Location

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

Thursday, 03/05/2015

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

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Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Saturday, 03/07/2015

Winter Wildlife Walk with Wildlife Biologist Charlie Bridges
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Participants of this snowshoe outing will be guided by Charlie Bridges who has recently retired from NH Fish & Game. Deep snow and extreme cold have made it a tough winter for our resident wildlife. Charlie will be looking for clues on how some wildlife are faring this winter.

Registration is required. Contact Kari Lygren at 603-978-7125
or email info@mmrg.info.

Location

  • Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Rd., Milton Mills, NH, 03852

Tuesday, 03/10/2015

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(09:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

 

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

 

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist

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Location

  • Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane, Suite 150, Conway, NH, 03818

Wednesday, 03/11/2015

30th Annual North Country Dairy Seminar and Trade Show
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Plan to join us for the 30th Annual Dairy Seminar & Trade Show at the Mountain View Grand Resort, Whitefield, NH.  Please see attached flyer for more details and registration information, due March 2.

 

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Location

  • Mountain View Grand Resort, Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH, 03598

Thursday, 03/12/2015

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

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Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Monday, 03/16/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Invasive Insects and New Hampshire Forests
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Featured insects will include: Emerald Ash Borer; Asian Longhorned Beetle; Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

The health of our trees and forests are at risk. Learn about where these insects are, what tree species they attack, what to look for, efforts that are being taken to control and reduce the spread of these insects, and how you can help.

To be held at the Farmington Town Hall, 531 Main Street, Farmington, NH.

Presented by: Wendy Scribner, UNH Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Field Specialist

Specializing in Forestry and Wildlife, Wendy Scribner provides research-based natural resource information and assistance topics including: managing woodlots, selling timber, enhancing wildlife habitat, controlling invasive plants, and improving forest health and productivity.

Wendy is a licensed forester in both NH and Maine and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Forestry from UNH.

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Tuesday, 03/17/2015

Carroll County Advisory Council
(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, 03/18/2015

2015 NH Water & Watershed Conference
(All day)

Save the Date

NH Watershed & Watershed Conference is coordinating with the New England Association of Environmental Biologist on a joint conference. The central focus to the event will be regional partnerships.

March 18 - 20, 2015

Agenda will include topics on:

  • Integrated water and watershed research
  • Watershed management
  • Water quality and biotic communities
  • Effectiveness of restoration projects
  • Land use planning
  • Climate change

Who should attend:

  • Water researchers and planner
  • Watershed organizations
  • Policy makers
  • Water resource volunteers

 

Location

  • Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

2015 New Hampshire Fruit Growers’ Association Annual Meeting
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

Yes, it’s time again for the New Hampshire Fruit Growers’ Association Annual Meeting. 

 

NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food - Division of Pesticide Control has approved (4.5) pesticide recertification credits for this meeting!

 

Agenda

 

8:30              Check-in, pre-register through the NH Fruit Growers Association

  • Contact NHFGA Secretary Katie Surowiec at (603)286-4069 or email at   info@surowiecfarm.com by March13, 2015.  Registration fees are $25 per member and $30 per non-member to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch

 

9:00 – 9:45    Growers’ Perspective of Which Stone Fruits they Grow (Peaches, Nectarines Plums, etc.)

  • Giff Burnap, Butternut Farm, Farmington, NH
  • Tyler and Chip Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm, Hollis
  • Dan Hicks, Sunnycrest Farm

 

9:45-10:30    Orchard Insect Pest Update

  • Alan Eaton, Extension Professor/Specialist, Entomology, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

10:45-11:30   Fire Blight – Beware of 2015

  • Cheryl Smith, Extension Plant Health Specialist/Plant Pathology, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

11:30-12:00   Summer Pruning Apples and Peaches – A Practice Forgotten!

  • Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus, Fruit, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

Noon - 12:15  Commercial Member Introduction          

  • Giff Burnap, NH Fruit Growers’ Association – President

 

12:15 - 1:00  Lunch    - provided by Washington Street Café

 

1:00-1:30      News from NH Department of Agriculture

  • Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director - Division of Agricultural Development, NHDAM&F

 

1:30 2:15      Sprayer Calibration versus Spray Pattern

  • George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

2:15–3:00      Apple Rootstocks and Tree Training Systems

  • Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus, Fruit, UNH Cooperative Extension        

 

3:00 - 4:00    NHFGA Annual Meeting                

  • Giff Burnap, NH Fruit Growers’ Association - President      
  • Katie Surowiec, NH Fruit Growers’ Association – Secretary
  • Paul Franklin, NH Fruit Growers’ Association – Treasurer  

4:00              Adjourn 

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Location

  • NH Audubon Center - Concord, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Food Safety: From Farm & Garden to Preschool
(01:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

Come join us for activities and discussion about:

- The importance of food safety to the health and well-being of the children in your care.
- Fresh produce and food safety risks.
- Practical ways to keep fresh produce safe from the farm and garden to the activities and meals in your preschool.

Who should attend? Preschool educators, Preschool foodservice managers & workers, Preschool volunteers, and Preschool centers, Head Start, Family Day Care.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

To be held at Berlin Head Start, 610 Sullivan Street, Berlin, NH.

This is closed to the public. If you'd like to schedule for your group please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Emerald Ash Borer Workshop for Landowners
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)


This is a landowner-focused workshop in collaboration with UNH Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands and the Sugar Hill Conservation Commission to help people prepare for, understand, and identify EAB. Additionally an ash tree will be girdled to stress the tree and we will check back in the spring during the follow-up to this workshop to see if there are any signs of EAB activity. Forest Health Specialist Molly Heuss and county Forester David Falkenham will be presenting at this workshop. 

 

 

Location

  • Sugar Hill Town Hall, 1411 Route 117, Sugar Hill, NH, 03585

Thursday, 03/19/2015

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

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Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

 

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

 

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Keene State College Science Center, 229 Main St., Room 102, Keene, NH, 03431

Food Safety: From Farm & Garden to Preschool
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come join us for activities and discussion about:

- The importance of food safety to the health and well-being of the children in your care.
- Fresh produce and food safety risks.
- Practical ways to keep fresh produce safe from the farm and garden to the activities and meals in your preschool.

Who should attend? Preschool educators, Preschool foodservice managers & workers, Preschool volunteers, and Preschool centers, Head Start, Family Day Care.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

Preregistration is required by callling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email your name and a daytime telephone number to bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

 

Location

  • All Saint's Church, 258 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894

Saturday, 03/21/2015

Strawberry School
(09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

There are two days for this event. March 21 and March 24 (Laconia).

Topics: Strawberry plant biology and planting systems; Managing the crop: Soil management, fertilization, irrigation and renovation; Pest management: Insects and vertebrate pests, diseases and weeds; Discussion on challenges and opportunities with strawberry production.

Speakers: UNH Cooperative Extension: George hamilton, Becky Sideman, Cheryl Smith, Alan Eaton and Bill Lord (3/24)
UNH: Matt Kochka
UMass Extension: Rich Bonanno (3/21)

Preregistration is required by March 18th at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

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Location

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

4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
(09:45 AM - 02:00 PM)

Open to Novice, Juniors, Seniors - This event will determine which seniors will be on the New Hampshire State Dairy Quiz Bowl Team.

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Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

Dairy Novice Quiz Bowl
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Fun Dairy Quiz Bowl for youth ages 8 to 11.  Come and learn about Quiz Bowl.

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Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

Monday, 03/23/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 03/24/2015

Strawberry School
(09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

There are two days for this event. March 21 and March 24 (Laconia).

Topics: Strawberry plant biology and planting systems; Managing the crop: Soil management, fertilization, irrigation and renovation; Pest management: Insects and vertebrate pests, diseases and weeds; Discussion on challenges and opportunities with strawberry production.

Speakers: UNH Cooperative Extension: George hamilton, Becky Sideman, Cheryl Smith, Alan Eaton and Bill Lord (3/24)
UNH: Matt Kochka
UMass Extension: Rich Bonanno (3/21)

Preregistration is required by March 18th at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

Location

  • Laconia Public Library, 695 Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246

Thursday, 03/26/2015

UMass Extension Symposium: Pollinator Health for Agriculture and Landscapes
(08:45 AM - 04:00 PM)

For all sectors of the agriculture, landscape, and grounds management communities, sponsored by University of Massachusetts Extension.

An exciting full day educational program of research based information about native bees, honey bees and protecting  pollinator health. Experts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Maine, and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will share their expertise and latest scientific research on pollinator health, designing pollinator support plantings, neonicotinoids in agriculture and landscapes, and bee-friendly landscapes.

For complete program details, agenda, and registration information: click here

Four pesticide contact hours have been approved in all categories for this program, valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.

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Location

  • UMass Campus Center Auditorium, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA, 01003

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

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Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

 

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

 

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Keene State College Science Center, 229 Main St., Room 102, Keene, NH, 03431

Food Safety: From Farm & Garden to Preschool
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come join us for activities and discussion about:

- The importance of food safety to the health and well-being of the children in your care.
- Fresh produce and food safety risks.
- Practical ways to keep fresh produce safe from the farm and garden to the activities and meals in your preschool.

Who should attend? Preschool educators, Preschool foodservice managers & workers, Preschool volunteers, and Preschool centers, Head Start, Family Day Care.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

Preregistration is required by callling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email your name and a daytime telephone number to bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

To be held at Lakes Region Child Care Services, 22 Strafford Street, Unit #4, Laconia, NH.

 



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