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Tuesday, 04/28/2015

17th Annual Black Fly Breakfast
(07:30 AM - 11:30 AM)


The 17th Annual Black Fly Breakfast is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on forestry and logging, meet with each other in an informal setting, and learn who is doing what in southern New Hampshire. Join us for a good breakfast, a good meeting and still have enough time in the afternoon to get some work done!


SAF Category I   3.0 CFEs   
NHPLP Certification  4.0 CEUs
Certificates of Attendance will be supplied


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Location

  • Pat's Peak Ski Area, 24 Flanders Rd., Henniker, NH, 03242

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(08:30 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

To be held at: Granite Steak & Grill, 11 Farmington Road, Rochester, NH.

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Wildlife Action Plan Update - Exeter Input Session
(06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

The NH Wildlife Action Plan is being updated and we'd like your input!  Five input sessions are being held around the state in April-May to gather ideas for actions from people who are closely connected with, and concerned about, protecting wildlife and habitats. Help to make the revised NH Wildlife Action Plan an even more useful and informative guide for 2015-2025!  

Location

  • Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive,, Exeter, NH, 03833

Wednesday, 04/29/2015

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(05:00 PM - 07:00 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.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at Purity Spring Resort, Madison, NH.

This is a closed event. If you would like to have a SAFE workshop at your facility please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Thursday, 04/30/2015

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(09:00 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

To be held at: Coos County Nursing Home, 136 County Farm Road, West Stewartstown, NH.

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Friday, 05/01/2015

4-H Market Lamb Intent to Particiate at Fryeburg DUE
(All day)

Saturday, 05/02/2015

NH State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
(All day)

4-H members 12-18 (divisions for juniors and seniors) are invited to be a part of this 2-day event. This event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to further develop their judging skills, as well as compete for placement on the State 4-H Dairy Judging Team.

 

(See attached flyer for more information on this event.)

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Sunday, 05/03/2015

NH State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
(All day)

4-H members 12-18 (divisions for juniors and seniors) are invited to be a part of this 2-day event. This event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to further develop their judging skills, as well as compete for placement on the State 4-H Dairy Judging Team.

 

(See attached flyer for more information on this event.)

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Monday, 05/04/2015

Buying & Producing Good Quality Hay
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Buying or producing good quality hay is an art and a science. Livestock need hay which is nutritious for growth and production, and good quality hay will reduce the amount of grain that needs to be supplemented.

 

To the untrained eye, hay is hay; however, there are great variations in nutrient quality. Looking at stage of growth, leafiness, color, etc., can be ways of evaluating hay and distinguishing good from bad.

 

There are also a lot of tricks to the trade in producing good hay. Many advances in science and hay-making equipment have made hay-making a more precise art.

 

 

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 05/05/2015

Food Safety: From Farm & Garden to Preschool
(05:45 PM - 07:45 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 First Steps Childcare Center, 6 Southside Road, Danvers, MA.

 

Wednesday, 05/06/2015

Loggers' Safe and Productive Felling
(All day)


2015 Spring Professional Logger Program Classes

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

Location

  • Madison Lumber Mill, 71 Marcella Drive, Rte 41, Madison, NH, 03849

Monday, 05/11/2015

Integrated Pest Management in the Garden
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

As the weather warms up and the plants begin to grow, it is time to watch for insects, weeds, and plant diseases that may cause trouble in your vegetable garden.

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Cindy Saka, will talk about common pests to watch for at this time of the year and will discuss the steps you can take to prevent problems or minimize damage using chemical-free methods.

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 05/12/2015

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, is a large orchard/small fruit crop farm, where we will talk a bit more about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and how to locate plots and scale for pollinators.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

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Location

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm, 36 Broad Street, Hollis, NH, 03049

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Alyson's Orchard in Walpole is a 100 acre apple orchard where the district has recently seeded in several pollinator plots with more on the way. Discussion on future placement and additional species.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

Location

  • Alyson’s Orchard, 615 Wentworth Road, Walpole, NH, 03608

Wednesday, 05/13/2015

Timber Harvesting Law
(All day)


2015 Spring Professional Logger Program Classes

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

Location

  • Saco Ranger Station, R1 112, Conway, NH, 03818

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Linda Brownson's Property in Wentworth, NH, will have a demonstration on solarization for site preparation, install plastic and discuss possible options for landscape enhancement.

 

Be sure to check out the flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.  http://tinyurl.com/lxgl6ug

 

Location

  • Linda Brownson's Property, Wentworth, NH,

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Visit Carter Hill Orchard, with its Pollinator Plot in its third year. We will discuss possible over-seeding of additional species.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

Location

  • Carter Hill Orchard, 73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, NH, 03303

Thursday, 05/14/2015

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Salt Box Farm in Stratham has blueberries and brambles. Meet with a local farmer to hear about low spray IMP strategies and locate a pollinator plot for installation during 2015.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

Location

  • Salt Box Farm, 321 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH, 03885

Saturday, 05/16/2015

From Acorns to Apples Workshop
(07:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

Explore what makes oak and apple trees produce mast and learn management techniques used by the experts for
increased production.

 

PRESENTERS
Bill Lord - Extension Professor Emeritus UNH Cooperative Extension.
Scott Rolfe - Forester, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands
There will be an inside session and an outside session, please dress for the weather.

 

AGENDA
7:30 to 8 a.m.: Registration and coffee
8 to 9 a.m.: All about oak trees - Presenter: Scott Rolfe
9 to 10 a.m.: All about wild apple trees - Presenter: Bill Lord
10 to 12 p.m.: Field session - view and discuss active oak and apple tree management on the property.
12 p.m.: Lunch

 

Registration: (603) 224-9699

Please mail checks to
NHTOA
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, N.H. 03301

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Location

  • , 35 Howard Lane, Epsom, NH, 03234

4-H Sheep Field Day
(09:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

Do you want to learn everything and more about raising and showing a sheep? The 5th Annual Sheep Field Day will do just that!

There will be guest speakers that will teach you everything you need to know, from different grains to judging your animal.

It will be a fun and informational day for a beginner or even the most experienced shepherd! At the end of the day you will be able to participate in a sheep show.

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Location

  • Cheshire Fairgrounds, Route 12, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH, 03446

Tuesday, 05/19/2015

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

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Location

  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

Wednesday, 05/20/2015

Fundamentals of Forestry
(All day)


2015 Spring Professional Logger Program Classes

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

Location

  • Runnells Hall, 125 Deer Hill Rd, Chocorua, NH, 03817

Wednesday, 05/27/2015

Twilight Meeting: On-Farm Irrigation
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

The purpose of this meeting is to review what drip irrigation options and strategies vegetable and fruit growers should be considering for the coming growing season.


Trevor Hardy, of Brookdale Fruit Farm, will present a hands-on demonstration on setting up a drip irrigation system. Starting from the pond, Trevor will work his way to the field describing the various components of the drip irrigation system.



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Location

  • Hemingway Farm, Charlestown, NH, 03603

Friday, 05/29/2015

Forest Management with Birds in Mind
(08:45 AM - 03:00 PM)


This workshop is part of a 3-workshop series titled New Hampshire Birds & Their Habitats. Come to one, two or all three. The series will provide foresters, natural resource professionals, and landowners information on birds and habitat requirements, management options to create and maintain bird habitat, and insight into the practices involved in studying birds and their habitats. Workshops are partly or totally in the field. Come prepared.

Forest Management with Birds in Mind, May 29, Haverhill, inside and outside - Cost $20.00 Bring your own lunch.

Mist Netting and Bird Habitat, June 4, Canaan, 4pm to 7pm, outside - No charge.

Shrubland Habitat Management for Birds, June 20, 9am to noon, outside Acworth, NH - no charge.

 

Registration required and accepted up to the day of each workshop. To register for one workshop or all three click here.


Questions about the program? Contact Haley Andreozzi (603) 862-5327 haley.andreozzi@unh.edu or Karen Bennett (603) 862-4861 karen.bennett@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Alumni Hall, 75 Court St., Haverhill, NH, 03765

Monday, 06/01/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Paperwork DUE Today
(All day)

All camper paperwork due today, Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, 629A Main St, Lancaster, NH 03584

 

If you are waiting for medical paperwork, please email or call the office with anticipated date it will be available. 

Location

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


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