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Upcoming events (Belknap County)



Tuesday, 04/21/2015

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.

 

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Wednesday, 04/22/2015

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting for Commercial Fruit Growers
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

  • Dan Hicks will present a historical overview of Sunnycrest Farm including fruit production and marketing overlooks.
  • Walking tour of the Orchard including a trellis apple trees block on Bud-9 and a Honeycrisp block.
  • Peach Tree Pruning To Reduce Pest Problems and Insure Cropping.
  • Integrated Pest Management Considerations for Apple & Peach Insect Problems.
  • Integrated Pest Management Considerations Apple Disease Problems.

 

1.5 Pesticide Applicator Credits have been approved for this meeting.

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Location

  • Sunnycrest Farm, 59 High Range Road, Londonderry, NH, 03053

Thursday, 04/23/2015

Planting for Pollinators on the Farm
(09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

A free outdoor informational session and farm site walk with meeting topics:

  • How to establish pollinator plots
  • Weed management/invasive species
  • Planting installation and seeding recommendations
  • Living mulch - a companion planting with crops

Presenters wills include:

  • Don Keirstead, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Bill Hoey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

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Location

  • Picnic Rock Farm, 85 Daniel Webster Highway (Rte 3), Meredith, NH, 03253

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(04:00 PM - 06:30 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

  • Plymouth Regional High School, 86 Old Ward Brg Rd, Plymouth, NH, 03264

Raising a Piglet in Your Backyard
(06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Thinking of raising a piglet this spring?

Come listen to Dot Perkins, UNHCE Livestock Field Specialist, to get all of the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising and caring for pigs in New Hampshire. 

The presentation will cover information  on swine nutrition, their health, and how pasture fits in. As usual, Dot will cover things that are in the books but also the stuff that is not!

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Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Friday, 04/24/2015

Coös County Annual Foresters MUD Season Program
(07:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

Join us for the 25th Annual Coös County Foresters MUD Season Program. 

 

See attached flyer for more information. Pre-registration is required. 

Register online before April 17 - http://tinyurl.com/CoosMUDProgram2015

 

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Location

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

Saturday, 04/25/2015

Give Bees a Home -Part 2
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Creating Nesting Sites for Native Pollinators

In this hands-on workshop, Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, and Master Gardener, Derrick LaBranche, will guide you as you build a bee nesting box which you can bring home to support cavity-nesting bees on your property. Then, as a group we will work together to build a"bee hotel", providing nesting habitat for the many species of native bees at the Boscawen Community Gardens. Supplies and tools will be supplied (you are welcome to bring your own cordless drill to speed things up).

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Location

  • Boscawen's Community gardens, Woodbury Lane & Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Emerald Ash Borer at the UU Church of Concord
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Recently, it was found that the ash trees surrounding the playground at the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord are infested with Emerald Ash Borer. These trees are quickly dying and becoming hazardous as limbs begin to fall.

 

On Saturday, April 25, specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension will host a workshop at the church where we will discuss:

      -  What EAB is, where it came from, and what it does.

      -  What to expect as trees become infested.

      -  Options for saving or removing trees.

Outdoors, we will:

      -  Learn how to indentify ash trees and mark trees for removal.

      -  Look at infested trees as we learn to recognize the signs of EAB.

      -  Discuss what to do with ash wood when infested trees are cut down.

 

Come learn how EAB will affect you and your community and learn what you can do to minimize the damage this insect will cause.


Please park next door in Concord Orthopedic's lot, NOT in the UU Church lot.

 

Important: In order to avoid disrupting another group who will be using the large meeting room, please use the sanctuary entrance when entering the building for this EAB workshop.

 

 

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Location

  • Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301

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

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(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

Belknap County Advisory Council Meeting
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Program Presentation:

Kelly McAdam - Extension Field Specialist, Food & Agriculture

 

Administrative Staff attending:

 

Location

  • Belknap County Extension Office, 635 Main St., 3rd Floor, Laconia, NH, 03246

Thursday, 04/30/2015

Tree and Shrub Pruning Demonstration
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

UNH Cooperative Extension’s Food & Agriculture Field Specialists, Margaret Hagen and Amy Papineau, will lead discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques for a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape. 

Learn the when, why, and how of pruning flowering trees, evergreens, shrubs, and more!

 

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Location

  • Deerfield Community School, 66 North Road, Deerfield, NH,

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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Spring Leader Training 2015
(All day)

Central County Region Spring Leader Training

Workshop Sessions 

Session One - 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Basketry (two sessions) $10.00
Putting the Science into Animal Science
Rockets to the Rescue
Working with Cloverbuds

Session Two - 10:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m.

Basketry (continued)
Dutch Oven Cooking
Water Rockets: Make Take Challenge
You Be The Judge

Location: 

Epsom Elementary School
282 Black Hall Road
Epsom, NH

To register for the event see attached flier. 

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Location

  • Epsom Elementary School, Epsom, NH, 03234

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

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(01:00 PM - 03:30 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

  • Keene Parks and Recreation, 312 Washington St., Keene, NH, 03431

Wednesday, 05/06/2015

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(02:00 PM - 04:30 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

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 05/07/2015

Tree and Shrub Pruning Demonstration
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

UNH Cooperative Extension’s Food & Agriculture Field Specialists, Margaret Hagen and Amy Papineau, will lead discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques for a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape. 

Learn the when, why, and how of pruning flowering trees, evergreens, shrubs, and more!

 

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Location

  • Memorial Field, 311 Pleasant Street, Pembroke, NH, 03275

Tuesday, 05/12/2015

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(02:00 PM - 04:00 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

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Saturday, 05/16/2015

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, 05/26/2015

Belknap County Advisory Council Meeting
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Staff Evaluations?

 

Administrative Staff attending:

 

Location

  • Belknap County Extension Office, 635 Main St., 3rd Floor, Laconia, NH, 03246

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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