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Tuesday, 01/27/2015

Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This course is for women who are in the first 10 years of farming.  It is most effective for farmers who have been in production for at least a year or two, but women planning a farming operation have also found it helpful.  It is not a course on production, rather on whole farm planning.  Participants will meet for ten sessions on topics that include goal setting, financial, business, marketing, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility, and planned grazing.  Participants are provided with a mentor and a network of other beginning women farmers.  This program is offered in collaboration with Holistic Management International, and Small and Beginner Farmers of New Hampshire.

 

Littleton NH Location TBD

 

Level:  Beginner

Location

  • To Be Determined, NH,

Cooking Matters for Families
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, you will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

When:

Tuedays - Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 (snow date)

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

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

Agenda items:

 

Program Presentation:

Andy Fast - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources

 

Administrative Staff attending:

 

Location

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

Wednesday, 01/28/2015

Cooking Matters for Teens
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Learn the basics of cooking and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class. Open to all teens.

 

When:

Wednesdays - Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18 & March 4.

 

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Friday, 01/30/2015

Emerald Ash Borer and Community Planning
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

Conservation Commission Field Training Series

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Location

  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 02/02/2015

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

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising broilers. Information about breeds, housing, care, costs, predation and much more will be discussed. This talk will not cover butchering.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 02/03/2015

Cooking Matters for Families
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, you will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

When:

Tuedays - Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 (snow date)

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

Cooking Matters for Teens
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Learn the basics of cooking and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class. Open to all teens.

 

When:

Wednesdays - Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18 & March 4.

 

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Friday, 02/06/2015

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

2 Day Event

Friday February 6, 2015 9am to 6pm

Saturday February 7, 2015 9am to 4pm


Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!



Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 02/07/2015

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!


Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Forest Management at Huntington Hill
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Tour this protected wildlife management area to see how habitat is being managed by professional foresters, and observe a forestry operation underway.

Meet: Log landing at 30 Goodfellow Road. If this area is full, please pull well off the road to park. Please, no dogs. Snowshoes or microspikes and poles recommended.

Leaders: Forester Jeff Smith of Butternut Forestry and Grafton County Extension Forester Dave Falkenham. Level: Moderate.

 

Visit the Hanover Conservancy Website for more details.

Location

  • Log Landing, 30 Goodfellow Rd., Hanover, NH, 03755

Tuesday, 02/10/2015

Cooking Matters for Families
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, you will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

When:

Tuedays - Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 (snow date)

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Thursday, 02/12/2015

Improving Dairy Production Efficiency by Using Precision Farming Technology
(09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Joshua Faulkner, PhD, Brent Croscut, Peter Frizzell, Amy Couch, Adam Crete, Nate Tullar, and Mike Barrett.


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Lancaster, and again on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Concord.

Location

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

Friday, 02/13/2015

Granite State Division Society of American Foresters Annual Winter Meeting
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)


8:00 am  Registration & Coffee

9:00 am  New Hampshire Forestry Updates

State Forester-Brad Simpkins, Society for the Protection of NH Forests-Jane Difley, Legislative/NHTOA Update-Jasen Stock, NH Tree Farm Program-Mike Powers, NH Forester Licensing Board-Don Winsor, WMNF and others.

10:15 am   Emerald Ash Borer and Spruce Budworm Update

Molly Heuss, Forest Health Specialist, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands

10:45 am  Break

11:00 am  Business Meeting

Presentation of Officers, Memorials, Review of 2014 Minutes, 2014 Annual Report, Treasurer's Report & Budget, NESAF Report, SAF Council Report, Resolutions.

12:00 pm  Lunch & Awards

Tree Farm Awards, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Forester of the Year.

1:30 pm Panel Discussion on Long-Eared Bat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing the northern long-eared bat under the endangered species act. Our speakers will provide a primer on bat biology and habitat requirements and review the proposed listing.

- Dr. Scott Reynolds, St. Paul’s School

- Ken Desmarais, Forest Management Bureau, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands

 3:30 pm  Certificates and Adjourn and Safe Travels

 See flyer for registration details.


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Location

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

Improving Dairy Production Efficiency by Using Precision Farming Technology
(09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Joshua Faulkner, PhD, Brent Croscut, Peter Frizzell, Amy Couch, Adam Crete, Nate Tullar, and Mike Barrett.


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Lancaster, and again on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Concord.

Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 02/17/2015

Forage Crop Risk Management Workshop
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Howard Skinner, Dan Mongeau, Art Graves and Steve Plehn.

Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.

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Location

  • Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584

Cooking Matters for Families
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, you will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

When:

Tuedays - Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 (snow date)

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 02/18/2015

Forage Crop Risk Management Workshop
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Howard Skinner, Dan Mongeau, Art Graves and Steve Plehn.

Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.

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Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Cooking Matters for Teens
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Learn the basics of cooking and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class. Open to all teens.

 

When:

Wednesdays - Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18 & March 4.

 

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Tuesday, 02/24/2015

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

Agenda items:

 

Program Presentation:

Sue Cagle - Extension Field Specialist, Community & Economic Development

 

Administrative Staff attending:

 

Location

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

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

Wednesday, 03/04/2015

Cooking Matters for Teens
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Learn the basics of cooking and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class. Open to all teens.

 

When:

Wednesdays - Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18 & March 4.

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

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

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

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

 

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

 

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

Location

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

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

Thursday, 03/19/2015

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

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

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

 

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

 

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

Location

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


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