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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

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

Friday, 05/01/2015

Vernal Pool Workshop for Landowners, Foresters and Conservation Commissioners
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Vernal pools are temporary woodland ponds that serve both as critical breeding habitat for a suite of amphibian species and as important feeding grounds and shelter for many reptiles, birds, and mammals. Because they are small and seasonal, these ephemeral wetlands are especially vulnerable to human impacts, but finding a vernal pool on your land or town forest doesn’t mean it’s off-limits for forestry!  Join Jeremy Wilson, Steve Roberge, and Brett Amy Thelen for a workshop on forest management with vernal pools in mind. We’ll begin indoors with an illustrated talk on vernal pool ecology and best forestry practices for vernal pool protection – including recommendations from Good Forestry in the Granite State – then head outside for a closer look at a vernal pool in spring bloom.  

2.5 category 1 SAF CFE credits available

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Location

  • Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King's Highway, Hancock, NH, 03449

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

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

  • Keene High School, 43 Arch Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Keene Input Session
(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

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

  • Maplewood Demonstration Garden, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH, 03467

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

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

Vegetable Growers' Twilight Meeting
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

There will be a WeedMaster demonstration and a farm tour. Topics of conversation will include identifying common and problematic weed species, weed life cycles and how to limit weed growth.

 

See mechanical weed control on a horse-powered organic farm!

 

PAT credits are pending approval.

 

 

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Location

  • Hillside Springs Farm, 21 Comerford Road, Westmoreland, NH, 03467

Saturday, 05/16/2015

4-H Sheep Field Day
(All day)

SAVE THE DATE!  More info. to come!

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Location

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

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

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

  • Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH, 03443

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

Thursday, 06/04/2015

Mist Netting and Bird Habitat
(04:00 PM - 07:00 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

  • , 266 Prospect Hill Rd., Canaan, NH, 03741

Saturday, 06/06/2015

NH 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
(All day)

New Hampshire 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training.  This annual event will take place at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin, NH on June 6 & 7, 2015.  Please register before May 22.

 

More information and registration form can be found on the NH 4-H Shooting Sports web page.        

https://extension.unh.edu/NH-4-H-Shooting-Sports

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Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570


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