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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

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

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 Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Annual Meeting
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Join us at our new location at the Farm &  Forest Expo in Salon A.

 

This meeting provides 2.5 private and commercial pesticide applicator credits.

 

To see the complete agenda, see the flyer.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

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

NH Dairy Goat Seminar - Goat Nutrition
(09:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

 

This seminar takes place at the NH Farm and Forest Exposition.

Feeding goats is more than offering them a lot of feedstuffs. It is giving them the balance of proper nutrients for maintenance, growth, reproduction, and milk or meat production. This session will cover the basics of how a goat's digestive system works, nutrient requirements, understanding feed compostion and how to balance a ration.

This information will be of help to the small producer up through large operations, because proper feeding is the key to successful goat management.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/11/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

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

"The Private Life of Deer" Film Showing
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)


Just a century ago, there were fewer than a million deer in North America.
Today, there are nearly 30 million. This hour-long documentary, filmed
largely in the Northeast, takes a close look at how wild deer interact
with one another, and how they’ve adapted to living alongside humans.

Following the film, Matt Tarr – Wildlife Specialist with
the UNH Cooperative Extension – will be on hand for an informal Q&A
session. 
Film showing in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre at ConVal High School.

Location

  • ConVal Regional High School, 184 Hancock Road, Peterborough, NH, 03855

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

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

Thursday, 02/19/2015

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(08:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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.

Location

  • Bedford Community Cable and TV, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, 03110

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

Tuesday, 03/03/2015

2015 Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

 

March Weekly Series

Like a Pebble in a Pond:
Ripples of Land Use Changes Over Time
The histories of farming, forests, wildlife and people are entwined in the northeast. The impact of land use change will continue to ripple through the future of our farms, forests, wildlife and people who depend upon them. This winter, our annual lecture series examines landscape history and land use change – by both looking back and considering what may lie ahead.

 

Week 1

“Forests for the People” What’s Next for America’s Eastern National Forests?
David Govatski, US Forest Service (Ret) Co-author of the book “Forests for the People”, David will present a slide-illustrated talk examining the vital ecological, social and economic issues facing America’s eastern national forests today and in the future. Case studies include shale oil extraction, restoration ecology, invasive insects, burgeoning recreation and calls for preservation vs. multiple use management.

 

Additional Dates

March 17th Movie Night: “The People’s Forest”

March 24th Boom to Bust and Back Again: Is Past A Prologue for NH Agriculture?

March 31st Oh to Be Young Again: An Aging Forest Means Trouble for Some NH Wildlife

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Location

  • Baldwin Center, Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd., Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Thursday, 03/05/2015

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Help track the Emerald Ash Borer

Forest Health officials need the help of outdoor enthusiasts, including birders, in detecting emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive forest pest in North America. Its larvae tunnel just under the bark of ash trees, killing them quickly. You can help us locate this pest by spotting the characteristic bark damage caused by woodpeckers feeding on EAB larvae.In this workshop, Molly Heuss with NH Division of Forest & Lands and Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension, will teach you what to look for and how to report potentially infested trees. They will also discuss the history and biology of emerald ash borer, the status of infestations in NH, the impacts this insect is expected to have on NH’s forests and landscapes, and the steps NH Forest Health officials are taking to manage this insect. Phil Brown of NH Audubon will discuss the birds that feed on the Emerald Ash Borer and how to identify them, and why their feeding behavior leaves the characteristic “blonding” on the ash trees, as well as provide a landowner’s (NH Audubon) perspective on EAB infestations.

Location

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

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

Informational Workshop on New Hampshire Current Use Tax Rules
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Rural landowners of 10+ acres can enroll their property in the state “CURRENT USE” program, and lower their property taxes. However, this protected property also has restrictions on its future use.


We will be there to explain Current Use assessment and the different aspects of the program so you can decide if this land conservation opportunity is right for you. If your land is already in Current Use, this will be a good refresher course to remind you of regulations.


Remember that a detailed written management plan is now required for forestland enrolled in the “Stewardship” category.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 03/17/2015

2015 Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

 

March Weekly Series

Like a Pebble in a Pond:
Ripples of Land Use Changes Over Time
The histories of farming, forests, wildlife and people are entwined in the northeast. The impact of land use change will continue to ripple through the future of our farms, forests, wildlife and people who depend upon them. This winter, our annual lecture series examines landscape history and land use change – by both looking back and considering what may lie ahead.

 

Week 2

March 17th Movie Night: “The People’s Forest”
The film “The People’s Forest” is the result of a 2-year collaboration between acclaimed film-maker David Huntley, the Center for Rural Partnerships at Plymouth State University and the Museum of the White Mountains. It is a visual treasury of rarely seen vintage still photos and juttering horse-drawn cinema as well as Huntley’s own breathtaking shots of the White Mountain National Forest today. Film-maker David Huntley will show the film and discuss its impact in NH and elsewhere.

 

Additional Dates

March 24th Boom to Bust and Back Again: Is Past A Prologue for NH Agriculture?

March 31st Oh to Be Young Again: An Aging Forest Means Trouble for Some NH Wildlife

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Location

  • Baldwin Center, Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd., Hillsborough, NH, 03244

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

Saturday, 03/21/2015

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


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