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Saturday, 11/01/2014

Managing for Sugar Maple
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is one of the most valuable species in our New Hampshire forest. This informative, in - the - woods workshop will discuss ways to increase the quality and quantity of this valuable hardwood for both maple sap and sawlog production.

Topics will include:
Soils and site index
Regeneration techniques
Income generated from sap production versus income from sawlog harvest
Leaving non-maple trees in a sugarbush

In addition, examples of various grades of sawlogs and veneer will be shown to discuss log values.

Credits:
3.5 PLP credits
2.5 SAF  category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • Rhoades Forest, 176 Rhoades Road, Acworth, NH, 03601

Monday, 11/03/2014

Innards of a Barn
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Barns are admired for their structural beauty, but there are a lot of interesting features which tell the story of how the barns were used. This presentation by John C. Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension/Specialist, Emeritus, will give a pictorial tour through several old barns in New England and explain the function of special items such as the scuttle hole, windlass, cupola, hay mow, barn bridge, and other things which had a specific function for the time.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 11/04/2014

NH Professional Logger Program: Bosses Buffet
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

 


Business management seminar:
• How training and promotion of employees affects safety and production
• IRS Tax Code updates regarding forest products business
• Transitioning your business to the next generation of management
• Understanding contract law
• Current trends in insurance losses


Instructor:
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Simon Leeming, Esq. Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios LLP.
Brody Tuite, Acadia Insurance

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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Location

  • U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mtn. Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

NH Direct Marketing Annual Conference: Exceeding the Speed Limit with Markets and Customers Expectations
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Building new markets or expanding established ones? In either case, one rule prevails: know your customers. Learn how to retain and expand your customer base and markets. Hear fresh ideas from, and network with, New England professionals and growers who share your passion—and your concerns.

 

Conference Information 


Register

Location

  • Holiday Inn - Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 11/06/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

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Location

  • Enfield Community Building, 308 Rte. 4, Enfield, NH, 03748

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Tuesday, 11/11/2014

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Inquiry
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) STEM Field Specialists are offering a workshop based on the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning within the STEM disciplines.

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing and discussing with others what results were found.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results.  They will conduct an inquiry investigation of their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into inquiry based activities.

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 11/13/2014

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills to Promote Collaboration
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

 

Location

  • Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive #1, Franklin, NH, 03235

Emerald Ash Borer Public Informational Meeting
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

At the meeting, representatives from the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands will describe the emerald ash borer’s threat and the purpose and provisions of the quarantine.

 

Concerned citizens, homeowners who have ash trees on their properties, community leaders, members of the forestry and “green” industries, and those concerned about the health of New Hampshire’s trees and forests are encouraged to attend.

 

UNHCE Hillsborough County Office Directions



Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Friday, 11/14/2014

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills to Promote Collaboration
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

 

Location

  • Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive #1, Franklin, NH, 03235

Saturday, 11/15/2014

Tri County 4-H and Afterschool Workshops for Volunteers and Staff
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

The following workshops will be offered:

  • - Meeting the Needs of Diverse Participants In 4-H And Afterschool Programs
  • - You Be the Judge – Teaching Judging to   4-H Youth
  • - Afterschool Orientation
  • -Rockets to the Rescue
  • -Putting the Science into Animal Science
  • -Embedding Life Skills in Your Teaching
  • -Healthy Snacks! I Can Make That Without A Kitchen?
  • -4-H 101- The Nuts and Bolts of Being an Effective Group
  • -Mindfulness & Youth Development
  • -Elements of Design – Creating the WOW!

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Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

Tree Fruit Meeting: Why Do Apples Fail to Produce Fruit? Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)



Pre-registration is required for lunch; the cost is $15.00 per individual for lunch and refreshments. To guarantee lunch, please register by November 10.

 

You can receive four recertification pesticide credits from the NH Dept of Ag. - Division of Pesticide Control for attending this meeting, but you need to be signed in by 9:00 a.m. and must attend the whole meeting.



Program:

8:30     Registration
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

Why Apple Trees Failed to Produce Fruit in 2014 (Opening Remarks to the Meeting)
Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus - Fruit, UNH CE

How We Thin Our Apple Orchards (Orchardists Panel)

Getting Ready for Thinning Next Year’s Apple Crop

Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

Air Blast Spray Calibration and now Spray Pattern Evaluation!
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE


Fire Blight 2014 - What Do We Do Now and How to Use Fire Blight Models
Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension

Winter Cold Injury to Tree Fruit?
Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension

Noon to 12:45 Lunch

Fruit Varieties to Consider to Plant in the Future   

Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension
Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts
Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus - Fruit, UNH CE
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

Old Pests that are Today’s New Pests and Some New Pests
Alan Eaton, Extension Professor/Specialist Specialist/IPM Coordinator - Entomology UNH CE

Risk Management Strategies
Mike Sciabarrasi, Extension Professor/Specialist - Agricultural Business Management, UNH CE and/or FSA Representative

Orchard Weed Management – Problems with Wood Perennials
Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, UNH CE
   

Adjourn - Handout Certificate of Attendance

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Location

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

Chainsaw Safety and Firewood Cutting Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join tree farm operator Dave Seager and Extension Forester Jon Nute for this backyard firewood harvesting demonstration. The tour will be held rain or shine.


• Identify which trees to cut
• Choosing a chainsaw & using it safely
• Tree cutting demonstration
• Display of farm equipment used in the woods
• Free chart estimating # of trees/cord

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Location

  • Marvell Family Sunset Tree Farm, Route 13, New Boston, NH, 03070

Tuesday, 11/18/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

Linked file:

Location

  • Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH, 03443

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Farm Safety and Health Management Training for Farmers, Employees,and Youth
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Best practices presented in this workshop series will provide risk reduction information and resources for agricultural entrepreneurs and will help farm owners and managers to plan for effective safety and health management programs.  
 
The featured speaker is Davis Hill, a Senior Extension Associate and Program Director at Pennsylvania State University’s Managing Agricultural Emergencies.


This workshop will be held on four days at four different times and locations.  View the flyer for details.

Location

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

Wednesday, 11/19/2014

Celebrating 100 - Manchester, NH
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

 

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension invites you to a celebration of our 100 years of service in The Granite State, & a look at where we are headed in The Next 100 Years.


FEATURING


Remarks from:
Ted Gatsas - Mayor, City of Manchester
Mike Hickey - Interim Dean, UNH Manchester
Ken La Valley - Interim Dean, UNH Cooperative Extension
Sarah Clement - Hillsborough County 4-H Member


Locally Sourced, farm fresh & seasonal foods Prepared by Chef Jayson McCarter of The NH Food Bank

 

Live Folk Music with Mary Dellea

 

Tour of the Millyard Museum Hosted by UNH Extension Volunteers

 

 

RSVP required: http://bit.ly/100UNHCE or 603-641-6060

 

 

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Location

  • Millyard Museum - Manchester Historic Association, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 11/20/2014

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS useres looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Location

  • Hillsborough County Nursing - Auditorium, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Monday, 12/01/2014

Wreath Making with a Botanical and Ecological Twist
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

The forests and landscapes of New Hampshire abound with plant materials that can be used to create unique and elegant holiday wreathes. Amy Papineau will discuss some of the many plant materials that can be collected for wreath making, with an emphasis on collecting sustainability (cutting bows properly, avoiding invasive species, etc.).  Master Gardener Intern, Nonie Reynders will then demonstrate wreath-making techniques using traditional and non-traditional plant materials.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 12/02/2014

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Inquiry
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) STEM Field Specialists are offering a workshop based on the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning within the STEM disciplines.

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing and discussing with others what results were found.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results.  They will conduct an inquiry investigation of their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into inquiry based activities.

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 12/10/2014

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Thursday, 12/11/2014

Managing Agricultural Income Taxes for Profit
(10:30 AM - 02:00 PM)

How do your business decisions affect your tax liability? This session will explain recent tax law changes, as well as, how to avoid common reporting mistakes and better manage income taxes. The session is geared for experienced producers and bookkeepers who want to learn more about farm income taxes.

 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

 

Registration:  Click here

Location

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

Monday, 12/15/2014

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Tuesday, 12/16/2014

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054


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