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Thursday, 06/02/2016

Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club
Thursday, 06/02/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

The Monadnock 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at the Peterborough Sportsman Club indoor range. This program is open to all 4-Hers interested in shooting sports.  Must be 8 years or older to participate.  Contact the Hillsborough County 4-H office for more information.

Location

  • Peterborough Sportsman's Club, 209 Old Peterborough Rd, Dublin, NH, 03444

Friday, 06/03/2016

Managing Habitat for Ruffed Grouse (Even if you don't have aspen!)
Friday, 06/03/2016 (08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

Workshop Description:

Learn about grouse ecology and habitat management to benefit grouse, other young forest wildlife, and mature forest wildlife on this property tour and field discussion. Bring your own lunch for lunch in the field.  

 

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00       Registration

9:00 – 9:15       Introductions and property overview

9:15 – 10:00     Overview of grouse ecology and habitat management

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 12:15   Property Tours and field discussion of managing habitat to benefit grouse, other young forest wildlife, and mature forest wildlife.

12:15-12:45     Lunch in the field (bring your own)

12:45-1:30       Continue field discussion

1:30                 Adjourn

 

SAF Category 1–3.5 CFE’s
PLP 4.0 credits

 

REGISTER HERE

Directions:
From Route 10 in Marlow, take 123A West. After 4.9 miles, in South Acworth, right onto Hill Road. Fol-low Hill Road for 2.1 miles to the five-way intersection in the Town of Acworth. Turn left onto Charlestown Road. After 1.8 miles turn right onto Black North Road. Go about 1 mile to woodlot gate on right (N 43.24980, W 72.32214). Follow signs to the workshop. Note: Some GPS units show that Black North Road is accessible from the north but the only passable access is from Charlestown Road.

 

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Location

  • Fred Ernst Property, Black North Rd., Acworth, NH, 03601

Drip Irrigation Twilight Meeting
Friday, 06/03/2016 (03:00 PM - 07:00 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.  We will be presenting a hands-on demonstration on setting up a drip irrigation system.  Starting from the pond to the field describing the various components of the drip irrigation system, fertigation and chemigation will be discussed.

 

Speakers include: Trevor Hardy (Brookdale), Bill Lamont (Penn State University), Bill Wolfram (Toro), Chelsea Smith (BASF), Chad Cochrane (NRCS), Nate Nourse (Nourse Nursery), Tom Matt (Kifco), George Hamilton (UNH CE) and others.

 

3.5 PAT Credits have been approved for this meeting

 

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Location

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm, 36 Broad Street, Hollis, NH, 03049

Saturday, 06/04/2016

State 4-H Activities Day
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (All day)

Location

  • Manchester Community College, 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH,

NH Professional Loggers Program Mechanized Harvesting: Cut to Length
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Course Content:
Learn what makes Cut to Length harvesting distinctly different from other harvest systems utilized in the northeast. Topics will include machine details, operating procedures, systems maintenance and troubleshooting, operating costs and “must have” items for a complete CTL toolbox. Location of this workshop is subject to change. Please make sure we have your contact information.

 


Instructors:
Steve Patten, NHTOA
Wade Paight, Cutting Edge Timber Harvesting

 
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Bigelow Hill Road, Troy, NH,

Monday, 06/06/2016

Want to Sell More at the Farm Market and Make Money?
Monday, 06/06/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Nada Haddad, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, will give many tips to get you ready for your Farm Market. Product quality, sales etiquette, and customer profile will be covered during the presentation.

 

This workshop is designed for farmers and growers operating a farm stand or a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), or a Pick-Your-Own farm, or selling products at the farmers market. Soon-to-be growers thinking of selling their agriculture products will also benefit from this workshop and the discussion of the pros and cons of the different market channels.

 

No cost to attend the workshop but pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

 

Register 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 06/07/2016

Stream Safari
Tuesday, 06/07/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

4-H Stream Safari is an environmental science program focused on stream ecology for youth in grades K-8.  Workshop is geared towards educators working with youth in grades K-8. Registration required.  Scholarships available.  Curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, field work experiences, data collection and analysis involving stream ecology. Workshop includes Project WET and Wild certification, Stream Safari curriculum guide, and stream field work experience.

Cost:  $75 per person includes books and certification

To register go to: http://bit.ly/StreamSafariJune16

 

Call (603) 641-6060 for more information

 

 

 

Location

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

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 06/07/2016 (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

Wednesday, 06/08/2016

Stream Safari
Wednesday, 06/08/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

4-H Stream Safari is an environmental science program focused on stream ecology for youth in grades K-8.  Workshop is geared towards educators working with youth in grades K-8. Registration required.  Scholarships available.  Curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, field work experiences, data collection and analysis involving stream ecology. Workshop includes Project WET and Wild certification, Stream Safari curriculum guide, and stream field work experience.

Cost:  $75 per person includes books and certification

To register go to: http://bit.ly/StreamSafariJune16

 

Call (603) 641-6060 for more information

 

 

 

Location

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

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 06/08/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

2.0 pesticide credits have been approved for this meeting.

 

Location

  • Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, NH,

Thursday, 06/09/2016

4-H Sharpshooters Club
Thursday, 06/09/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The 4-H Sharpshooters Club will meet tonight at Purgatory Falls Fish and Game in Mont Vernon from 6-7:30pm. All 4-Hers & friends are welcome to attend to learn more about the 4-H shooting sports program. Must be 8 or older to participate.  Dues are $2 for ammo. This is an outdoor range so dress accordingly.  The club will meet every 2nd & 4th Thursday through the summer.

 

The range is on Upton Road in Mont Vernon.  Directions - From North - take Route 13 south to Mont Vernon.  Take a right on Old Wilton Rd JUST before the center of town (just after Francestown Tnpk).  Take the first right onto Upton Rd (a dirt rd.).  The range is at the end of the street. From South - take Route 13 north into Mont Vernon.  Take a left on Old Wilton Rd just AFTER the center of town (before Francestown Tnpk).  Take the first right onto Upton Rd (a dirt rd.)  The range is at the end of the street.

Location

  • Purgatory Falls Fish and Game Club, 1 Upton Rd, Mont Vernon, NH, 03057

Saturday, 06/11/2016

Hillsborough County 4-H Horse Clinic
Saturday, 06/11/2016 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

Clinic open to all 4-Hers enrolled in the horse project. More details to come.

Location

  • Hillsborough County Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

4-H Horse Recycled Ribbon Challenge
Saturday, 06/11/2016 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The Hillsborough County 4-H office has unused mismatched ribbons and rosettes from various 4-H competitions.  We Challenge YOU to create something amazing with them! You can even incorporate some of your own ribbons! Clothing, Accessories, Pillows, Quilts, Useful and/or other Decorative items. The more Creative the better!  All entries will be judged at the Hillsborough County Clinic Day on June 11th at the New Boston Fairgrounds. Prizes will be awarded to the winner!

 

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Location

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

Wednesday, 06/15/2016

Grasslands & Meadows: Important Wildlife Habitat
Wednesday, 06/15/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Grasslands and meadows are rare habitats in New Hampshire, and many of the wildlife species that depend on them have declined significantly over the last several decades. Learn about the maintenance required to create or maintain these habitats during a series of indoor presentations, followed by an outdoor field session at NH Fish & Game’s Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area. We will discuss the ecology and management of grasslands, management of native pollinator habitat, common plants found in these habitats, and the history and management of the Lower Shaker WMA. The afternoon field session will include visits to a variety of grasslands and meadows and discussion of management techniques.

Agenda

Welcome & Introduction - Haley Andreozzi, UNH Cooperative Extension


Grassland Ecology & Management - Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension


Managing for Native Pollinators - Jarrod Fowler, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation - Don Keirstead, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Common Grasses & Meadow Plants - Jim Kennedy, Landscape Architect/Wetlands Scientist, NH Coverts Project Volunteer


Lunchtime Presentation (Bring your own lunch)
Enfield: Land of the Shakers, Land for Wildlife - Michael O’Connor, Enfield Shaker Museum, Jim Oehler, NH Fish & Game Department, Field Session at Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area

Field Session at the Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area

 

REGISTER HERE

 

SAF - 4.5 category 1 CFE credits
6.0 contact hours for natural resources professionals

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Thursday, 06/16/2016

Build Your Grazing Plan
Thursday, 06/16/2016 (All day)

The online classes will run from February 29 through June 16. During that time, there will also be four in-person meetings:
- Monday, February 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Kick Off and Orientation in Boscawen
- Wednesday, April 6, time TBD - Animal Nutrition in Boscawen
- Saturday, May 7, all day - Fencing Clinic in Harrisville
- Thursday, June 16, time TBD - Forage Identification and Inventory in Litchfield

This 16-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program. It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing. If you already have a grazing plan that is being underutilized, this class is for you as well.

We will take you through the process of writing a grazing plan. As a participant, you will complete the class with a functional grazing plan for YOUR farm and understand the principles behind it. This allows you to make changes to your plan when needed. Additionally, we will be writing these plans to include all the criteria needed for submission to NH NRCS for assistance through the EQIP program. If you would like, Daimon Meeh will help you review your plan to ensure it meets NRCS specifications. You would then bring your plan to a NRCS representative in your county to discuss how NRCS can help you with its implementation.

The class will be self-paced with online assignments and support. We will be using an online learning system similar in structure to an online forum, and it is our intent that there will be helpful interactions between the participants during the class.


Topics include
- Farm and Soil Mapping
- Soil Testing
- Animal Nutrition Needs
- Body Condition Scoring
- Fencing
- Theories of Grazing
- Rotation Schedule
- Forage Identification

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Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, 06/16/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Location

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

Saturday, 06/18/2016

5th Annual NH 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree
Saturday, 06/18/2016 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Pointer Fish & Game will be the host for this 5th Annual Jamboree open to youth ages 8-18 and adults. Participation is limited and registration is required. Cost is $5 per youth and $10 per adult. This covers ammunition and lunch (provided by Pointer). 

See the NH Shooting Sports website for details and registration instructions.  Registration due June 3.

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Thursday, 06/23/2016

4-H Sharpshooters Club
Thursday, 06/23/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The 4-H Sharpshooters Club will meet tonight at Purgatory Falls Fish and Game in Mont Vernon from 6-7:30pm. All 4-Hers & friends are welcome to attend to learn more about the 4-H shooting sports program. Must be 8 or older to participate.  Dues are $2 for ammo. This is an outdoor range so dress accordingly.  The club will meet every 2nd & 4th Thursday through the summer.

 

The range is on Upton Road in Mont Vernon.  Directions - From North - take Route 13 south to Mont Vernon.  Take a right on Old Wilton Rd JUST before the center of town (just after Francestown Tnpk).  Take the first right onto Upton Rd (a dirt rd.).  The range is at the end of the street. From South - take Route 13 north into Mont Vernon.  Take a left on Old Wilton Rd just AFTER the center of town (before Francestown Tnpk).  Take the first right onto Upton Rd (a dirt rd.)  The range is at the end of the street.

Location

  • Purgatory Falls Fish and Game Club, 1 Upton Rd, Mont Vernon, NH, 03057

Friday, 06/24/2016

Forest Management with Birds in Mind
Friday, 06/24/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

For the past year, Dan Lambert of High Branch Conservation Services and Len Reitsma of Plymouth State University have been working with foresters, wildlife biologists, and environmental biology students to develop management guidelines for several wildlife species in decline. Join Dan, Len, and forestry and wildlife specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension to hear results from this effort during this workshop that will involve observation and discussion of forestry practices that enhance habitat quality for these Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and many other wildlife species. Participants will also have the opportunity to hold a migrant bird species in their hand while discussing details about their habitat needs. This workshop will take place entirely in the field. Come prepared. Lunch will be provided as part of the cost of the workshop.

 

9am-Noon: Reitsma Tree Farm
A close look at the Reitsma Tree Farm, where an experimental harvest was conducted in March 2012 as part of a study examining the effects of different patch cut techniques on bird diversity.


Noon-1pm: Lunch Break (provided)


1pm-4pm: Bear Pond Natural Area
Visit to a conserved area heavily harvested in the early 1980s, where a population study of Canada warblers has been ongoing since 2003.

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Directions: The workshop will begin at the Reitsma American Tree Farm, located at 266 Prospect Hill Road in Canaan, NH. From the intersection of Rt. 4 and Rt. 118 in Canaan travel north on Canaan St. for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Prospect Hill Road and travel 1.6 miles until you see #266 on the right.

 

 

 

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Location

  • Reitsma Tree Farm, 266 Prospect Hill Rd., Canaan, NH, 03741

Sunday, 06/26/2016

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Shooting Sports Camp Week
Sunday, 06/26/2016 (All day)

Camp opens for the season today, starting with

Shooting Sports Camp Week - June 26 - July 1, 2016

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

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

Hillsborough County 4-H Horse Qualifying Show
Sunday, 06/26/2016 (All day)

The Hillsborough County 4-H horse qualifying show will be held on Sunday June 26th at the Youth Center in New Boston. This event determines who will represent Hillsborough County at the state 4-H horse show. Details and entry packet will be out soon.

Location

  • Hillsborough County Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Monday, 06/27/2016

Elementary Program Introducing Computing Camp for 4th-5th graders
Monday, 06/27/2016 (08:45 AM - 12:15 PM)

June 27 - July 1 and July 25-29, 2016

 

GRADES 4-5. Students learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, and visual programming. They build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. Students discover why computer science is fun and how it helps in our everyday life through technological innovations.

$275/week. $25 non-refundable registration fee 

 

To register UNH-M STEM Website

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Tuesday, 06/28/2016

Elementary Program Introducing Computing Camp for 4th-5th graders
Tuesday, 06/28/2016 (08:45 AM - 12:15 PM)

June 27 - July 1 and July 25-29, 2016

 

GRADES 4-5. Students learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, and visual programming. They build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. Students discover why computer science is fun and how it helps in our everyday life through technological innovations.

$275/week. $25 non-refundable registration fee 

 

To register UNH-M STEM Website

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 06/29/2016

Elementary Program Introducing Computing Camp for 4th-5th graders
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (08:45 AM - 12:15 PM)

June 27 - July 1 and July 25-29, 2016

 

GRADES 4-5. Students learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, and visual programming. They build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. Students discover why computer science is fun and how it helps in our everyday life through technological innovations.

$275/week. $25 non-refundable registration fee 

 

To register UNH-M STEM Website

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Vegetable Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Purpose of Twilight Meeting is to review the production and soil tillage options and strategies basics to plan for future growing seasons and to give vegetable growers a chance to tour other farms to review their crop production management practices and strategies and be able to ask other local farmers crop production, reduced and no-till, cover crops and pest management questions.

 

2 PAT Credits have been approved for this meeting.

Location

  • Lavoie's Farm, 172 Nartoff Road, Hollis, NH, 03049


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