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Tuesday, 04/21/2015

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

REGISTRATION

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

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

 REGISTRATION

 

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

 REGISTRATION

 

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

 

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Grape School
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This workshop series is designed to give backyard home gardeners/growers and new grape growers the tools they need to be successful. Learn about how to choose grape cultivars that will perform well in NH, how to plant and manage a home vineyard, and how to cope with common pest and disease problems.

 

Come to just one workshop, or come to all three.

On April 14, we will cover the basics of grapevines, establishing and maintaining the vineyard, and plant nutrition.

2 Pesticide Recertification Credits have been approved for this meeting.

$15.00

Register here: http://bit.ly/GS414

 

On April 21, we will discuss pest management and assessing winter injury.

2 Pesticide Recertification Credits have been approved for this meeting.

$15.00

Register here: http://bit.ly/GS421

 

Lastly, on May 5, we will visit King Street Vineyards in Milford, to see these techniques put into practice on a home/backyard scale.

1 Pesticide Recertification Credit has been approved for this meeting.

No Registration Necessary for Vineyard meeting. Rain or shine- dress for the weather.

 

Contact Jill Ketchen at jillian.ketchen@unh.edu or 603-641-6060 if you would like to register over the phone.

 

 

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Location

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

Wednesday, 04/22/2015

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting for Commercial Fruit Growers
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

  • Dan Hicks will present a historical overview of Sunnycrest Farm including fruit production and marketing overlooks.
  • Walking tour of the Orchard including a trellis apple trees block on Bud-9 and a Honeycrisp block.
  • Peach Tree Pruning To Reduce Pest Problems and Insure Cropping.
  • Integrated Pest Management Considerations for Apple & Peach Insect Problems.
  • Integrated Pest Management Considerations Apple Disease Problems.

 

1.5 Pesticide Applicator Credits have been approved for this meeting.

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Location

  • Sunnycrest Farm, 59 High Range Road, Londonderry, NH, 03053

Thursday, 04/23/2015

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(04:00 PM - 06:30 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

  • Plymouth Regional High School, 86 Old Ward Brg Rd, Plymouth, NH, 03264

Raising a Piglet in Your Backyard
(06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Thinking of raising a piglet this spring?

Come listen to Dot Perkins, UNHCE Livestock Field Specialist, to get all of the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising and caring for pigs in New Hampshire. 

The presentation will cover information  on swine nutrition, their health, and how pasture fits in. As usual, Dot will cover things that are in the books but also the stuff that is not!

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Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

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

Location

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

Friday, 04/24/2015

Hillsborough County 4-H Foods Festival
(05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Do you like to cook? Do you like to sample from other cooks?

Please join us for the 2015 Hillsborough County 4-H Foods Festival!  4-Hers will have a chance to dazzle judges, family and friends with their culinary skills.  Each participant will create a menu, prepare a dish from their menu and serve it to the judges on a proper place setting!

Judging begins at 5pm.  Register by April 20 to Mjpaquette20@yahoo.com or 864-9547.

Potluck dinner to follow to share all the foods the 4-Hers have prepared.

For questions or more information please contact Michelle Paquette at Mjpaquette20@yahoo.com or 603-864-9547.

 

 

 

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Location

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

Saturday, 04/25/2015

Give Bees a Home -Part 2
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Creating Nesting Sites for Native Pollinators

In this hands-on workshop, Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, and Master Gardener, Derrick LaBranche, will guide you as you build a bee nesting box which you can bring home to support cavity-nesting bees on your property. Then, as a group we will work together to build a"bee hotel", providing nesting habitat for the many species of native bees at the Boscawen Community Gardens. Supplies and tools will be supplied (you are welcome to bring your own cordless drill to speed things up).

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Location

  • Boscawen's Community gardens, Woodbury Lane & Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, NH, 03303

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 - Input Sessions
(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

Thursday, 04/30/2015

Scale Clinic - NH Dept of Weights & Measures
(10:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

This clinic is open to anyone who grows and sells their own agricultural products and who uses a scale commercially at farmers markets or a farm stand.  Inspection and certification is free to growers who have 3 or fewer scales under 100 lb. capacity and no other commercial devices.

 

Attendees should bring:  (1) legal-for-trade scale(s) and any necessary accessories; (2) current scale license (if you have one); and (3) renewal forms and payments due (no credit cards accepted.)  Annual license fee of $18.00 per scale is required.  

 

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Location

  • Chappell Professional Center, 468 Route 13 South, Milford, NH, 03055

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

  • Deerfield Community School, 66 North Road, Deerfield, NH,

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

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(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

Grape School
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

This workshop series is designed to give backyard home gardeners/growers and new grape growers the tools they need to be successful. Learn about how to choose grape cultivars that will perform well in NH, how to plant and manage a home vineyard, and how to cope with common pest and disease problems.

 

Come to just one workshop, or come to all three.

On April 14, we will cover the basics of grapevines, establishing and maintaining the vineyard, and plant nutrition.

2 Pesticide Recertification Credits have been approved for this meeting.

$15.00

Register here: http://bit.ly/GS414

 

On April 21, we will discuss pest management and assessing winter injury.

2 Pesticide Recertification Credits have been approved for this meeting.

$15.00

Register here: http://bit.ly/GS421

 

Lastly, on May 5, we will visit King Street Vineyards in Milford, to see these techniques put into practice on a home/backyard scale.

1 Pesticide Recertification Credit has been approved for this meeting.

No Registration Necessary for Vineyard meeting. Rain or shine- dress for the weather.

 

Contact Jill Ketchen at jillian.ketchen@unh.edu or 603-641-6060 if you would like to register over the phone.

 

 

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Location

  • King Street Vineyards, 25 King Street, Milford, NH, 03055

Wednesday, 05/06/2015

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

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(02:00 PM - 04:30 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

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

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

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

  • Memorial Field, 311 Pleasant Street, Pembroke, NH, 03275

Saturday, 05/09/2015

2015 NHTOA Annual Meeting
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Schedule: registration and tours start at 8 a.m. Annual Business Meeting, noon; lunch, 12:30 p.m.; awards, 1:30 p.m.; auction and raffle, 2 p.m. Morning activities will include a tour of Monadnock Paper Mills Inc., a family-owned business and the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States. Morning tours also include a tour of Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center's timberland. A 1,247-acre Tree Farm located in the towns of Bennington, Francestown, and Greenfield. 

 

 

Location

  • DH Hardwick and Sons, 301 Francestown Rd., Bennington, NH, 03442

Monday, 05/11/2015

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

Tuesday, 05/12/2015

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Input Sessions
(02:00 PM - 04:00 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

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Saturday, 05/16/2015

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


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