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Friday, 03/27/2015

Become a Conservation Center Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Naturalist!
(01:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

Are you interested in learning and teaching others about the Emerald Ash Borer in New Hampshire?
Do you live within a reasonable drive from Concord?


Become a… 
Conservation Center Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Naturalist! 

The Forest Society is looking for volunteers to become field naturalist tour guides for the EAB infestation at the Forest Society’s Conservation Center in Concord on the Merrimack River Floodplain– we’ll train you to give the tour, then work with you to schedule occasional tours for groups that request them. The training will be hands-on and will focus on identification of ash trees, field markers and symptoms of EAB in ash, and what people should do if they believe they’ve found EAB in their community. Registration is FREE, but space is limited so sign up soon!

Training Agenda
     1:30-1:45 – Welcome & Introductions
     1:45-2:45 – Indoor Slide Presentation
     2:45-4:30 – Field ID tour/practice

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Location

  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 03/28/2015

Fruit Pruning Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

This home gardener's fruit pruning demonstration will cover apple, peach, cherry, and plum trees.

 

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

2.0 Pesticide Credits have been approved for this meeting.

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Location

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

Model Horse Show
(10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

This event is open to model horse enthusiasts of any age. It is designed to be an introduction to the world of model horse showing. If you have never shown before, come along and join the fun, we are glad to coach you through the process.


Generally, models are judged on cleanliness, condition, presentation and best fit for the class in which they are placed.

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Location

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

Blueberry Pruning Demonstration for Home Gardeners
(12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)

 

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

1.0 Pesticide Credit has been approved for this meeting.

Location

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

Grape Vine Pruning Demonstration for Home Gardeners
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

 

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

1.0 Pesticide Credit has been approved for this meeting.

Location

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

Monday, 03/30/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(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.

 

 

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Location

  • White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Agriculture Site Preparation Twilight Meeting
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

This meeting will cover the basics for preparing a site for agriculture crop production.  We will take a look at a unique cover cropping system, as well as discuss soil preparation and cover crop options.  Presenters include UNHCE Specialists and NRCS representatives.  

This event is free and pre-registration is not required. If you require special accommodations, please contact 527-5475 by March 23.

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Location

  • Rolfe Farm, Route 106, Belmont, NH, 03220

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.

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 03/31/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(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

  • Durgin & Crowell Sawmill, 231 Fisher Corner Road, Springfield, NH, 03284

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 4

Oh to Be Young Again: An Aging Forest Means Trouble for Some NH Wildlife
Jim Oehler, State Lands Habitat Biologist, New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept.
The landscape of northeastern and north central states has changed. One big difference is the amount of land now covered with houses, roads, and other development. Another, more-subtle transition has also taken place: We have more mature forest today than we did 50 years ago. Many wildlife species do not live in mature woods. Populations including wood turtle, indigo bunting, New England cottontail, and bobcat have declined. No fewer than 65 reptiles, birds, and mammals – all of which need young forest – have been designated species of greatest conservation need in the Northeast. Learn how the partners in the Young Forest Project are working to change this trend.

 

 

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Location

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

Wednesday, 04/01/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(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.

 

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

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

What Makes Economic Development Happen?
(12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)


Featured Panelist:

  • Steve Norton, Executive Director - NH Center for Public Policy Studies
  • Dick Anagnost, President - AnagnostCompanies
  • Mark Kaplan, Executive Director - Alfa Loft
  • Laurel Bistany, Executive Director - Regional Economic Development Center of Southern NH will explore changes to NH’s economic climate and those factors which contribute to successful local economies.

A question and answer discussion will follow panelist presentations. 


Register
by calling 603-862-1028 or emailing Annarie.vancosant@unh.edu.

 

 

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Location

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

Thursday, 04/02/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(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

  • Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, 7 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH, 03452

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.

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Location

  • Keene State College Science Center, 229 Main St., Room 102, Keene, NH, 03431

New England Cottontail Rabbits: Biology and Management
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)


Though once common throughout much of central and southern New Hampshire, The New England cottontail is now only found in the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions of the state.

UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Outreach Coordinator Haley Andreozzi will speak about the biology of New England cottontail, management techniques to enhance wildlife habitats, the conservation efforts underway to help restore this rare rabbit, and current state and federal habitat enhancement programs that offer technical and financial assistance to landowners.

Registration is requested, but not required. More information on the event can be found at extension.unh.edu/NEC.

Location

  • Amherst Town Library, 14 Main Street, Amherst, NH, 03031

Friday, 04/03/2015

Coverts Project Advisory Committee Meeting
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Coverts Volunteers Needed!

It's time for our annual Coverts Project Advisory Committee Meeting. All coverts volunteers are welcome to attend and participate in this meeting. 

This year's Coverts Project Advisory Committee Meeting will be:

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - 2:00-4:00 pm
NH Fish & Game Headquarters
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH

We need your input on how the NH Coverts Project is doing, what we are focusing on, and where we are going in the future.
If you can, please come to this once/year meeting! RSVP to Project Coordinator Haley Andreozzi at haley.andreozzi@unh.edu or call 603-862-5327. RSVP by March 27, 2015.

We'll be sharing the agenda as the date approaches.

Grape Pruning Demonstration
(05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

* Meet at the Packing House at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH.

This  fruit pruning demonstration will cover grapes.

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

1.5 Pesticide Credits have been approved for this meeting

 

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Location

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

Saturday, 04/04/2015

NH 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contests
(All day)

The NH 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contests are two separate contests. The Horse Judging contest allows members to demonstrate their ability to judge conformation and performance classes of horses and later present oral reasons to explain their placings (reasons division only).


The Hippology Contest is a comprehensive contest of equine knowlege involving a written test, practical exam, problem solving, equipment identification, and horse judging. Juniors (ages 12-13 participate as individuals) and seniors (ages 14-18) participate in county teams (those without a county team will be placed with members from other counties).

Junior Hippology contestants may, if desired, participate in the non-reasons judging contest. Seniors must chose either horse judging or hippology.

Qualified seniors placing in the top 8 in both contests may be chosen to represent NH at the NE Regional 4-H Horse contest and the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.


There will be a county sponsored Novice Hippologe event for members ages 8-11. More information will be announced.

Location

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

Monday, 04/06/2015

Give Bees a Home -Part 1
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Native Pollinators and Their Nesting Habitats

NH is home to several hundred species of native bees. These bees have a big job - they're responsible for pollination and reproduction of thousands of plant species in our fields, forests, wetlands, gardens, and farms. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, will discuss the roles and importance of native bees in NH's natural ecosystems and agriculture. Amy will discuss what you can do to support native bees by providing habitat and nesting sites on your property. Join us for a follow-up workshop on April 25 where we will build bee nesting boxes and a bee hotel at the Boscawen Community Gardens.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 04/07/2015

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

Wednesday, 04/08/2015

Tree Fruit Pruning Demonstration
(04:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

This home gardener's fruit pruning demonstration will focus on apple trees.

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

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Location

  • , Hilltop Drive, Rindge, NH, 03461

Thursday, 04/09/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(All day)

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

Logger's Safe Trucking
(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

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

Raising a Piglet in Your Backyard
(06:00 PM - 08:00 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 first session (April 9th) will cover information about the different breeds, getting ready for the animal, including housing and spacing requirements, basic care, and an overview of processing.

 

The second session (on April 16th) will focus 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!

 

 You may sign up for one or both workshops.

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Location

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


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