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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

Working Steer Mini Fair
Sunday, 06/26/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Geospatial 101: Finding Your Way in the Forest
Sunday, 06/26/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, June 22 - 24. Local focus: forests, forest types and land use. Geospatial 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools, such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. Teachers will be provided with ready-made easy lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in any classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older students will also be discussed. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PCs and Macs.

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Monday, 06/27/2016

Geospatial 101: Finding Your Way in the Forest
Monday, 06/27/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, June 22 - 24. Local focus: forests, forest types and land use. Geospatial 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools, such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. Teachers will be provided with ready-made easy lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in any classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older students will also be discussed. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PCs and Macs.

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Webmaps Galore!
Monday, 06/27/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Monday - Wednesday, June 27 - 29. Start with a map and add value, in terms of content and presentation. We will explore and discuss advantages of basic map presentation, Map Tours, Journals, Swipes, and tabbed presentations. Previous knowledge of ArcGIS online maps is necessary. However, if you do not have previous knowledge of online map making, we will work with you before and during the workshop to ensure success.

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Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Tuesday, 06/28/2016

Webmaps Galore!
Tuesday, 06/28/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Monday - Wednesday, June 27 - 29. Start with a map and add value, in terms of content and presentation. We will explore and discuss advantages of basic map presentation, Map Tours, Journals, Swipes, and tabbed presentations. Previous knowledge of ArcGIS online maps is necessary. However, if you do not have previous knowledge of online map making, we will work with you before and during the workshop to ensure success.

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Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Geospatial 101: Finding Your Way in the Forest
Tuesday, 06/28/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, June 22 - 24. Local focus: forests, forest types and land use. Geospatial 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools, such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. Teachers will be provided with ready-made easy lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in any classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older students will also be discussed. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PCs and Macs.

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Wednesday, 06/29/2016

Webmaps Galore!
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Monday - Wednesday, June 27 - 29. Start with a map and add value, in terms of content and presentation. We will explore and discuss advantages of basic map presentation, Map Tours, Journals, Swipes, and tabbed presentations. Previous knowledge of ArcGIS online maps is necessary. However, if you do not have previous knowledge of online map making, we will work with you before and during the workshop to ensure success.

Website

Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Geospatial 101: Finding Your Way in the Forest
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Wednesday - Friday, June 22 - 24. Local focus: forests, forest types and land use. Geospatial 101 will provide an introduction to geospatial tools, such as GPS, GIS and remote sensing. Teachers will be provided with ready-made easy lessons that promote spatial literacy and use GIS technology in any classroom. Content and activities will be focused towards elementary and middle-school classrooms, although adaptations for older students will also be discussed. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on both PCs and Macs.

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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

Thursday, 06/30/2016

Timber Tax Refresher for Foresters and Landowners
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (08:30 AM - 03:30 AM)

Foresters, landowners, and tax professionals will want to join Dr. Tamara Cushing and Andy Fast for an overview and review of current laws and rules on federal timber income and estate taxes. Dr. Cushing will give an introduction to income taxation, establishment of basis accounts, deduction versus capitalization of expenditures, timber sales and calculation of gain on the sales, cost-share payments and other timber-related income and record-keeping requirements. County Extension Forester, Andy Fast will introduce the Timber Basis Decision Model with a brief outdoor activity.

 


Our Instructors:
Dr. Tamara Cushing is a tax expert from Oregon State University where she serves as the Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry and assistant professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. Her research focuses on financial decision-making and tax impacts on private forest landowners. In addition to teaching, she has Extension responsibilities related to educating forest landowners and professionals about the business side of forestry including economics, policy, and management. Prior to going to Oregon State in 2014, Cushing was a faculty member at Clemson University and the University of Kentucky. She holds a doctorate in forest finance from the University of Georgia, a master's in forest economics and a Master of Taxation from Mississippi State University, and an undergraduate degree in forestry from the University of Florida.

 


Andy Fast is the Belknap and Strafford county forester with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension's Natural Resources Team. He has experience in a range of land management related positions in the northeast and western United States with the U.S. Forest Service, Marin Conservation Corps, and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. His primary responsibility for UNH Cooperative Extension is to provide technical assistance and outreach education to landowners, natural resources professionals, and municipalities in forestry, wildlife, and conservation. Andy is interested in the economics of private land management and developed the Timber Basis Decision Model with Dr. Cushing and UNH’s Dr. Mark Ducey to help landowners and foresters make good financial decision.

 

Directions: The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem From North or South: Rte 93 to exit 40. Follow Rte 302 East for 1/2 mile. Right at the Rocks Estate sign. Follow signs to parking and program center.

 

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Location

  • The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH, 03574

ArcGIS Online Organizations: How will I ever manage?
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

This 1-day workshop will help you understand how ArcGIS Online can be used in your classroom and in your school! The use of ArcGIS Online through a subscription account (free for all K-12 schools or K-12 informal programs) expands basic online mapping to include tools using analysis, collaboration, and the creation of engaging interactive maps. Examples covered on this day will include web apps, analyzing and sharing scientific data, and creating online map galleries. Participants will be guided through the process of finalizing and setting up a previously-requested subscription account for their school.

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GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (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

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Plant Identification Woods Walk
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

Unity, NH

Join us for a guided walk where we will practice identifying trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Lionel Chute (Sullivan County Conservation District) and Dode Gladders (UNH Cooperative Extension) will cover getting started, identification tips and tricks, and using dichotomous keys to help with the ID process.

 

Directions:
From the 2nd NH Turnpike, turn onto County Farm Road and take the very first right (before the County buildings) at the “Sullivan County Community Garden” sign. We will be meeting at the new Sullivan County Outdoor Classroom in front of the demonstration high tunnels.


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Location

  • Sullivan County Complex, Ahern Building, 103 County Farm Rd., Unity, NH, 03743

Friday, 07/01/2016

Mid-Season Corn Evaluation
Friday, 07/01/2016 (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Topics covered:

Common weed and insect pests

Proper scouting techniques and timing

Assessing crop injury

Options for managing weed and insect pests

 

2.0 Pesticide Applicator Credits

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Location

  • Macnamara Farm, 295 River Road, Plainfield, NH,

Monday, 07/04/2016

Merrimack OFFICE CLOSED - Independence Day
Monday, 07/04/2016 (All day)

The Merrimack County Office will be closed in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on July 5th at 8 AM.

Tuesday, 07/05/2016

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Mini Camp
Tuesday, 07/05/2016 (All day)

Mini Camp - July 5-8, 2016

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

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

Saturday, 07/09/2016

Junior Leader's End of Year Trip
Saturday, 07/09/2016 (02:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

Sunday, 07/10/2016

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Fish Camp
Sunday, 07/10/2016 (All day)

Location

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

Monday, 07/11/2016

Attracting Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden
Monday, 07/11/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Making your garden appealing to bees and butterflies is good for your plants and will delight the gardeners! We’ll discuss what’s harming the pollinators and what we can do to help them. You’ll learn what plants attract bees and receive a list of host plants for a variety of butterflies in our region. We’ll also cover what you can do to protect their habitat once they arrive.

 

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Donna Miller will be the speaker who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this topic.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 07/13/2016

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 07/13/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

2 PAT Credits Have been approved for this meeting.

Location

  • Poverty Lane ORchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, 98 Poverty Lane, Lebanon, NH, 03766

Sunday, 07/17/2016

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - 4-H On The Wild Side
Sunday, 07/17/2016 (All day)

Location

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

Wednesday, 07/20/2016

Deadline: Live Free & Eat Local - Farm to Table 2-Day Event Registrations Due
Wednesday, 07/20/2016 (All day)

LIVE FREE & EAT LOCAL FARM TO TABLE 2-DAY EVENT REGISTRATION FORMS DUE 

SEE ATTACHMENT FOR REGISTRATION FORM AND INFORMATION

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Grasslands & Meadows: Important Wildlife Habitat
Wednesday, 07/20/2016 (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 the Strafford County Farm. We will discuss the ecology and management of grasslands, management of native pollinator habitat, and common plants found in these habitats. 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 (Bring your own lunch)

Field Session at Strafford County Farm - led by Andy Fast and Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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

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Location

  • William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820


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