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Thursday, 08/25/2016

Basic Goat Production 4-Day Workshop
Thursday, 08/25/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Dot Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Livestock Field Specialist, will be offering a 4-Day Basic Production workshop at Inheritance Farm in Chichester on Thursday evenings in August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can sign up for just one class or all four. This is for the goat owner or someone thinking about raising goats.

 

Class I - was on Thursday, August 4th, and covered basic information about raising goats.

 

Class II -  was on Thursday, August 11th, and covered goat nutrition.

 

Class III - was on Thursday, August 18th, and covered Goat Health.

 

Class IV - Thursday, August 25, 2016: Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care, and feeding bottle babies.

 

Directions to Inheritance Farm:  Take I-393 out of Concord. Continue onto 202/4 (Dover Road) when the roads merge. At the Epsom traffic circle, go 3/4 around to take 28 North. Follow 28 North for about 4-5 miles, and turn left onto Kelly's Corner Road (just after Clark's Blue Seal  on the left). Take the first left onto Pleasant Street. The farm is one mile up on the right - large white barn and stone wall.

Location

  • Inheritance Farm, 112 Pleasant Street, Chichester, NH, 0303238

Friday, 08/26/2016

Deadline: NH 4-H Annual Group Activity Report Due to 4-H Office
Friday, 08/26/2016 (All day)

The deadline for Organization Leaders to submit their clubs 2015- 2016 Annual Group Activity Report either online via this link https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XrD3fzNvlWG7qt OR in hardcopy form downloaded from this link: http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource001129_Rep8736.pdf is August 26, 2016.

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

Monday, 08/29/2016

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Monday, 08/29/2016 (10:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30. The Afterschool Inquiry Teaching Method course is designed for afterschool professionals. Participants will explore science practices with particular attention paid toward asking questions. One curriculum unit will be introduced, and methods for shifting lessons already used in programs will be included.

Flyer

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 08/30/2016

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Tuesday, 08/30/2016 (10:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Monday, August 29 & Tuesday, August 30. The Afterschool Inquiry Teaching Method course is designed for afterschool professionals. Participants will explore science practices with particular attention paid toward asking questions. One curriculum unit will be introduced, and methods for shifting lessons already used in programs will be included.

Flyer

 

Register

Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 08/31/2016

4-H Exhibits Due to the Hopkinton Fairgrounds
Wednesday, 08/31/2016 (05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

All 4-H Exhibits are due to the Ruth H. Kimball Exhibit Hall at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 31st between 5:30PM and 8:00PM. 

Location

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

Thursday, 09/01/2016

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Thursday, 09/01/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Judging 4-H Exhibits at the Hopkinton State Fair
Thursday, 09/01/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Merrimack County 4-H Exhibits will be judged at the Ruth H. Kimball Exhibit Hall on Thursday, September 1st. 

Friday, 09/02/2016

4-H at 101st Hopkinton State Fair
Friday, 09/02/2016 (All day)

Friday - Monday, September 2 - 5.


Website

Location

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

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Friday, 09/02/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 09/03/2016

4-H at 101st Hopkinton State Fair
Saturday, 09/03/2016 (All day)

Friday - Monday, September 2 - 5.


Website

Location

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

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Saturday, 09/03/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Sunday, 09/04/2016

4-H at 101st Hopkinton State Fair
Sunday, 09/04/2016 (All day)

Friday - Monday, September 2 - 5.


Website

Location

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

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Sunday, 09/04/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 09/05/2016

4-H at 101st Hopkinton State Fair
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

Friday - Monday, September 2 - 5.


Website

Location

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

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

OFFICE CLOSED - Labor Day
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

Location

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

Tuesday, 09/06/2016

Big Tree New Measuring Guidelines
Tuesday, 09/06/2016 (09:15 AM - 04:30 AM)

People like big trees, and big tree competitions have been alive and well in America since the 1920s and a mainstay program of American Forests since 1940. However, accurately measuring large irregularly shaped trees has never been easy. There is surprising room for significant error even in basic measurements like trunk circumference. In 2013, American Forests accepted the challenge to upgrade measurement methods and establish an expert national tree-measuring force called the National Cadre. Since then an 86-page measuring guide has been produced and new techniques continue to be developed. This workshop is meant to present some history of tree measuring, the primary techniques used by the cadre, and a discussion of where errors are made and how to analyze and minimize them. The morning will be inside and a number of methods will be demonstrated in an afternoon field session. Come prepared for the field. Participants are invited to bring any height-measuring instruments, such as laser rangefinders and clinometers to the afternoon field session. (Bringing equipment is optional).


For directions and more information click HERE

 



Schedule

9:15    Registration
9:30    Welcome and overview
9:45    Measuring tree height
10:50  Break
11:00  Measuring tree circumference
11:40  Break
11:50  Measuring tree average crown spread
12:30  Lunch (Bring your own bag lunch and beverage)
1:30    Field session for demonstrating measuring techniques
4:30    Concluding comments in the field

4.5 SAF CFEs in category I provided.
5 ISA CEUs

Who should come?  
 

This workshop should be of interest to big tree measurers, foresters and arborists, who wish to improve skills and accuracy of tree measurements. 

 

Pre-registration and parking (required)

This workshop is FREE, however, pre-registration by email to Sam Stoddard sstoddard3@gmail.com is required by September 1st. Provide name, address, phone and email address. Parking on campus is by permit only. If you need to park a vehicle, indicate in your email and a courtesy parking permit will be provided by return email.

 

 

Location

  • `78 Life Science Building, Dartmouth College, Dewey Field Rd., Hanover, NH, 03755

Thursday, 09/08/2016

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 09/08/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Potluck hosted by staff at the Boscawen office runs from 6 - 7 PM, followed by Council meeting from 7-8:30 PM.

 

Agenda TBA

Location

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

Monday, 09/12/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate - General Use Training - Core
Monday, 09/12/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

During this core training, instructors will review the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators.

 

For more information, visit our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Got Healthy Soils?
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

A Look at Ways to Make Your Soil Healthy

 

Stacy Luke, Merrimack County Conservation District (MCCD) manager, will discuss the Soil Health Initiative, different ways to improve your soil health, different soil tests, and different equipment available to improve your soils for a better harvest. Come try the penetrometer to test soil compaction. Three Building Soils books will be raffled off at the event.

 

Come learn the facts and get our questions answered by Stacy at the Boscawen Municipal Complex (4th floor) on September 12th.

 

Register for this free talk by contacting Candace Haithwaite at 603-753-9188 ext. 301.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 09/13/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Right-of-Way (B)
Tuesday, 09/13/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 09/17/2016

The 26th Annual Tree Farm and Fun Family, Kid-Friendly Field Day
Saturday, 09/17/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

About the Field Day
To celebrate the Boy Scouts being named Outstanding Tree Farm, we will focus on engaging youths in the outdoors through fun family, kid-friendly activities—and the traditional Tree Farm tour. Join us as the Daniel Webster Council Boy Scouts of America and their forester, Ron Klemarczyk, share their timber management, roads, trails and recreational forest management. The Griswold Scout Reservation Tree Farm encompasses 3,100 acres in the Lakes Region and includes seven mountain summits, four lakes, and numerous recreational trails. This camp introduces over 4,500 scouts to outdoor experiences every summer. The public is also welcome to explore their extensive trail system throughout the Belknap Mountain Range. A conservation easement ensures this property remains undeveloped and identifies specific zones for camping and forestry.



Register Here


Schedule at a Glance

8:00 Registration Begins

9:00–11:00 Forest Management in High-Use Recreational Areas

9:00–10:00 and 10:30–11:30 Guided Canoe Tour

9:00–10:15 and 10:30–11:45 How to Lead a Nature Walk

9:00–11:30 and 2:00–3:30 Fun Family, Kid-Friendly Activities

11:30–2:00 Pig Roast and Awards

2:00–4:00 Tour to Round Pond

All Day Waterfront Activities

 

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Location

  • Griswold Scout Reservation, 254 Griswold Lane, Gilmanton Iron Works,, NH, 03867

New Hampshire Workshop & Farm Tour
Saturday, 09/17/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 AM)

The Farmer Veteran Coalition is hosting a workshop and farm tour at Alumni Hall in Haverhill, NH. This workshop will be presented by professionals well-versed in the farming industry and will cover Organic Production, Business Planning, Crop Insurance, Risk Management and Food Safety. After lunch, the group will head to Winsome Farm Organics, 529 Route 10, Piermont, NH for a farm tour led by the owner, Glen Putnam.

 

The event is geared towards U.S. Military veterans. Attendees will come away with more knowledge, confidence and resources to help them grow. Register on-line by August 24th.

 

See attached flyer for detailed schedule and list of speakers, and the on-line link.

 

 

 

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Location

  • Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill, NH, 03765

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday, 09/17/2016 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Sometimes the best first aid is YOU.

Participants will receive 8 hours of professional development time with certificates available.

Register Here or use the link in the flyer.

 

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Location

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


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