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Tuesday, 01/27/2015

Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This course is for women who are in the first 10 years of farming.  It is most effective for farmers who have been in production for at least a year or two, but women planning a farming operation have also found it helpful.  It is not a course on production, rather on whole farm planning.  Participants will meet for ten sessions on topics that include goal setting, financial, business, marketing, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility, and planned grazing.  Participants are provided with a mentor and a network of other beginning women farmers.  This program is offered in collaboration with Holistic Management International, and Small and Beginner Farmers of New Hampshire.

 

Littleton NH Location TBD

 

Level:  Beginner

Location

  • To Be Determined, NH,

Wednesday, 01/28/2015

Merrimack County 4-H Leaders meeting
(All day)

Location

  • Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Eastman Street, East Concord, NH, 03301

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills. Participants will evaluate their businesses’ overall financial condition and examine the costs and profitability of individual enterprises. With a handle on production costs, participants will be able to assess their marketing plans and options, revise their product mix, and project next year’s profits and cash flow.   

 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

 

To apply complete the on-line questionnaire at:  http://tinyurl.com/nbh6nmk

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Location

  • Granite State College, 8 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Friday, 01/30/2015

Emerald Ash Borer and Community Planning
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

Conservation Commission Field Training Series

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Location

  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 01/31/2015

NH School and Youth Gardens: Connecting to the Community, Cafeteria, and Classroom
(08:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

Join Ron Christie of UNH Cooperative Extension and Marilyn Wyzga of the Cornucopia Project for a day-long School and Youth Gardens intensive workshop at the 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference.

8:45 AM to 11:45 AM: Short presentations from school and youth garden practitioners who will address community, classroom and cafeteria connections, gardens in afterschool programs, and garden sustainability. Followed by two breakout sessions:
(1) Effective methods for connecting curriculum to the garden using the fundamentals of field investigation and inquiry based learning. 
(2) School Garden 101 - school and youth garden basics on how to get started, materials needed, what to grow, planning, and sustainability.


3:00 PM to 4:15 PM: Small group discussions on topics of participants' choosing. Examples include gardens in non-school settings, community connections, incorporating STEM into gardens, food safety, etc.

 

CEU credits available.

 

Register for the 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

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Location

  • Rundlett Middle School, South Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 02/02/2015

Raising Broilers
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising broilers. Information about breeds, housing, care, costs, predation and much more will be discussed. This talk will not cover butchering.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

Friday, 02/06/2015

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

2 Day Event

Friday February 6, 2015 9am to 6pm

Saturday February 7, 2015 9am to 4pm


Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!



Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 02/07/2015

Merrimack County Public Speaking/Food Show
(All day)

Snow date of Saturday, Februay 14.

Location

  • Merrimack Valley Middle School, 14 Allen Street, Concord, NH, 03301

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!


Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Forest Management at Huntington Hill
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Tour this protected wildlife management area to see how habitat is being managed by professional foresters, and observe a forestry operation underway.

Meet: Log landing at 30 Goodfellow Road. If this area is full, please pull well off the road to park. Please, no dogs. Snowshoes or microspikes and poles recommended.

Leaders: Forester Jeff Smith of Butternut Forestry and Grafton County Extension Forester Dave Falkenham. Level: Moderate.

 

Visit the Hanover Conservancy Website for more details.

Location

  • Log Landing, 30 Goodfellow Rd., Hanover, NH, 03755

Thursday, 02/12/2015

Improving Dairy Production Efficiency by Using Precision Farming Technology
(09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Joshua Faulkner, PhD, Brent Croscut, Peter Frizzell, Amy Couch, Adam Crete, Nate Tullar, and Mike Barrett.


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Lancaster, and again on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Concord.

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Merrimack County 4-H Leaders meeting
(06:45 PM - 09:00 PM)

Friday, 02/13/2015

Presentation Day sign up - Merrimack County
(All day)

Granite State Division Society of American Foresters Annual Winter Meeting
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)


8:00 am  Registration & Coffee

9:00 am  New Hampshire Forestry Updates

State Forester-Brad Simpkins, Society for the Protection of NH Forests-Jane Difley, Legislative/NHTOA Update-Jasen Stock, NH Tree Farm Program-Mike Powers, NH Forester Licensing Board-Don Winsor, WMNF and others.

10:15 am   Emerald Ash Borer and Spruce Budworm Update

Molly Heuss, Forest Health Specialist, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands

10:45 am  Break

11:00 am  Business Meeting

Presentation of Officers, Memorials, Review of 2014 Minutes, 2014 Annual Report, Treasurer's Report & Budget, NESAF Report, SAF Council Report, Resolutions.

12:00 pm  Lunch & Awards

Tree Farm Awards, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Forester of the Year.

1:30 pm Panel Discussion on Long-Eared Bat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing the northern long-eared bat under the endangered species act. Our speakers will provide a primer on bat biology and habitat requirements and review the proposed listing.

- Dr. Scott Reynolds, St. Paul’s School

- Ken Desmarais, Forest Management Bureau, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands

 3:30 pm  Certificates and Adjourn and Safe Travels

 See flyer for registration details.


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Location

  • Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Improving Dairy Production Efficiency by Using Precision Farming Technology
(09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Joshua Faulkner, PhD, Brent Croscut, Peter Frizzell, Amy Couch, Adam Crete, Nate Tullar, and Mike Barrett.


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Lancaster, and again on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Concord.

Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 02/14/2015

Snow Date Public Speaking/Food Show - Merrimack
(All day)

Tuesday, 02/17/2015

Forage Crop Risk Management Workshop
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Howard Skinner, Dan Mongeau, Art Graves and Steve Plehn.

Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.

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Location

  • Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584

Wednesday, 02/18/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

Forage Crop Risk Management Workshop
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Howard Skinner, Dan Mongeau, Art Graves and Steve Plehn.

Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.

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Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Friday, 02/20/2015

Photos/Poster to Merrimack County 4-H office
(All day)

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

Saturday, 02/21/2015

4-H Horse Advisory Council
(All day)

Wednesday, 02/25/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

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


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