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Upcoming events (Merrimack County)



Saturday, 04/25/2015

Food Safety for Poultry and Rabbit Producers
(09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

Agenda
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM ........ Introduction & Regulations
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ...... Healthy Animals
10:30 AM ...................... Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM .... Facilities and Equipment
12:00 PM ...................... Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM ...... Hygiene and Sanitation
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM ........ Cold Chain & Record Keeping
2:30 PM ........................ Adjourn

HB 608 allows producers to sell poultry and rabbits (up to 1000 each) directly to restaurants in New Hampshire without USDA inspection. This program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules, and will help producers develop a working plan for providing safe meat products for this market.


Workshop location in Boscawen, New Hamshire. Directions provided upon registration.

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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

Emerald Ash Borer at the UU Church of Concord
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Recently, it was found that the ash trees surrounding the playground at the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord are infested with Emerald Ash Borer. These trees are quickly dying and becoming hazardous as limbs begin to fall.

 

On Saturday, April 25, specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension will host a workshop at the church where we will discuss:

      -  What EAB is, where it came from, and what it does.

      -  What to expect as trees become infested.

      -  Options for saving or removing trees.

Outdoors, we will:

      -  Learn how to indentify ash trees and mark trees for removal.

      -  Look at infested trees as we learn to recognize the signs of EAB.

      -  Discuss what to do with ash wood when infested trees are cut down.

 

Come learn how EAB will affect you and your community and learn what you can do to minimize the damage this insect will cause.


Please park next door in Concord Orthopedic's lot, NOT in the UU Church lot.

 

Important: In order to avoid disrupting another group who will be using the large meeting room, please use the sanctuary entrance when entering the building for this EAB workshop.

 

 

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Location

  • Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301

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 - Exeter Input Session
(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

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,

Friday, 05/01/2015

Fashion Revue - Merrimack County
(All day)

Location

  • Merrimack Valley High School, 106 Village Street, Penacook, NH, 03303

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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Spring Leader Training 2015
(All day)

Central County Region Spring Leader Training

Workshop Sessions 

Session One - 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Basketry (two sessions) $10.00
Putting the Science into Animal Science
Rockets to the Rescue
Working with Cloverbuds

Session Two - 10:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m.

Basketry (continued)
Dutch Oven Cooking
Water Rockets: Make Take Challenge
You Be The Judge

Location: 

Epsom Elementary School
282 Black Hall Road
Epsom, NH

To register for the event see attached flier. 

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Location

  • Epsom Elementary School, Epsom, NH, 03234

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

4-H Garden Seed Clinic - Merrimack
(All day)

Wednesday, 05/06/2015

Wildlife Action Plan Update - Concord Input Session
(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)

 

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and professional pruner, David Seavey, for a 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

Merrimack County Advisory Council Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Merrimack County Advisory Council Agenda: not set yet

Location

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

Friday, 05/08/2015

Loggers' Mechanized Harvesting
(All day)


Mechanized Harvesting

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

 

Location

  • NORTRAX, 98 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, NH, 03275

Saturday, 05/09/2015

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration - Wild Blueberries
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialists for a hands-on lesson in pruning and caring for wild blueberry bushes. We will meet at Kidder Point, 912 Pleasant Street, New London where wild blueberries grow along the shore of Pleasant Lake. Come learn how you can keep your wild blueberry bushes health and productive.

Bring your gloves and pruners (a limited number of pruning tools will be available to borrow). This event will be held outdoors, so please dress appropriately.

 

Directions: Kidder Point (912 Pleasant Street) is just past the Pleasant Lake Inn, on the right side of the street. Look for the white Cooperative Extension signs.

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Location

  • Kidder Point, 912 Pleasant Street, New London, NH, 03257

Monday, 05/11/2015

Integrated Pest Management in the Garden
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

As the weather warms up and the plants begin to grow, it is time to watch for insects, weeds, and plant diseases that may cause trouble in your vegetable garden.

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Cindy Saka, will talk about common pests to watch for at this time of the year and will discuss the steps you can take to prevent problems or minimize damage using chemical-free methods.

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 05/12/2015

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, is a large orchard/small fruit crop farm, where we will talk a bit more about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and how to locate plots and scale for pollinators.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

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Location

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

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Alyson's Orchard in Walpole is a 100 acre apple orchard where the district has recently seeded in several pollinator plots with more on the way. Discussion on future placement and additional species.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

Location

  • Alyson’s Orchard, 615 Wentworth Road, Walpole, NH, 03608

4-H Foundation of Merrimack County Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wednesday, 05/13/2015

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Linda Brownson's Property in Wentworth, NH, will have a demonstration on solarization for site preparation, install plastic and discuss possible options for landscape enhancement.

 

Be sure to check out the flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.  http://tinyurl.com/lxgl6ug

 

Location

  • Linda Brownson's Property, Wentworth, NH,

Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms
(02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of wild plants and human food crops alike. Join the Xerces Society's Eric Lee-Mader for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration training to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects - including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshops are free.

 

Visit Carter Hill Orchard, with its Pollinator Plot in its third year. We will discuss possible over-seeding of additional species.

 

Be sure to check out the attached flyer for a detailed agenda and the Presenter's Biography.

 

Location

  • Carter Hill Orchard, 73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, NH, 03303

Merrimack County 4-H Advisory Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Thursday, 05/14/2015

Timber Harvesting Law
(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

  • NH Motor Speedway, 1122 NH Route 106, Loudon, NH, 03301


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