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Upcoming events (Merrimack County)



Tuesday, 09/30/2014

Resume Clinic, Merrimack County
(06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Timber Talk: Review of New Best Mnagement Practices Manual
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Timber Talks

One event, two locations and dates:

September 29 - Hillsborough

September 30 - Lancaster

 

The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) Timber Talks will feature a review and discussion of the proposed revisions to the Best Management Practices for Erosion Control on Timber Harvesting Operations in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development's Division of Forests and Lands will be accepting public input on the proposed changes.

 

Anyone involved with the growing, managing and harvesting of timber in New Hampshire is encouraged to attend this important session. Copies of the proposed draft BMP revisions will be provided or download it directly.

 

Presenters: Susan Francher, NH Division of Forests and Lands

                  Sarah Smith, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

NH PLP 2.0 credits toward re-certification

Forester 2.0 category 1 CFE credits

 

To register fill out and mail the registration form in the attached brocure or contact the NHTOA office at: (603) 224-9699

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Location

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

Wednesday, 10/01/2014

RSVP due to Merrimack County Roundup
(All day)

NH Professional Logger Program, "Road Building Tool Box"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:
Topics addressed during this workshop will include:

- Economics of building a truck road vs. long distance skidding.
- Installation and back-fi ll of a 40 inch by 28 foot open bottom culvert.
- Geo-textile, Geo-grid and Geo-membrane materials for base stabilization.
- Roadside ditching.
- Proper sizing and setting of cross drain culverts.
- Steep slope stabilization.
- Road surfacing options.

Manufacturer’s representatives will also be on hand with the most effective, efficient products designed for forestry and construction road building.

Instructors:
John O’Brien, O’Brien Forestry Service
Mike Everhart, EJ Prescott and Sons
Chris Loomis, Green Crow
Chris Goodnow, Goodnow Trucking

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

Location: Meet at the entrance to the woodlot directly off Rt. 9 in Stoddard, N.H.

See the brochure for directions.

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 Certifi cation Credits
6.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

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Thursday, 10/02/2014

2014 Sullivan County Master Gardener Series - Bulb Forcing
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

 

The Sullivan County Master Gardeners are hosting a seven-part series of hands-on gardening workshops in 2014. This class will focus on bulb forcing.

 

Prepare for winter's short days and snow-filled gardens by planting flowering bulbs to bloom inside. Greg Berber of Spring Ledge Farm will demonstrate tried and true methods of bulb forcing. Learn about choosing bulbs, containers and soils, timing and temperature requirements, and a bit about the history and unique botanical attributes of flowering bulbs.

 

The class will take place in the Gatehouse classroom.

 

Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Louise at The Fells at 603-763-4789 ext. 3 for more information and to register.

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Location

  • The Fells Estate and Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH, 03255

Making Money Work For You
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This six-part webinar series is designed to help participants:

  • Gain control over spending
  • Develop a plan to achieve financial goals
  • Reduce expenses and debt
  • Increase savings
  • Understand insurance needs

Participant must attend all six sessions on Thursdays:  September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Friday, 10/03/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Trucking Hot Topics"
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Course Content:
Wayne Peasley will address Hours of Service regulations, Driver’s Log Book updates and
requirements for legal transportation of diesel fuel in excess of 119 gallons.


Piera Siegert, entomologist at NH Department of Agriculture will present an update on
Emerald Ash Borer infestations and administer compliance agreement for transportation of White Ash products out of quarantined counties.

Instructors:
Wayne Peasley, Peasley Safety Consulting, LLC
Piera Siegert, NH Department of Agriculture


Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
4.0 Certification Credits
TBD SAF CFE credits

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Location

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

Saturday, 10/04/2014

Timber Harvesting Systems - Canterbury
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Free Program

There are two dates. Choose the location best suited to your needs.

October 4, 2014 - Canterbury

 or

October 18, 2014 - Washington

 

Not all timber harvests are the same. Different types of logging equipment can be used in different ways for certain impacts – or to meet specific goals. Learn how different equipment can match the conditions of the woods and provide different results.

 

In Canterbury, look at 3 timber harvests completed by whole tree chipping, conventional, and cut-to-length. In Washington, visit 2 sites and focus exclusively on “mechanized harvests,” which are whole tree chipping and cut-to-length harvesting systems.

 

Learn why these systems were used for the different sites, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as other considerations. Whether you want to conduct a harvest on your woodlot or learn more about how and why timber harvesting is done, this program will be a fun and interesting way to learn about options that are available.

 

Dress for the weather and bring food and drink for the field. Be advised we will car pool to the field site in vans. For more information see the event flyer.

 

Space is limited. There is no fee for participating but registration is required. Register online or mail the attached flyer registration form to hold your space in the workshop. 

 

For online registration find the registration link  at Event Registration

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Location

  • Elkins Library, 9 Center Road, Canterbury, NH, 03224

Sunday, 10/05/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops! 

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, Food Safety

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Location

  • Muster Field Farm, North Sutton, NH, 03260

Monday, 10/06/2014

Emerald Ash Borer and Other Causes of Tree Decline
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

This year, many trees along our roadsides and in our landscapes have shown noticeable signs of decline including browning leaves, dying branches, and loss of needles. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, will discuss some of the many insects and diseases that are causing stress and decline in our trees. Special attention will be given to Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that has been found in several sites in Merrimack County. Come learn what to look for and what to do when your trees look "sick".

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Location

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

Tuesday, 10/07/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Safe and Productive Felling"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:


Personal protective equipment
• Chainsaw maintenance safety
• Hazard evaluation
• Basics of felling


Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Laramie Logging
Jack Hernandez, UNH Thompson School of Applied Sciences

 

NOTE: Participants MUST BRING
• chainsaw
• ear protection
• safety boots
• hard hat
• chaps
• eye protection

 

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SIGNIFICANT CHAINSAW EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 Certifi cation Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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Location

  • King's Forest Sawmill, 53 East Side Rd., Wentworth, NH, 03282

Wednesday, 10/08/2014

Rockets to the Rescue
(06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

2014 National Science Experiement challenges youth to use aerospace engineering to solve a global crisis!

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Location

  • UNHCE - Merrimack County, 315 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Thursday, 10/09/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Portable Skidder Bridge Building"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

This hands-on workshop will focus on the construction and installation of a three-panel
portable skidder bridge. These bridges are becoming more and more popular in N.H.
because of their versatility.

Bring work gloves, wear steel toed boots, and dress for the weather.

Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Laramie Logging
Steve Patten, NHTOA

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail in registration details on attached brocure.


CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 Certification Credits
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • White Mountain Lumber Co., 30 East Milan Rd., Berlin, NH, 03570

Emerald Ash Borer Public Informational Meeting
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

At the meeting, representatives from the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands will describe the emerald ash borer’s threat and the purpose and provisions of the quarantine.

 

Concerned citizens, homeowners who have ash trees on their properties, community leaders, members of the forestry and “green” industries, and those concerned about the health of New Hampshire’s trees and forests are encouraged to attend.

 

Meeting room: Hilton Auditorium at the Rockingham County Nursing Home. See attached brochure for detailed directions. 

 

 

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Location

  • Rockingham County Nursing Home, 117 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Making Money Work For You
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This six-part webinar series is designed to help participants:

  • Gain control over spending
  • Develop a plan to achieve financial goals
  • Reduce expenses and debt
  • Increase savings
  • Understand insurance needs

Participant must attend all six sessions on Thursdays:  September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Friday, 10/10/2014

Consulting Forestry at Stonefence Farm
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Foresters are invited to a field tour and discussion of consulting forestry hosted by Robert Bradbury, ACF at Stonefence Farm in Salisbury, NH.

 

Tour a 300 acre woodlot with a conservation easement, wetland habitat with osprey and heron nesting sites, managed forty plus years for timber product, wildlife habitat, and recreation.

 

Lunch: LandVest will provide sandwiches, chips, and drinks after the tour while we discuss consulting forestry and it’s role in the successful management of client woodlands.

 

Britt Townsend with Forest Resource Solutions, Inc. will present a presentation titled, " Increasing accuracy and efficiency on plot using the latest tools in forest technology" after lunch. This will be instruction and hands on opportunities to work with the latest of technology to measure the forest.

 

5.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

Directions to Stonefence Farm:


From the East: Take Rt 3 South out of Franklin to Rt 127 west. Go southwesterly ~ 2.5 miles to North Road (and towards DanielWebster Birthplace Historic Site). Take North Road past DW Birthplace, continue northerly less than a mile, open fields on right, take driveway at sign for StoneFence Farm. Come in driveway, bear left to barn.

 

From the West: At Jct of Rt 4 and Rt 127 in Salisbury (4 Corners Mobil at intersection) take Rt 127 east about 3 miles, take North Road on left at sign for Daniel Webster Birthplace Historic Site. Take North Road past DW Birthplace, continue northerly less than a mile, open fields on right, take driveway at sign for StoneFence Farm. Come in driveway, bear left to barn.

 

Sign Up Deadline Oct. 7th to rbradbury@landvest.com

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Location

  • Stonefence Farm, North Road, Salisbury, NH, 03268

Monday, 10/13/2014

New Program Protects Dairy Farmers from Shifts in Feed Costs and Milk Prices
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

USDA has announced a new voluntary program that protects dairy producers when the difference between milk price and feed costs (the “margin”) falls below an amount selected by the producer.

 

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) is available to operations that produce and commercially market milk from cows located in the United States. Producers must provide proof of milk production at the time of registration and not be enrolled in the Risk Management Agency’s Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Program (LGM-Dairy). The program has been authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill through December 31, 2018.

 

The USDA Farm Service Agency and UNH Cooperative Extension have scheduled informational meetings on how the new dairy program works and how to register for it at the following locations.All dairy farmers and producers are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

These sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The formal part of the program will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Individual questions and assistance will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Attendees may bring a bag lunch.


Note: The former MILC (Milk Income Loss Contract) program is no longer available. The MPP-Dairy program registration period for 2014 and 2015 coverage began on September 2, 2014 and will end on November 28, 2014.

 

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-877-387-2001 by Oct. 8, 2014.

Location

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

Tuesday, 10/14/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Buck It"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two course dates, two course locations
October 14 - Bethlehem
October 30 - Allenstown


Course Content:

Morning session- Review bucking options for several tree length stems to determine the best utilization and profi tability, then make the cuts. We will also discuss techniques to minimize stem damage with mechanical harvesting equipment.

 

Afternoon session- Select logs will be milled into boards to determine how external defect affect lumber quality.

 

Instructors:
Scott Astle, Green Crow
Joey Goudreau, J.M. Champeau
Bill Day, J.M. Champeau
Ed Witt, Madison Lumber

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Timberwolf Logging, 1161 Whitefield Road (Rt 116), Bethlehem, NH, 03574

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Inquiry
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) STEM Field Specialists are offering a workshop based on the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning within the STEM disciplines.

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing and discussing with others what results were found.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results.  They will conduct an inquiry investigation of their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into inquiry based activities.

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 10/15/2014

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
(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

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Merrimack County 4-H Leader's Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Thursday, 10/16/2014

Merrimack County Jr. Leader's Meeting
(06:45 PM - 09:00 PM)

This date is tentative. Contact Deb Cheever at 796-2151

Friday, 10/17/2014

How To Lead an Invasive Plants Workday
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join The Stewardship Network: New England for a unique training. We'll model an invasive plants workday so you will be thoroughly prepared to lead a similar volunteer workday in your town! Participants will learn tips and tricks for organizing an event, the basics of invasive plant ID, and how to remove and dispose of a handful of invasive plant species. 


Presented by: Ellen Snyder, Partnership Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension; and Emma Carcagno, Land and Water Conservation Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Register


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Location

  • The Nature Conservancy - Great Bay Office, 112 Bay Road, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Maynard Forest American Chestnut Reintroduction Tour
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

Join forester Charlie Koch, county forester Steve Roberge and land manager Rick Brackett for a tour through a long term forestry study including American chestnut reintroduction and American beech control at the Maynard Forest in Gilsum. This workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to experience the Conservancy’s innovative project to study methods related to control beech regeneration and restore chestnut to a forest setting. Learn about the benefits of healthy chestnuts to wildlife and the timber industry as well as the issues surrounding beech bark disease and deer browse.

 

Field workshops will be held rain or shine and will require walking on uneven ground. Sturdy footwear is required. Workshops are free. Registration is not required but appreciated.

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Location

  • Maynard Forest, Old Keene Rd., Gilsum, NH, 03448

Saturday, 10/18/2014

Round Up - Tentative - Merrimack County
(All day)



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