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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

Hydrometer Clinic
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Div of Regulatory Services 2015 Hydrometer Clinic

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for any New Hampshire maple producer. An Agricultural Inspector will be available to test the accuracy of hydrometers. In addition, copies of the recently adopted NH Maple Rules will be available as well as information pertaining to the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic
Certification.

Maple Producers should bring their hydrometer clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

Location

  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Thursday, 02/05/2015

Our Ocean Treasure: Exploring Seaweeds of Maine and New Hampshire
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Space is limited, so please Register

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Location

  • Stages at One Washington, One Washington Street, Suite 325, Dover, NH, 03820

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

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

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

Friday, 02/13/2015

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

Hydrometer Clinic
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Div of Regulatory Services 2015 Hydrometer Clinic

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for any New Hampshire maple producer. An Agricultural Inspector will be available to test the accuracy of hydrometers. In addition, copies of the recently adopted NH Maple Rules will be available as well as information pertaining to the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic
Certification.

Maple Producers should bring their hydrometer clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

This clinic will end at 11:30am

Location

  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

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

Tuesday, 02/17/2015

Hydrometer Clinic
(All day)

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Div of Regulatory Services 2015 Hydrometer Clinic

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for any New Hampshire maple producer. An Agricultural Inspector will be available to test the accuracy of hydrometers. In addition, copies of the recently adopted NH Maple Rules will be available as well as information pertaining to the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic
Certification.

Maple Producers should bring their hydrometer clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

Clinic location: Room 201

Location

  • State House Annex, 25 Capitol Street, Concord, NH, 03301

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

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Staff Evaluations:

Sue Cagle, Extension Field Specialist, Community & Economic Development

 

Administrative Staff attending:

Charlie French - Program Team Leader, Community and Economic Development

Location

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

Wednesday, 02/18/2015

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

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

Friday, 02/20/2015

Seed Sterilization Clinic
(11:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

To treat your seed for seed-borne pathogens


UNH Cooperative Extension now has two new hot water baths to aid farmers in treating against pathogens in or on their seed. Diseases like downy mildew, black rot, bacterial canker, bacterial speck, bacterial leaf spot, early blight, fusarium wilt, Alternaria, leaf mold, tomato mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt are some of the diseases that can be treated with hot water seed treatment.

We can treat your crucifer, carrot, eggplant, lettuce, onion, parsnip, pepper, spinach, tomato, turnip, rutabaga and radish seed.

What we won’t be treating: any sets, roots, bulbs or tubers. Peas, beans, and cucurbits are also not recommended for treatment. Pelleted, old or primed seed should not be treated. Downy mildew on basil cannot be treated via hot water.

Check to see if your seed has previously been heat treated, as doing this twice could negatively affect germination.

This practice is permitted under Organic Certification rules.

 

Who should attend? If you save your own seed, or purchase from a smallseed supplier, or have had disease issues in the past, this is for you!

 

Please note: while this is a well-documented procedure, any treatment done to seed after purchase voids any guarantees of the seed company.

 

This Clinic is in 2 locations, Please contact us if these dates/times do not work and we will schedule with you individually

 

UNH-Durham

At the Woodman Horticulture Farm!

70 Spinney Lane in Durham, NH

February 20th @ 11am

 

Grafton County

At the UNH Extension office

3855 Dartmouth College Highway

North Haverhill, NH

March 3rd @ 11am

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Location

  • Woodman Horticultural Farm at UNH, Durham, NH, 03824

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


Conservation Commission Field Training Series
Winter 2015

This workshop was rescheduled from the original January date due to weather conditions.

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Location

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

Sunday, 03/01/2015

Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Activities Day Entries Due
(All day)

To register for Rockingham/Strafford County Activities Day go to your 4-H online profile.  www.4honline.com 

1. Log into your account

2. Select event

3. Register for your events

 

Monday, 03/02/2015

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

Dot Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, nutrition, illness and more. This talk is designed to help the beginner get ready for the arrival and basic care of their turkeys. This talk will not cover butchering or breeding.

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Location

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

Monday, 03/16/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Staff Evaluations:

Kelly McAdam, Extension Field Specialist, Food & Agriculture

 

Administrative Staff attending:

Amy Ouellette - Program Team Leader, Food and Agriculture

Location

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

Wednesday, 03/18/2015

2015 NH Water & Watershed Conference
(All day)


Save the Date

NH Watershed & Watershed Conference is coordinating with the New England Association of Environmental Biologist on a joint conference. The central focus to the event will be regional partnerships.

 

March 18 - 20, 2015


Agenda will include topics on:

  • Integrated water and watershed research
  • Watershed management
  • Water quality and biotic communities
  • Effectiveness of restoration projects
  • Land use planning
  • Climate change

Who should attend:

  • Water researchers and planner
  • Watershed organizations
  • Policy makers
  • Water resource volunteers

 



 

 

 

 

 

Location

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

Thursday, 03/19/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

 

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

 

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Keene State College Science Center, 229 Main St., Room 102, Keene, NH, 03431

Saturday, 03/21/2015

4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
(09:45 AM - 02:00 PM)

Open to Novice, Juniors, Seniors - This event will determine which seniors will be on the New Hampshire State Dairy Quiz Bowl Team.

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Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

Pruning Demonstration
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This home gardener's fruit pruning demonstration will cover apple, peach, grape, raspberry, blueberry and pear trees.

All pruning demonstrations are held outside -- Please be prepared for weather an snow!

Location

  • Lars & Jennifer Szsatko residence, 4 Leighton Corner Road, Strafford, NH, 03884

Dairy Novice Quiz Bowl
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Fun Dairy Quiz Bowl for youth ages 8 to 11.  Come and learn about Quiz Bowl.

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Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

Monday, 03/23/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301


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