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Monday, 03/30/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(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.

 

 

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Location

  • White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at Kelley's Row Restaurant & Pub, Somersworth, NH.

Agriculture Site Preparation Twilight Meeting
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

This meeting will cover the basics for preparing a site for agriculture crop production.  We will take a look at a unique cover cropping system, as well as discuss soil preparation and cover crop options.  Presenters include UNHCE Specialists and NRCS representatives.  

This event is free and pre-registration is not required. If you require special accommodations, please contact 527-5475 by March 23.

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Location

  • Rolfe Farm, Route 106, Belmont, NH, 03220

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

Tuesday, 03/31/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(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

  • Durgin & Crowell Sawmill, 231 Fisher Corner Road, Springfield, NH, 03284

Wednesday, 04/01/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(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.

 

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

What Makes Economic Development Happen?
(12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)


Featured Panelist:

  • Steve Norton, Executive Director - NH Center for Public Policy Studies
  • Dick Anagnost, President - AnagnostCompanies
  • Mark Kaplan, Executive Director - Alfa Loft
  • Laurel Bistany, Executive Director - Regional Economic Development Center of Southern NH will explore changes to NH’s economic climate and those factors which contribute to successful local economies.

A question and answer discussion will follow panelist presentations. 


Register
by calling 603-862-1028 or emailing Annarie.vancosant@unh.edu.

 

 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 04/02/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(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

  • Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, 7 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH, 03452

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

Friday, 04/03/2015

Coverts Project Advisory Committee Meeting
(02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Coverts Volunteers Needed!

It's time for our annual Coverts Project Advisory Committee Meeting. All coverts volunteers are welcome to attend and participate in this meeting. 

This year's Coverts Project Advisory Committee Meeting will be:

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - 2:00-4:00 pm
NH Fish & Game Headquarters
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH

We need your input on how the NH Coverts Project is doing, what we are focusing on, and where we are going in the future.
If you can, please come to this once/year meeting! RSVP to Project Coordinator Haley Andreozzi at haley.andreozzi@unh.edu or call 603-862-5327. RSVP by March 27, 2015.

We'll be sharing the agenda as the date approaches.

Saturday, 04/04/2015

NH 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contests
(All day)

The NH 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contests are two separate contests. The Horse Judging contest allows members to demonstrate their ability to judge conformation and performance classes of horses and later present oral reasons to explain their placings (reasons division only).


The Hippology Contest is a comprehensive contest of equine knowlege involving a written test, practical exam, problem solving, equipment identification, and horse judging. Juniors (ages 12-13 participate as individuals) and seniors (ages 14-18) participate in county teams (those without a county team will be placed with members from other counties).

 

Junior Hippology contestants may, if desired, participate in the non-reasons judging contest. Seniors must chose either horse judging or hippology.

 

Qualified seniors placing in the top 8 in both contests may be chosen to represent NH at the NE Regional 4-H Horse contest and the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.


There will also be a Novice Hippology event for members ages 8-11 sponsored by Rockingham County Horse Leaders

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Location

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

Monday, 04/06/2015

Give Bees a Home -Part 1
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Native Pollinators and Their Nesting Habitats

NH is home to several hundred species of native bees. These bees have a big job - they're responsible for pollination and reproduction of thousands of plant species in our fields, forests, wetlands, gardens, and farms. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, will discuss the roles and importance of native bees in NH's natural ecosystems and agriculture. Amy will discuss what you can do to support native bees by providing habitat and nesting sites on your property. Join us for a follow-up workshop on April 25 where we will build bee nesting boxes and a bee hotel at the Boscawen Community Gardens.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 04/07/2015

Making Geodatabases Work for You
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Geodatabases are an excellent file format for managing and maintaining GIS data using ArcGIS.  This workshop will cover fundamentals, tools, and techniques for creating and working with data contained in Geodatabases.  The workshop is focused on intermediate to advanced users of ArcView, however, ArcEditor users will also benefit.

Location

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

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.

 

Location

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

Wednesday, 04/08/2015

Strafford County Scale Clinic
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

This clinic is open to anyone who grows and sells their own agricultural products and who uses a scale commercially at farmers markets or a farm stand.  Inspection and certification is free to growers who have 3 or fewer scales under 100 lb. capacity and no other commercial devices.

 

Attendees should bring:  (1) legal-for-trade scale(s) and any necessary accessories; (2) current scale license (if you have one); and (3) renewal forms and payments due (no credit cards accepted.)  Annual license fee of $18.00 per scale is required.  

Location

  • Wentworth Greenhouses, 141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, NH, 03869

Thursday, 04/09/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(All day)

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

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

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

 

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

 

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

Location

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

Logger's Safe Trucking
(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

  • U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mtn. Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Saturday, 04/11/2015

2015 Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Location: Swasey Pool, and Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory. The Seacoast SeaPerch Regional Competition is an annual event at UNH in Durham which includes different challenges for the SeaPerch teams to complete. 


The challenge will include

  • An obstacle course: teams are required to maneuver their SeaPerch though a course of submerged hoops.
  • Finesse: teams are required to perform multiple independent tasks that will test their ability to operate their SeaPerches with finesse.
  • Poster Challenge: teams should detail their SeaPerch construction and discuss the choices they made during design.

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Register

 

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Apple Tree Grafting & Pruning Workshop
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension Specialists Bill Lord, Amy Papineau, and Jeremy Delisle will lead this hands-on apple grafting and pruning workshop. Learn how to graft new apple varieties onto old trees and try your hand at grafting onto an apple rootstock (and take your new grafted tree home!). We’ll also demonstrate and discuss the how, when, and why of pruning for tree health and productivity.


IMPORTANT: Watch this video NOW! extension.unh.edu/grafting
If you plan to do grafting at home or on your farm this spring, you need to collect your scion wood ahead of time – in March when the trees are dormant. In this video, Bill Lord will teach you how to collect and store your scion wood in preparation for grafting in April.


Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held outside.

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Location

  • Chapin Farm, 326 Maple Street, Hopkinton, NH, 03229

Sunday, 04/12/2015

Backyard Chicken Basics
(01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)

Come join Daimon Meeh, UNH Cooperative Extension Agriculture Field Specialist, in a conversation about raising backyard chickens. Topics to be discussed include feeding, housing, choosing the appropriate breed, and more.

 

This workshop is appropriate for those interested in obtaining chickens, or those who already own backyard chickens and want learn more about their proper care.

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Location

  • Dover Agway, 25 Central Avenue, Dover, NH, 03820

Tuesday, 04/14/2015

Soil Matters 2015 New Hampshire Soil Conference
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

The National Cooperative Soil Survey Program has undergone significant changes in NH and across the country. Soil resource information is now readily available on-line for all of the privately owned land in NH and mapping in the White Mountain National Forest is underway. The day-to-day work of local NRCS Soil Staff has shifted to updating soils data, soil interpretations and working with local agency staff, partners and landowners with an emphasis on technical assistance to support delivery of Farm Bill Conservation Programs. This conference and many of our future activities will focus on working to improve recognition of the value and use of soils information in land use decision making. Our staff numbers are declining along with the federal budget, which highlights the need to set priorities and strengthen partnerships to meet the most important needs of our customers.

This conference is a free opportunity for you to hear about soil activities from NRCS and other NH agencies and organizations and to provide input on future directions and approaches.

 

Space is limited, please RSVP to cyndy.camp@nh.usda.gov by April 7, 2015.

 

Please feel free to bring your lunch and visit with other conference attendees after the conference ends. NRCS staff will be available from 1:00 to 2:00 to answer questions and demonstrate how to access soils maps and data.

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Location

  • Audubon Society McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

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.

 

Location

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

Wednesday, 04/15/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(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

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 04/16/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(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

  • Colebrook Fire Station, 18 Pleasant St, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Friday, 04/17/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(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

  • Carroll County Administrative Building, 95 Water Village Road, Route 171, Ossipee, NH, 03864


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