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Upcoming events (Strafford County)



Saturday, 08/08/2015

13th Annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival
(10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


It's a family-friendly celebration of the great outdoors!


Take a hayride to the river or watch and learn about rescued wildlife. Kids go fishing in the pond, or explore the corn maze or nature's playground. Watch demos of traditional skills or get your questions answered about gardening, pollinators or invasive species.

Join our walks:
-Guided Family Forest Walk
-Self-guided Kids' Discovery Walk
-Best Bird & Bat Habitat Sites Walk
-Guided Nature Walk with Phil Auger


Volunteers Needed!


Help needed for barn cleanup day on Friday, July 31
and for setup on Friday, August 7.

Join the team on Festival Day!
Direct parked cars, move hay bales, sell food, help kids have fun, or make a salad or dessert for our food sales.

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Location

  • Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Rd., Milton Mills, NH, 03852

Friday, 08/14/2015

Seacoast SeaPerch Educator Workshops
(All day)

Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14. Interested in bringing the SeaPerch ROV program to your classroom? Want to expand on the SeaPerch program that you currently run? Attend one or both of our Seacoast SeaPerch Educator Workshops, and learn how to build, test, and modify underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles).

This August at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and University of New Hampshire in Durham, Seacoast SeaPerch will offer two day-long training programs open to educators, 4-H leaders, afterschool providers, community partners, and others interested in coaching a SeaPerch club or team.

Day 1—Introduction to SeaPerch at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The training will include building a SeaPerch ROV, and organizing a SeaPerch Club/Team. Participants will build a SeaPerch kit during the workshop in pairs, and then receive instructions and a parts list to help build a SeaPerch with your group.

Day 2—Advanced SeaPerch Techniques at the University of New Hampshire. This training is intended for individuals who have completed a build, or taken Introduction to SeaPerch, and will include program planning and tools for a successful build, troubleshooting, modifications, and applying NGSS science and engineering practices.

Lunch will be provided.

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Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Saturday, 08/15/2015

Strafford County 4-H Animal Action Exhibit Entries Due
(All day)

all entries for the 2015 animal action exhibit entries are due by close of business on the 15th, no exceptions.

 

Please see the attachment for entry info and forms.

Location

  • Strafford County Cooperative Extension office, 268 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Tuesday, 08/25/2015

Marine Docent Informational Meeting
(10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

How do you become a UNH Marine Docent? Attend this informational meeting and learn about training hours, topics, commitment, and benefits.

 
Website

Location

  • New Hampshire Sea Grant - Lee, 122 Mast Road, Lee, NH, 03861

Thursday, 08/27/2015

Fair Clean Up Night and Family BBQ
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Join us for a family BBQ and clean up night as we prepare for the Rochester Fair! All Strafford County 4-H Youth are welcome to attend.

 

Individuals should wear "messy" clothes and bring some cleaning supplies/field games if available

 

Clubs should sign up to bring a food item for the BBQ. All meat will be provided.

 

Location

  • Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St, Rochester, NH, 03867

Tuesday, 09/01/2015

Fair Entries Due Online
(All day)

All fair entries are due online through the Fair's online portal and entry system

Location

  • Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St, Rochester, NH, 03867

Monday, 09/14/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

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Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 09/17/2015

Fair Exhibit Set Up and Project Judging
(04:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

All exhibit set up and project judging/displays must be completed between 4 and 8pm on Thursday, Sept 17.

Youth must be present for project judging.

Location

  • Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St, Rochester, NH, 03867

Friday, 09/18/2015

4-H Club and Educational Exhibit Judging
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Club and exhibit judging at the Rochester Fair. Youth are not required to be present.

Location

  • Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St, Rochester, NH, 03867

Saturday, 09/19/2015

4-H Baking Contest
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Youth and alumni baking contest at the Rochester Fair. Exhibitors need not be present, but must drop off their entries either on Friday night or Saturday morning between 7 and 8 am.

Location

  • Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St, Rochester, NH, 03867

Monday, 09/21/2015

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

Business meeting of the the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council.

Agenda:  TBD

Administrative staff attending:  TBA

 

Location

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

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

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Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Sunday, 09/27/2015

End of Fair Clean Up Day
(02:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Clean up of all club displays and youth projects.

Location

  • Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St, Rochester, NH, 03867

Monday, 09/28/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

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Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Monday, 10/05/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

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Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Monday, 10/12/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

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Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Saturday, 10/17/2015

Strafford County 4-H Youth Leadership Retreat
(All day)

Join us for a day of 4-H leadership and teambuilding at the TREE Center! This program is back for a second year after popular demand and has been expanded to include all our 4-H'ers.

 

Teens 13-18 will have an exclusive morning session to prepare for their afternoon leadership role

 

Youth 8-12 will join us for lunch and an afternoon of 4-H team building and adventure, led by their elder peers!

 

Youth can expect low ropes obstacles and challenges, swimming and kayaking, an outdoor BBQ and other great activities!

 

RSVP REQUIRED by 10/9

Location

  • TREE Center, 5 Dunaway Dr, Sanford, ME, 04073

Ocean Discovery Day
(10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Two Locations:

At the Judd Gregg Coastal Marine Research Facility in New Castle, visitors learn about lobsters, flounder, and mussels; tour a commercial fishing vessel and numerous UNH research vessels; learn about underwater research; and test the quality of the water. Right next door, Historic Fort Constitution and the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse are open to visitors.

At the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory at UNH in Durham, there are wave action demonstrations in the wave tank and in a small hand-powered tank. Visitors watch animations of whale behavior underwater, and don lifevests to drive mini-ROVs in the deep tank. Demos and talks on such topics as ocean renewable energy, aquaculture, ocean mapping, and underwater exploration are offered, while hands-on activities include squid dissection and fish printing.

Website

Location

  • Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, University of New Hampshire, 24 Colovos Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Sunday, 10/18/2015

4-H Pleasure Ride
(08:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Join Strafford County 4-H for our first ever pleasure ride fundraiser! Hosted on the beautiful property of Branch Hill Farm, enjoy a pleasure ride through forest and field while supporting positive youth development programming! This is a low-key, family-friendly, community event for everyone to enjoy with their four-legged partners. Come participate in a great day of riding, eating and socializing!


All proceeds from this event will benefit Strafford County 4-H, a non-profit program of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension that serves youth throughout the county and state, ages 5-18.

Riders may choose an 8 or 16 mile loop. Online registration closes Oct 14, day of registration welcome.

Event details and schedule

Arrival and Registration: 8:00-9:00am

First Team Departs: 9:00am

Last Team Departs 11:00am (estimated)

Lunch Begins: 11:00am

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, as the event will proceed rain or shine. It is recommended that participants bring in their own water and should provide for their own needs in terms of bug spray and basic human/animal verterinary needs. A vet and farrier will be on call and an EMT/Ambulance service will be located on site. It is recommended that all riders have armbands or carry emergency contact and medical information on their person in case of fall or emergency.

All horses MUST have proof of vaccination and all riders MUST wear ASTM/SEI certified helmets. No Exceptions. Event management reserves the right to dismiss any participant for failure to observe safety guidelines, for suspected illness, or for inhumane/unsportsmanlike conduct.

Location

  • Branch Hill Farm, 307 Applebee Rd., Milton Mills, NH, 03852

Monday, 10/19/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

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Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Saturday, 10/24/2015

Birds, Bucks and Bunnies
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Improving wildlife habitat is often cited as one of the top reasons landowners conduct a timber harvest.  Join UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Biologist Matt Tarr and N.H. Licensed Professional Forester Mike Powers for a discussion and field session on habitat and forest management practices that promote wildlife biodiversity.  Emphasis will be on both game and non-game species, including migratory songbirds, White Tailed Deer, and the New England Cottontail.   

Location

  • TBD, NH,

Monday, 10/26/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

Linked file:

Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Monday, 11/02/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

Linked file:

Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Friday, 11/06/2015

Strafford County 4-H State and National Award Applications Due
(All day)

State and National Awards and Spirit Award applications are due by end of business on November 6. They may be emailed, faxed, mailed or left in our secure drop box, which is open 24/7.

 

For more info and the application packets, please use the link below.

 

NOTE: a mandatory interview will be required and is tentatively scheduled for 11/17. Notify the 4-H office immediately of any time conflicts. After the interview process, 4-H'ers will be selected to move on to state competitions, with those interviews typically held in January.

Location

  • Strafford County Cooperative Extension office, 268 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Monday, 11/09/2015

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Fall course will help farmers and natural resource entrepreneurs plan for success.

UNH Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for its Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute (ANRBI). Those interested in starting or expanding an agricultural or natural resource business are encouraged to attend this weekly course, which starts Monday, September 14 continuing through December 7 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Durham.

ANRBI provides individuals and families who want to start or expand agricultural or related business with the essential preparation they need to be successful. Collaborating with industry partners, Extension experts will help participants develop an operating plan for their new or existing business.

ANRBI meets USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. In addition, participants can earn four continuing education credits (CEUs) through the UNH Professional Development and Training program.

Register

Linked file:

Location

  • UNH Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824


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