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Upcoming events (Strafford County)



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

Rochester Fair 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

Rochester Fair 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, 9/14 or Saturday morning, 9/15 between 7 and 8 am.

Location

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

Monday, 09/21/2015

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

Business meeting of the Strafford and Belknap County Cooperative Extension Advisory Councils.

Agenda:  TBD

1. Strafford/Belknap shared model - Ken to facilitate

Administrative staff attending:  TBA

 

Location

  • Gilman Museum, 123 Main Street, Alton, NH, 03809

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

Tuesday, 09/22/2015

2nd Annual SafetyFest
(03:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

 

Please join the NHLA/UNHCE Education Committee at Woodman Farm for this year’s SafetyFest.

 

The “Walker Challenge”, sponsored by the J.M. Hayden Equipment Company LLC will be back. Milton Cat will bring an excavator for a timed competition that involves picking up small objects. There will be a prize for the best time so practice ahead of time! 

 

Click here to register. You can also register by phone. Call Jill Ketchen at 603-641-6060.

 

The sponsor for this year’s barbeque supper is J.M. Hayden Equipment LLC, “your commercial turf equipment source.” They will provide food and drinks, the Woodman Farm Managers, John and Evan, will be the master grillers, and members of the Education Committee will take care of the rest.

Location

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

Thursday, 09/24/2015

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Location

  • United Way of Greater Nashua, 20 Broad Street, Nashua, NH, 03235

Friday, 09/25/2015

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Location

  • United Way of Greater Nashua, 20 Broad Street, Nashua, NH, 03235

Sunday, 09/27/2015

Rochester Fair - 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

Linked file:

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

Thursday, 10/22/2015

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Location

  • Wentworth Douglas Hospital, 789 Central Ave., Dover, NH, 03820

Friday, 10/23/2015

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Location

  • Wentworth Douglas Hospital, 789 Central Ave., Dover, NH, 03820

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

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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

Friday, 11/13/2015

Strafford County 4-H Awards Night
(06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Join us for our annual potluck awards night at the UNH Thompson School's Stacey's Cafe!

 

Families should bring a potluck item and a non-perishable food donation as we celebrate a year of youth learning, leadership and accomplishment!

Location

  • Thompson School, Barton Hall 134, Durham, NH, 03824


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