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Upcoming events (Strafford County)



Wednesday, 04/23/2014

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

The Curriers’ (owners of Currier Orchard) will present a historical overview of Currier Orchard including fruit production and marketing overlooks.
George Hamilton, UNH CE Field Specialist, will lead the orchard tour. The Curriers’ will explain how orchard operation was developed, along with their marketing strategy and pest management strategies.
While touring the orchard of this pick-your-own operation, specialists will discuss the management of production practices and pest control options used for raising tree fruits.

Pesticide Recertification Credits Pending

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Location

  • Currier Orchard, 9 Peaslee Road, Merrimack, NH,

Thursday, 04/24/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

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Land Access Information Session
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

If you’re interested in buying or leasing farmland, have questions, feel stuck in the process, or want to meet up with and make connections with other farmers and farm service providers in your area, this gathering is for you! You will learn about:
- Finding and evaluating farmland
- Purchase, lease, and financing options
- Leasing or taking over a retiring farmer’s operation
- Expanding your network for increased knowledge, connection, and profit

 

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Location

  • Keller Williams Metro, 168 South River Street, Bedford, NH, 03110

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 every Thursday from April 24th through May 29th, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Initial Pesticide Certification Training for Private, Commercial, and those looking to receive General Use Permits
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take and pass the state certification exam. The training also helps 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 2014. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2014 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 2014.

 

Hillsborough County Extension Office - March 17 & 24. Testing date - March 31.

329 Mast Road

Goffstown, NH                                       

                                              

Claremont Savings Bank - April 3 & 10. Testing date - April 17.

145 Broad Street

Claremont, NH 03743

            

Coos County Extension Office - April 24 & May 1. Testing date - May 8.

629A Main Street

Lancaster, NH    

 

For complete information, and the registration link, visit the webpage.

  

                    

          

 

Friday, 04/25/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

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Soil Health Workshop and Equipment Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

See the Ash Spreader, Soil Aerator, No-Till Seeder in action and learn about ways this equipment can help improve your soil health!  Daimon Meeh, UNH Extension Field Specialist in Food and Agriculture, will speak on ways to be successful transitioning to no-till practices. At the workshop, we will also discuss use of a Yeoman’s Plow, which will be available for rent to farmers in upcoming months.

 

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Location

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

Saturday, 04/26/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Lilac Care, Pruning, and Earth Day Clean-up
(08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The East Concord Garden Club in conjunction with the City of Concord Blue Bag Program is sponsoring an Earth Day Clean-up/restoration of the School House Mill/Mountain Road Lilacs.

 

The clean-up includes a talk from Amy Papineau, Field Specialist from Merrimack County UNH Cooperative Extension. Come to learn about lilac care and pruning and help with the clean-up of the lilacs area itself.

 

Bring gloves and pruners.

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Location

  • School House Mill/Mountain Road Lilacs, 21 Mountain Road, East Concord, NH, 03301

Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Garment Judging
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Location

  • Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Road, Lee, NH, 03861

Sunday, 04/27/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Monday, 04/28/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Tuesday, 04/29/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

16th Annual Black Fly Breakfast
(07:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

The 16th Annual Black Fly Breakfast is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on forestry and logging, meet with each other in an informal setting, and learn who is doing what in southern New Hampshire. Join us for a good breakfast, a good meeting and still have enough time in the afternoon to get some work done! 

 

SAF Category I   3.0 CFEs   
NHPLP Certification  4.0 CEUs
Certificates of Attendance will be supplied

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Location

  • Pat's Peak Ski Area, 24 Flanders Rd., Henniker, NH, 03242

Wednesday, 04/30/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Thursday, 05/01/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Approval Forms Due to County Office for ESE Beef Heifers, Working Steer, Dogs, Dairy Cattle, Llamas
(All day)

 

Approval Forms Due to County 4-H Office for Beef Heifers that will show at ESE, (excluding ESE steers), Working Steers, Dogs, Dairy Cattle, Llamas. 

 

http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000113_Rep121.pdf

4-H Approval Form for Horses NOT Attending ESE due County Offices
(All day)

Location

  • NH State 4-H Office, Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Horse of the Year Nominations Due
(All day)

Current and former 4-H members are invited to submit nominations for the New Hampshire “4-H Horse of the Year” award. The focus of this award is not on the number of blue ribbons the horse has won, but on how the horse has helped the 4-Her to grow and develop as a person, or
how the horse has contributed to improving the life of another person.

The contest winner will be announced at NH State Activities Day on June 1, 2014. The winner will receive one Peter Stone Model Horse (replica of winning horse). You need not be present to win.

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Location

  • NH State 4-H Office, Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Tree & Shrub Pruning Demonstration - Newport, NH
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 UNH Cooperative Extension's Food & Agriculture Field Specialists, Amy Papineau and Margaret Hagen, will lead discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques for a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape. Learn the when, why, and how of pruning flowering trees, everygreens, shrubs, and more!

We will be holding more ornamental tree and shrub pruning demonstrations throughout the state this spring. View the Statewide Tree & Shrub Pruning Demo flier for details.

 

Please come dressed for the weather, as these events will be held outside, rain or shine. We invite you to bring your pruners and loppers.

 

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Location

  • Kathan Gardens, 146 Elm Street, Newport, NH, 03773

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 every Thursday from April 24th through May 29th, 2014.

Linked file:

Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Initial Pesticide Certification Training for Private, Commercial, and those looking to receive General Use Permits
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take and pass the state certification exam. The training also helps 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 2014. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2014 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 2014.

 

Hillsborough County Extension Office - March 17 & 24. Testing date - March 31.

329 Mast Road

Goffstown, NH                                       

                                              

Claremont Savings Bank - April 3 & 10. Testing date - April 17.

145 Broad Street

Claremont, NH 03743

             

Coos County Extension Office - April 24 & May 1. Testing date - May 8.

629A Main Street

Lancaster, NH    

 

For complete information, and the registration link, visit the webpage.

  

                    

          

 

Friday, 05/02/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Fashion Revue
(04:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Location

  • Nottingham Elementary School, 245 Stage Road, Nottingham, NH, 03290

Saturday, 05/03/2014

Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign
(All day)

Visit Tractor Supply Company stores from April 23 through May 4, and purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register to support 4-H programs!

Website

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