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Upcoming events (Strafford County)



Wednesday, 01/07/2015

Tri-State Greenhouse IPM Workshop
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

The Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Program is a collaborationamong growers and specialists from ME, NH and VT. This year's workshops offer sessions on diverse IPM tactics, including plant fertility, and pest and disease ID, as well as updates on current IPM issues and regional research activities.

 

Learn about:

  • How to ID Pests and their natural enemies
  • How to sue your soil and water tests
  • How to diagnose diseases and what to do about them
  • How to troubleshoot your management issues
  • How IPM works for other growers

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early. The deadline is 12/27/14.

 

 

Location

  • MacFarlane Greenhouses, 296 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Friday, 01/09/2015

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Emerald Ash Borer for Birders Workshop

Help track the emerald ash borer. Forest Health officials need the help of outdoor enthusiasts, especially birders, in detecting emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive forest pest in North America. Its larvae tunnel just under the bark of ash trees, killing them quickly. You can help us locate this pest by spotting the characteristic bark damage caused by woodpeckers feeding on EAB larvae.

 

In this workshop, Molly Heuss, NH Division of Forest & Lands and Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension, will teach you what to look for and how to report potentially infested trees. They will also discuss the history and biology of emerald ash borer, the status of infestations in NH, the impacts this insect is expected to have on NH’s forests and landscapes, and the steps NH Forest Health officials are taking to manage this insect. Phil Brown, NH Audubon, will discuss the birds that feed on the emerald ash borer, how to identify them, and why their feeding behavior leaves the characteristic “blonding” on the ash trees. 

 

 

Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Saturday, 01/10/2015

4-H Animal Science Bonanza
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

4-H members who have an interest in Beef, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, and Dairy have the opportunity to participate in quiz bowls, skillathons, and attend workshops.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 01/13/2015

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Inquiry
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) STEM Field Specialists are offering a workshop based on the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning within the STEM disciplines.

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing and discussing with others what results were found.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results.  They will conduct an inquiry investigation of their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into inquiry based activities.

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 01/15/2015

Sheep are Not Goats: Basic animal husbandry education for sheep owners
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This workshop is a 4 part basic animal husbandry education for sheep owners.People can sign up for ONE session of their choice or all four.

 

Each workshop is presented by Dot Perkins of Merrimack County Extension, who has over 30 years of raising livestock.Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising these wonderful animals.


Class I - January 15, 2015 - Basic information about raising sheep in New Hampshire, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the sheep in mind.

 

Class II - January 22, 2015 - Nutrition and Health: Feeding your sheep and adding pasture to the mix.

 

Class III - January 29, 2015 - Lambing and hoof care.

 

Class IV - February 12, 2015 - Common health problems prevention with an introduction to parasites and their control.

* Snowdate in the event of a canceled class will be February 19, 2015)

 

We encourage you to register online at:

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17229

or print off the flyer and mail in the mail-in coupon with payment to UNH Cooperative Extension to:UNHCE BSC, Sheep Workshop Event #17229, 59 College Road, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824.

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Saturday, 01/17/2015

NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Contest
(All day)

The New Hampshire 4-H Quiz Bowl is an event where youth demonstrate their knowledge of equine science in a contest similar to high school quiz bowls. Teams of four race to hit their buzzers and answer equine-related questions. The Senior Division contest is used to select the members that may compete as the NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl team in regional and national events.

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Location

  • Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, NH, 03275

Chickens: The Basics - Part I
(10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Dot Perkins,  of UNH Cooperative Extension, has been raising meat, milk and eggs for her family for over 30 years. She will present information about breeds, housing and seasonal care. This talk will not cover butchering or broilers. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising chickens or eggs.

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Location

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

Intermediate Chickens
(12:30 PM - 02:00 PM)

Now that you have chickens . . what do you do with them? Dot Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about problems, illness that arise, predation and much more for the intermediate chicken owner. This talk will not cover butchering but some facts and all questions about culling will be included. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips about living with chickens beyond the first year.

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Location

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

UNH Men's Ice Hockey Ticket Order - January 2015 Game
(06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)

You are invited to support NH 4-H and see the UNH Wildcats host UMass in a men's ice hockey game Saturday, January 17 at the UNH Whittemore Center in Durham.  See flyer to order hockey tickets.

Location

  • UNH Whittemore Center, 128 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 01/20/2015

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

Staff Evaluations:

Andrew Fast, Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources

 

Administrative Staff Attending:

Jess Schloss - UNHCE Program Team Leader, Natural Resources

 

Location

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

Thursday, 01/22/2015

Emerald Ash Borer Woodlot Management for Foresters
(All day)

Canterbury Shaker Village and North Family Farm Canterbury

Same workshop offered twice, register for one.

Morning Session
9 - 11:30am

or

Afternoon Session
1 - 3:30pm

 

To register: click here

 

SAF Category 1 - 2.5 CFE’s


What we will see and talk about: 

  • Identifying infested trees
  • Signs of infestation in logs
  • Ash salvage
  • Adapting silviculture
  • Using trap trees and sink trees
  • Biocontrol - a wasp release site
  • Best management practices for handling infested wood within the     quarantine zone
  • Considerations and requirements for moving ash products
  • Log quality
  • Safety considerations
  • Treatment options for shade and yard trees

These sessions will be held outdoors. Be prepared for winter weather conditions. The workshop will be held regardless of snow depth. If driving conditions are questionable call 862-4861 for cancellation information. A message will be posted by 6:30am on January 22nd.

 

 

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Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Friday, 01/30/2015

New Hampshire Sea Grant at Work: Connecting Marine Research to Ecosystems, Communities, and Economy
(08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

Location: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNH.

(Snow date February 6.) 

This symposium seeks to strengthen the sense of community and integration among NHSG researchers, extension and education staff, students and funded project partners, and share these activities with others interested and invested in the work. It will highlight the research being carried out through recent Sea Grant-funded projects and emphasize the hallmark of Sea Grant-funded work — responsive, relevant, integrated, and engaged. The event will share the stories that come from Sea Grant's efforts to address pressing issues with cross-disciplinary science, education and engagement.

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Location

  • UNH, 56 College Rd, James Hall G46, Durham, NH, 03824

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

 

Conservation Commission Field Training Series

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Location

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

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

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 Agricultuer & 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

Tuesday, 02/17/2015

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 Tram Leader, Community and Economic Development

Location

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

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

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

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 be a county sponsored Novice Hippologe event for members ages 8-11. More information will be announced.

Location

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

Monday, 04/20/2015

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

Business meeting of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council

 

Agenda:  TBD

 

Administrative Staff Attending:  TBA

Location

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

Monday, 05/18/2015

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

Business meeting of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council

 

Agenda:  TBD

 

Administrative Staff attending:

TBA

Location

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

Monday, 06/15/2015

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

Business meeting of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council

 

Agenda:  TBD

 

Administrative Staff attending:  TBA

Location

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

Sunday, 06/21/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Shooting Sports Camp Week
(All day)

Camp opens for the season today, starting with

Shooting Sports Camp Week - June 21 - June 26, 2015

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570


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