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Tuesday, 02/16/2016

Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Business meeting of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council.

 

Agenda Items:

Program Presentation:  Community and Economic Development presentation by Sue Cagle/Charlie French

 

Administrative staff attending:  TBA

Location

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

Monday, 02/22/2016

Emerald Ash Borer Field Trip
Monday, 02/22/2016 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join us for a walk through a woodlot infested by emerald ash borer. Experts from UNH Cooperative Extension and the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food will explain how to identify ash trees and what to look for when surveying for new infestations. Participants will have a chance to peel trees showing signs of ash borer activity to expose the distinctive winding galleries under the bark. Other aspects of the emerald ash borer situation, including the quarantine and current management recommendations, will also be discussed.


This event is free and open to the public. This event will be held outdoors. Participants should come prepared for winter weather conditions. Registration is not required.

SAF Category 1 2.0 CFEs

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Location

  • McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 02/27/2016

4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Clinic
Saturday, 02/27/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Any interested youth or 4-H volunteer who would like to learn more about dairy cattle selection are invited to participate in this clinic. 

 

This clinic will be an excellent opportunity to get younger members started in the basics of dairy judging and will also serve to help older, more experienced judges sharpen their judging skills.

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Location

  • Billings Farm, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT, 05091

Monday, 02/29/2016

Deadline: Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Activities Day Entries Due
Monday, 02/29/2016 (All day)

Location

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

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshops
Monday, 02/29/2016 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Location: Burley Farm, Epping
Identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks can greatly expand your understanding for what wildlife species are using the land you manage, and how wildlife respond to your habitat management activities. Join Extension wildlife biologist, Emma Tutein, and our guest tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest and wetland habitats in search of winter wildlife tracks and signs and provide you instruction for how to identify and use wildlife sign to interpret wildlife behavior and habitat use.

 

This workshop is being offered on three different days and on three different properties where we expect to encounter tracks and signs from a variety of wildlife species. All workshops are entirely outdoors so please come prepared to spend the day in the weather conditions forecasted for the day.

Audience: All are welcome. Specific instruction included for: natural resource professionals, conservation commission members, and landowners


Schedule:

9:00 -9:30 am      Registration
9:30 - noon:         Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
Noon – 12:30:       Lunch in the field (bring your own)
12:30 – 2:00:       Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
2:00pm:               Adjourn


CEU’S

SAF Category 1 - 4.0 CEUs
NH Licensed Forester 4.0 CEU

REGISTER HERE

Online registration is encouraged.
Checks can be mailed to:
UNHCE BSC
Winter Tracking # 19748
59 College Rd., Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824


ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS

Tuesday - March 1  - Cold River Farm, North Sandwich
Thursday - March 3 - Sullivan County Farm, Unity

 

 

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Location

  • Burley Farm, North River Road, Epping, NH, 03042

Tuesday, 03/01/2016

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshops
Tuesday, 03/01/2016 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Location: Cold River Farm, North Sandwich
Identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks can greatly expand your understanding for what wildlife species are using the land you manage, and how wildlife respond to your habitat management activities. Join Extension wildlife biologist, Emma Tutein, and our guest tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest and wetland habitats in search of winter wildlife tracks and signs and provide you instruction for how to identify and use wildlife sign to interpret wildlife behavior and habitat use.

 

This workshop is being offered on three different days and on three different properties where we expect to encounter tracks and signs from a variety of wildlife species. All workshops are entirely outdoors so please come prepared to spend the day in the weather conditions forecasted for the day.

Audience: All are welcome. Specific instruction included for: natural resource professionals, conservation commission members, landowners


Schedule:

9:00 -9:30 am       Registration
9:30 - noon:         Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
Noon – 12:30:       Lunch in the field (bring your own)
12:30 – 2:00:       Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
2:00pm:               Adjourn


CEU’S

SAF Category 1 - 4.0 CEUs
NH Licensed Forester 4.0 CEU

REGISTER HERE

Online registration is encouraged.
Checks can be mailed to:
UNHCE BSC
Winter Tracking # 19748
59 College Rd., Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824 

Directions to John Penrose – Cold River Farm Property

From the East: From the Junction of Rte 16/Rte 25W in West Ossipee, Take Rte 25 West approximately 6.5 miles. Turn right onto Rte 113 W towards North Sandwich. Follow Rte 113 W approximately 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Foss Flats Road and go approximately 1 mile.  We will be meeting by the log landing.

 

From the West: From Rte 93, take Exit 23 onto Rte 104 East and go approximately 8.7 miles. Turn left onto Rte 3 North and go 0.95 miles. Turn right onto Rte 25 and go approximately 16.1 miles. Turn left onto Rte 113 W towards North Sandwich. Follow Rte 113 W approximately 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Foss Flats Road and go approximately 1 mile.  We will be meeting by the log landing. (Please note that Rte 113 merges with Rte 25 several times between Ossipee and Moultonborough).

 


ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS

Monday - February 29 - Burley Farm, Epping
Thursday - March 3  - Sullivan County Farm, Unity

 

 

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Location

  • Cold River Farm, North Sandwich, NH, 03259

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Tuesday, 03/01/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come learn about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and the effects this invasive insect will have on the forest and landscapes of Franklin and surrounding towns. The EAB is the most destructive non-native insect in North America. Over the past few years, it has been found infesting and killing ash trees in forests and landscapes throughout central and southern New Hampshire. Experiences in other states tell us we can't eradicate EAB from New Hampshire, but we can protect high-value trees and slow the spread of the ash mortality. Come learn the facts and get your questions answered. Free and open to all.

 

Presenters:

  • Tim Fleury, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Scott Rolfe, NH Division of Forests and Lands
  • Bill Davidson, NH Division of Forests and Lands

Held at the TRIP Senior Center in the back of the Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH.

 

Co-sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Department of Agriculture Markets & Food, and the Franklin Conservation Commission.

 

To register, contact Mary West at UNH Cooperative Extension - 603-796-2151 or mary.west@unh.edu.  Directions are on the attached flyer.

 

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Location

  • Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive #1, Franklin, NH, 03235

Friday, 03/04/2016

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
Friday, 03/04/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

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

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Friday, 03/04/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

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

Sunday, 03/06/2016

Apple Pruning Demonstration at Hackleboro Orchards
Sunday, 03/06/2016 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Harry Weiser of Hackleboro Orchards in Canterbury, will be using over 30 years of pruning expertise to demonstrate pruning of standard, semi-dwarf and dwarf apple trees. This event is outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Free hot coffee, fresh cider donuts and apples will be available. Questions can be directed to Harry at hackleboro@hotmail.com. GPS address: 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury. The raindate will be March 13th.

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Location

  • Hackleboro Orchard, 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury, NH, 03224

Tuesday, 03/08/2016

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
Tuesday, 03/08/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Initial Pesticide Certification Training for Private, Commercial, and those looking to receive General Use Permits, March and April 2016

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. 

 

If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2016 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you. 6 Recertification credits will be offered

 

Cole Hall (Strafford County)             March 8 & 15th           6:00-9:00 pm

34 Sage Way

Durham, NH 03824                           

Testing date                                       March 22nd                 6:00-9:00 pm


Advance registration is required for all and space is limited. Cost of the program is $50 per two night session. The testing is an additional fee of $20.00 (covers the application fee for the test) plus there is an additional $5.00 fee for the category. There are required study materials for initial training and the price ranges from $120.00 to $165.00 per set, depending on category. The study materials need to be ordered before class begins and are available at the Education Center, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045. We can be reached by calling 351-3831 or 1-877-398-4769.

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


Location

  • Cole Hall, 34 Sage Way, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 03/10/2016

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
Thursday, 03/10/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS useres looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

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

Saturday, 03/12/2016

Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Activities Day
Saturday, 03/12/2016 (All day)

Registration 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM. Presentations begin at 8:30 AM.

Website

Location

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

Tuesday, 03/15/2016

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
Tuesday, 03/15/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Initial Pesticide Certification Training for Private, Commercial, and those looking to receive General Use Permits, March and April 2016

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. 

 

If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2016 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you. 6 Recertification credits will be offered

 

Cole Hall (Strafford County)             March 8 & 15th           6:00-9:00 pm

34 Sage Way

Durham, NH 03824                           

Testing date                                       March 22nd                 6:00-9:00 pm


Advance registration is required for all and space is limited. Cost of the program is $50 per two night session. The testing is an additional fee of $20.00 (covers the application fee for the test) plus there is an additional $5.00 fee for the category. There are required study materials for initial training and the price ranges from $120.00 to $165.00 per set, depending on category. The study materials need to be ordered before class begins and are available at the Education Center, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045. We can be reached by calling 351-3831 or 1-877-398-4769.

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


Location

  • Cole Hall, 34 Sage Way, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 03/17/2016

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
Thursday, 03/17/2016 (08:30 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

  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Friday, 03/18/2016

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
Friday, 03/18/2016 (08:30 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

  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 03/21/2016

Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 03/21/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Business meeting of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council.

Agenda Items:

Program Presentation: Youth and Family - Rebecca Betts, Sara Oberle, Strafford County 4-H staff

 

Administrative staff attending:  TBA

Location

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

Tuesday, 03/22/2016

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
Tuesday, 03/22/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Initial Pesticide Certification Training for Private, Commercial, and those looking to receive General Use Permits, March and April 2016

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. 

 

If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2016 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you. 6 Recertification credits will be offered

 

Cole Hall (Strafford County)             March 8 & 15th           6:00-9:00 pm

34 Sage Way

Durham, NH 03824                           

Testing date                                       March 22nd                 6:00-9:00 pm


Advance registration is required for all and space is limited. Cost of the program is $50 per two night session. The testing is an additional fee of $20.00 (covers the application fee for the test) plus there is an additional $5.00 fee for the category. There are required study materials for initial training and the price ranges from $120.00 to $165.00 per set, depending on category. The study materials need to be ordered before class begins and are available at the Education Center, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045. We can be reached by calling 351-3831 or 1-877-398-4769.

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


Location

  • Cole Hall, 34 Sage Way, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 03/29/2016

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Tuesday, 03/29/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Basic online mapping, adding new data to online maps, sharing online maps with others.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice using ArcGIS Online to create custom online maps.  For users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online provides a way to share maps previously only possible through advanced server software (Such as ArcGIS Server).

Learn to make basic maps with ArcGIS Online (AGO), add online date layers to an AGO map, create new layers in AGO, import .shp and .csv apps using AGO templates, differentiate between public and subscription accounts for AGO.

Location

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

Wednesday, 03/30/2016

Making Geodatabases Work for You
Wednesday, 03/30/2016 (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

Saturday, 04/02/2016

Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge
Saturday, 04/02/2016 (All day)

The Seacoast SeaPerch Regional Competition is an annual event, held at UNH in Durham, which includes different challenges for the SeaPerch teams to complete.

 

The 2016 Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Swasey Pool and Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.


Website

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 04/06/2016

Ornamental Pruning Demonstration
Wednesday, 04/06/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will be presenting an ornamental pruning workshop to teach home gardeners how to prune ornamental trees and shrubs commonly found in home landscapes, such as crabapples, forsythia, spirea, junipers, rhododendrons and more. If you have pruning equipment (sharp pruners, loppers and pruning saws) and leather gloves, bring them with you.

 

More information to be coming soon. For now,  mark your calendars or contact amy.papineau@unh.edu or 603-796-2151.

Location

  • , 184 College Road, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894

Saturday, 04/09/2016

Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Cherries Pruning Demo
Saturday, 04/09/2016 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Join Amy Papineau and George Hamilton, UNH Cooperative Extension Food & Agriculture Field Specialists, for an informative pruning demonstration at Joe Downey's small fruit orchard. Our specialists will show how to properly prune blueberry bushes and various fruit trees to keep the plants productive and healthy. The demonstration is free but a suggested $5.00 donation is appreciated at the event. Please be prepared for weather and snow as the demo is outside.

 

Directions from Concord: Take Rte 4 (Dover Road) to the Epsom Traffic Circle. Take the first right in the circle onto Rte 28 South (Suncook Valley Highway) for 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Lane Road. The demonstration site is at the corner of Lane Road and Rte 28.

 

Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting Mary West at 796-2151 or mary.west@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Joe Downey, 1004 Lane Road, Epsom, NH, 03234

Training: Hemlock Invasives Triple Threat
Saturday, 04/09/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Interested in learning more about the triple threat to the Northern New England Hemlock?  Join us at Peabody Mill Environmental Center on Saturday April 9th for a workshop on the impacts of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), Elongate Hemlock Scale (EHS), and Sirococcus tsugae.  Presenting will be Kyle Lombard, Forest Entomologist and Pathologist with the NH Division of Forests & Lands. In addition, there will be presentations by Jonathan Nute, Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Forester, local forester Charlie Koch, and ACC commissioner and certified Master Arborist Lee Gilman to share their boots on the ground experience with these invasives.  Hear how this crisis impacts the ACC Forest Management Plan for town owned parcels, and join us on a field trip to the nearby Hemlock Trail to see the impacts first hand. Learn why "Hemlock Trail" may join Chestnut Hill as names of a bygone era!

 

Agenda:

10:00-11:00 AM   Kyle's Presentation

11:00-11:30 AM   Jonathan Nute – County-wide assessment

11:30 -12:00 PM Charlie Koch, ACC Consulting Forester, will lead a walk along the Hemlock Trail at adjacent Joe English Forest to view the decline and death of the mature hemlocks. Assisted by Lee Gilman, ACC and arborist.

12:00-1:00 PM  BYOL brown bag lunch and open discussion

1:00-2:00 PM    Optional field trip to the Haseltine Preserve to observe additional impacted areas and an active salvage operation.

 

Please carpool, parking is limited. If you plan to join the field trips, please bring appropriate attire, including traction devices. These trails are steep and slick. For additional information please visit us on the web!

 

Let us know you will be attending! Please RSVP

REGISTER HERE

 

 

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Location

  • Peabody Mill Environmental Center, 66 Brook Road, Amherst, NH, 03031

Sunday, 04/17/2016

Deadline: Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Fashion and Textiles Entries Due
Sunday, 04/17/2016 (All day)

Textiles Revue is an annual 4-H event for Strafford and Rockingham counties that allows youth to display their work in the textile arts. The program takes place over two separate dates: a judging day and an exhibition.

 

Youth in textile project areas learn life skills such as:

  • time and money management
  • patience and perseverance
  • measuring and mathematical skills
  • goal setting


All kinds of textile projects are celebrated at Textiles Revue. Possible project entries include items such as:

  • quilts, pillows, and home decor items
  • outdoor gear such as tents, sleeping bags, and ghillie suits
  • clothing items, costumes, and accessories

 

Register using your www.4honline.com account.

 

Website

Location

  • Strafford County UNHCE Office, 268 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820


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