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Friday, 10/31/2014

Northern Hardwoods Silviculture
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The “Silviculture Guide for Northern Hardwoods in the Northeast” has been updated. Spend a day with the authors, Bill Leak, and Mariko Yamasaki of the US Forest Service and private consultant, Robbo Holleran; and Bartlett’s wildlife biologist, Chris Costello.

 

We’re offering the same workshop on two different days. Register for one.

 

October 24, 2014 or October 31, 2014

 

Space for each workshop is limited, so register early.

 

SAF Category I - 5.5 CFES
Certificates of attendance will be supplied

 

Parking is limited and we will be driving to the field sites in personal vehicles. Carpooling to Bartlett is encouraged, as is carpooling during the workshop. We appreciate vehicles able to transport four or more passengers.

 

No lunch provided, so bring your own. There are limited options to purchase a lunch locally and no time.

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Location

  • Bartlett Experimental Forest - US Forest Service, Route 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Monday, 11/03/2014

Youth Mental Health First Aid
(08:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a program which addresses the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches how to help a youth in crises or experiencing a mental health challenge. This evidence-based training uses roleplaying and other experiential activities and is part of national movement to better prepare caregivers to assist young people in need of mental health services. YMHFA is being offered to staff and volunteers working in afterschool settings with middle school or older youth, or those who may plan to do so in the future. Attendance on both days is required. 

Trainers: Field Specialists Rick Alleva, Ed.D., NH ASMPWT; and Thom Linahan, Ed.D.

 

Flyer


To register, log in to the Registry (code AS_YMHFA). 

Location

  • Somersworth High School Career Center, 18 Cemetery Road, Somersworth, NH, 03878

Innards of a Barn
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Barns are admired for their structural beauty, but there are a lot of interesting features which tell the story of how the barns were used. This presentation by John C. Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension/Specialist, Emeritus, will give a pictorial tour through several old barns in New England and explain the function of special items such as the scuttle hole, windlass, cupola, hay mow, barn bridge, and other things which had a specific function for the time.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 11/04/2014

NH Professional Logger Program: Bosses Buffet
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

 


Business management seminar:
• How training and promotion of employees affects safety and production
• IRS Tax Code updates regarding forest products business
• Transitioning your business to the next generation of management
• Understanding contract law
• Current trends in insurance losses


Instructor:
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Carol Starkie, Farm Credit East
Simon Leeming, Esq. Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios LLP.
Brody Tuite, Acadia Insurance

 

Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.

 

CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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Location

  • U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 71 White Mtn. Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Youth Mental Health First Aid
(08:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a program which addresses the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches how to help a youth in crises or experiencing a mental health challenge. This evidence-based training uses roleplaying and other experiential activities and is part of national movement to better prepare caregivers to assist young people in need of mental health services. YMHFA is being offered to staff and volunteers working in afterschool settings with middle school or older youth, or those who may plan to do so in the future. Attendance on both days is required. 

Trainers: Field Specialists Rick Alleva, Ed.D., NH ASMPWT; and Thom Linahan, Ed.D.

 

Flyer


To register, log in to the Registry (code AS_YMHFA). 

Location

  • Somersworth High School Career Center, 18 Cemetery Road, Somersworth, NH, 03878

NH Direct Marketing Annual Conference: Exceeding the Speed Limit with Markets and Customers Expectations
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Building new markets or expanding established ones? In either case, one rule prevails: know your customers. Learn how to retain and expand your customer base and markets. Hear fresh ideas from, and network with, New England professionals and growers who share your passion—and your concerns.

 

Conference Information 


Register

Location

  • Holiday Inn - Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 11/05/2014

Making Geodatabases Work for You
(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

Thursday, 11/06/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

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Location

  • Enfield Community Building, 308 Rte. 4, Enfield, NH, 03748

Tuesday, 11/11/2014

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, 11/13/2014

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills to Promote 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

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

Emerald Ash Borer Public Informational Meeting
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

At the meeting, representatives from the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Forests and Lands will describe the emerald ash borer’s threat and the purpose and provisions of the quarantine.

 

Concerned citizens, homeowners who have ash trees on their properties, community leaders, members of the forestry and “green” industries, and those concerned about the health of New Hampshire’s trees and forests are encouraged to attend.

 

UNHCE Hillsborough County Office Directions



Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Friday, 11/14/2014

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills to Promote 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

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

Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Winter Plant ID for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 2-day workshop will focus on upland and wetland tree and shrub identification under winter conditions, as part of the requirements for state and federal jurisdictional wetland boundary determination. You'll learn to key out woody plants to the species level using twigs and buds (no leaves), determine the plants wetland indicator status, and perform a plant dominance test for wetness (as outlined in the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 Manual revised)" and "Delineating Bordering Vegetated Wetlands under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act: a Handbook (March 1995)." Cost does not include required text, "Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs" by W.H. Harlow, and hand lens, both available from instructor at first class. (This is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

CEUs: Approved by the NH Joint Board of Licensure for 4 CEUs for Wetland Scientists, 3.5 CEUs for Surveyors, and 6 CEUs for Foresters; Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Instructor: Bob Prokop, M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, is a wildlife biologist, NH Certified Wetland Scientist, and professional wetland scientist (SWS), and owner of Wetland Consulting Services.

 

Location

  • UNH Professional Development & Training, Pease Tradeport, 73 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Saturday, 11/15/2014

Tree Fruit Meeting: Why Do Apples Fail to Produce Fruit? Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)



Pre-registration is required for lunch; the cost is $15.00 per individual for lunch and refreshments. To guarantee lunch, please register by November 10.

 

You can receive four recertification pesticide credits from the NH Dept of Ag. - Division of Pesticide Control for attending this meeting, but you need to be signed in by 9:00 a.m. and must attend the whole meeting.



Program:

8:30     Registration
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

Why Apple Trees Failed to Produce Fruit in 2014 (Opening Remarks to the Meeting)
Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus - Fruit, UNH CE

How We Thin Our Apple Orchards (Orchardists Panel)

Getting Ready for Thinning Next Year’s Apple Crop

Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

Air Blast Spray Calibration and now Spray Pattern Evaluation!
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE


Fire Blight 2014 - What Do We Do Now and How to Use Fire Blight Models
Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension

Winter Cold Injury to Tree Fruit?
Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension

Noon to 12:45 Lunch

Fruit Varieties to Consider to Plant in the Future   

Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension
Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts
Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus - Fruit, UNH CE
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

Old Pests that are Today’s New Pests and Some New Pests
Alan Eaton, Extension Professor/Specialist Specialist/IPM Coordinator - Entomology UNH CE

Risk Management Strategies
Mike Sciabarrasi, Extension Professor/Specialist - Agricultural Business Management, UNH CE and/or FSA Representative

Orchard Weed Management – Problems with Wood Perennials
Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, UNH CE
   

Adjourn - Handout Certificate of Attendance

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Location

  • UNHCE Hillsborough County, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Chainsaw Safety and Firewood Cutting Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join tree farm operator Dave Seager and Extension Forester Jon Nute for this backyard firewood harvesting demonstration. The tour will be held rain or shine.


• Identify which trees to cut
• Choosing a chainsaw & using it safely
• Tree cutting demonstration
• Display of farm equipment used in the woods
• Free chart estimating # of trees/cord

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Location

  • Marvell Family Sunset Tree Farm, Route 13, New Boston, NH, 03070

Seacoast SeaPerch Educator Workshop
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

On Saturday, November 15th, Seacoast SeaPerch will offer a one day training program open to educators, 4-H leaders, afterschool providers, community partners, or others interested in coaching a SeaPerch club or team.

The training will include
- Building a SeaPerch: educators will work in teams to build a SeaPerch ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).
Working with youth: learn strategies for challenging youth and incorporating the principles of inquiry science.
Organizing a SeaPerch Club/Team: we will get you started in forming a SeaPerch club or team, including covering startup costs, school teams and 4-H clubs, safety, finding local sponsors, general resources, and competition details.


Participants will build a SeaPerch kit in pairs during the workshop, and receive instructions and a parts list to help build it with your group. Limited to 20 participants. 


Register

Website

Location

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

Monday, 11/17/2014

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

Agenda:

Rebecca Betts, Educational Program Coordinator, Nutrition Connections

 

Administrative Staff attending:

TBD

 

Location

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

Tuesday, 11/18/2014

Forest Laws for Municipal Officials
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two workshop dates and locations:
Nov. 6, 2014 - Enfield
Nov. 18, 2014 - Chesterfield

Sessions:
8 am - 3:00 pm all day
8 am - 12:30 pm morning only

A workshop for town staff and volunteers on forest laws that’s inside and in the field. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outside. Rain or shine.

Who should attend?
Selectmen, town clerks, tax collectors, assessors, code enforcement officers, conservation commissioners, road agents, forestry committee members, police
officers, and other town employees and volunteers
can play a vital role in the enforcement of forest laws. This will be a valuable workshop for new town officials and employees, as well as a refresher course for those that have been around for awhile.

Foresters attending will receive CFE’s for licensing.

Meeting times:
These workshops run from 8 am to 3:00 pm with a break from 12:30-1:00 for lunch. (Bring your own). You may attend for just the morning or for all day.  Please arrive promptly so we can start on time.

8-8:15  check in

8:15-12:30 pm
•  Who is responsible for what
•  Timber tax and intent-to-cut forms
•  Wetlands regulations, prime wetlands, forestry
    notification, stream crossing rules, shoreland water
   quality protection act as it relates to forest
   management
•  Forest harvest laws (slash law, basal area along roads     
   and streams, timber theft and trespass, deceptive   
   practices)
•  Roads (classes, weight limits, bonds, authority)

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch - Bring your own


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Visit a recently completed timber sale to learn what is and isn’t in compliance.

Linked file:

Location

  • Chesterfield Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH, 03443

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
(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

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Thursday, 11/20/2014

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
(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

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Friday, 11/21/2014

Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Winter Plant ID for Wetland Boundary Determination
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

This 2-day workshop (11/14 & 11/21) will focus on upland and wetland tree and shrub identification under winter conditions, as part of the requirements for state and federal jurisdictional wetland boundary determination. You'll learn to key out woody plants to the species level using twigs and buds (no leaves), determine the plants wetland indicator status, and perform a plant dominance test for wetness (as outlined in the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 Manual revised)" and "Delineating Bordering Vegetated Wetlands under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act: a Handbook (March 1995)." Cost does not include required text, "Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs" by W.H. Harlow, and hand lens, both available from instructor at first class. (This is part of the Wetland Delineation Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

CEUs: Approved by the NH Joint Board of Licensure for 3.5 CEUs for Surveyors, 4 CEUs for Wetland Scientists, 6 CEUs for Foresters; also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Location

  • UNH Professional Development & Training, Pease Tradeport, 73 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Monday, 12/01/2014

Wreath Making with a Botanical and Ecological Twist
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

The forests and landscapes of New Hampshire abound with plant materials that can be used to create unique and elegant holiday wreathes. Amy Papineau will discuss some of the many plant materials that can be collected for wreath making, with an emphasis on collecting sustainability (cutting bows properly, avoiding invasive species, etc.).  Master Gardener Intern, Nonie Reynders will then demonstrate wreath-making techniques using traditional and non-traditional plant materials.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 12/02/2014

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

 

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

 

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

 

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist

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Location

  • Frisbee Memorial Community Ed & Conf Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH, 03867

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

Monday, 12/15/2014

Introduction to ArcGIS 10.2
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054


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