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Upcoming events (Coos County)



Wednesday, 04/16/2014

Fruit Trees & Berries for Small and Beginning Farms and Home Gardeners
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, will be discussing growing fruit trees and berries for small farms or home gardeners.

Location

  • Maxfield Public Library, 8 Route 129, Loudon, NH, 03307

Thursday, 04/17/2014

Logger First Aid & CPR
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR and AED training. This course is required every two years for NHPLP certification and re-certification. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form. Class size is limited. Please sign up early.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, please bring a lunch with you.

 

8.0 PLP Certification Credits

6.5 Category 2 Forester Licensing Credits

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Location

  • Bridgewater Town Hall, 297 Mayhew Highway, Bridgewater, NH,

Spring Sprayer Calibration Meeting
(09:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

A meeting for both small and large scale commercial farming operations. 2.5 pesticide re-certification credits (private and commercial). No pre-registration necessary, please arrive at 9:30 AM to sign in.
• Review sprayer calibration options and how to calibrate sprayers into an Integrated Pest Management program.
• Discuss the 2014 weed management and herbicide recommendations for corn, forages and vegetables.


Agenda
9:30 AM: Registration
10:00 AM: Discussion and hands on presentation on how to calibrate a boom type sprayer. Presenter: George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, Hillsborough County
11:30 AM: Weed Management and Herbicide Recommendations for Corn, Forages, and Vegetable Crops. Presenter: Daimon Meeh, Extension Field Specialist, Rockingham County
12:30 PM: Certificate of Attendance distribution

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Location

  • Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane, Durham, NH, 03824

Tree & Shrub Pruning Demo - New London
(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

  • New London Town Common, Main Street, New London, NH, 03257

4-H Coös County & Essex County Fair Premium Meeting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

All Coös County & Essex County 4-H members and leaders welcome.   We will review the 4-H Lancaster Fair Premium List and make suggestions for updates. 

 

 

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584-9612

Friday, 04/18/2014

UNH & NH 4-H Equine Weekend
(All day)

Friday -

8:00am-2:00pm - UNH Equine Science Program Equine Education Day

3:00 pm - Tour of the UNH Campus

5:00 pm -  Field Trip to Local Vet Clinic or Barn

7:00 pm - Dinner and Evening Activities

Saturday -

8:00 am - NH 4-H Horse Judging & Hippology Contest

 

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Location

  • UNH - Thompson School of Applied Science, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Saturday, 04/19/2014

UNH & NH 4-H Equine Weekend
(All day)

Friday -

8:00am-2:00pm - UNH Equine Science Program Equine Education Day

3:00 pm - Tour of the UNH Campus

5:00 pm -  Field Trip to Local Vet Clinic or Barn

7:00 pm - Dinner and Evening Activities

Saturday -

8:00 am - NH 4-H Horse Judging & Hippology Contest

 

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Location

  • UNH - Thompson School of Applied Science, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

NH 4-H Horse Judging & Hippology Contest
(All day)

Location

  • UNH - Thompson School of Applied Science, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

4-H Beef Field Day
(All day)

Demonstrations on Fitting, Clipping, Showmanship, Judging

Open to all 4-H members in NH.

 

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Location

  • Cheshire Fairgrounds, Route 12, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH, 03446

Tree & Shrub Pruning Demonstration - Concord, NH
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This event will be led by special guest, David Seavey, and 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 pruing 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

  • Merrimack Superior Court, 163 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 04/21/2014

IPM Review
(05:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Fall Armyworm, European Corn Borer, Corn Earworm, Squash Vine Borer, and Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) have all been topics of concern in our region.  In 2013 UNHCE added a new Northern route to our scouting program to monitor these pests while learning more about how to manage them.

 

Please join UNH Cooperative Extension staff members, Heather Bryant, Dr. Alan Eaton, and George Hamilton, to discuss the impact of these pests.

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Prepare for the Emerald Ash Borer
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

With confirmation that the Emerald Ash Borer is now resident in three NH communities, how will you deal with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) when it arrives in your back yard? Please join the Lebanon Conservation Commission in learning more about the EAB!

Glenn “Dode” Gladders, Sullivan County Forester will introduce us to the EAB, its life cycle and teach us how to spot an infestation. Kyle Lombard, Forest Health Program Coordinator, NH Forest and Lands, will describe our experience with EAB in New Hampshire and management techniques including natural predators. He will share recommendations for homeowners, woodlot owners and municipalities in preparing for the EAB. Caitlin Cusack, Urban & Community Forestry (UCF) Outreach Specialist, UVM Extension, will give us pointers on preparedness planning.


There will be plenty of time for questions and answers following the presentation.

Location

  • Kilton Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH, 03784

Wednesday, 04/23/2014

Farm Direct: Co-operative Marketing and Delivery
(09:30 AM - 02:00 PM)

The demand for local food has reached restaurants, schools and hospitals, but efficient systems for ordering and delivery of consistent sales are still developing.  How can farmers take advantage of this marketing opportunity? What strategies will enable farmers to work together to market, sell and deliver their products directly to large customers? 

 

This seminar explores these issues, using North Country Farmers’ Co-op (NCF) as a template.  NCF organizer Julie Moran and Chef Matt Houghton will share their experiences over the past six years in creating and expanding NCF. The NCF model can be used as a stepping stone for others to meet the growing demand for locally produced food.

 

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Location

  • Littleton Community Center, 120 Main St., Littleton, NH,

Annual Scale Clinic
(12:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, Division of Weights & Measures - Annual Scale Clinic.   The Weights & Measures staff will be available for inspection, certification, and to provide information or answer questions, on site in Lancaster at the UNH Cooperative Extension office.

See attached flyer for other dates across the state.  

 

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Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584-9612

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

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.

  

                    

          

 

Saturday, 04/26/2014

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

Fruit Pruning & Grafting
(10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Blueberry & Apple Pruning and Grafting workshop. 

Host for the day are Dave & Vicki Caron, North Stratford, NH.

 

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Tuesday, 04/29/2014

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

Thursday, 05/01/2014

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

Coös County 4-H Members Camp Scholarship Application - DUE
(All day)

DUE Today in the Coös County 4-H Office, applications for 4-H Members applying for Camp Scholarships. 

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5-2-1-0 Healthy NH
(All day)

This free, two-session workshop focuses on promoting nutrition and physical activity through exploration of the four healthy steps families can use to prevent childhood obesity.

Participants will learn how to use the message "5-2-1-0" to reinforce positive behaviors that will lead to a healthier future for the children they care about. The workshop is designed for parents, caregivers, educators, and guardians of children ages 2-18 years.

 

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

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