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Thursday, 11/27/2014

Food Safety Questions? Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
(All day)

The Hotline is open on Thanksgiving Day from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET, but closed on other Federal government holidays.

Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline if you have a question about meat, poultry, or egg products at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The Hotline is open year-round Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET (English or Spanish). 


Ask Karen (Spanish) (Mobile phone users)
FSIS’ automated response system can provide food safety information 24/7 and a live chat during Hotline hours. 

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Monday, 12/01/2014

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP.

 

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Administrative Staff Attending:

 

Location

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

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 wreaths. 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

Thursday, 12/04/2014

9th Annual Poinsettia Trials Open House
(10:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

 

Come celebrate the season with over 100 varieties of poinsettias at the UNH MacFarlane Greenhouse and the Thompson School Horticultural Facility.

 

See the flyer.

Location

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

Wednesday, 12/10/2014

Practical Approaches to Improving Soil Health
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Taking a New Look at Soil Health Management

Morning Program:
Introduction to Soil Health
Managing Production Risk

Afternoon Program (choice of session)

Vegetable Session:
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Cover Crop Recommendations for Vegetable Cropping Systems

Livestock/Forage Session:
Case Studies & Research Results

3.5 pesticide applicator credits available.

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Location

  • Common Man Inn and Spa, 231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH, 03264

Friday, 12/12/2014

QuickBooks for Farmers
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This four session course will teach producers how to use QuickBooks to manage their farm financial records. Learn how to set up the software, create invoices, enter payments, write checks to pay bills, and produce reports to monitor business performance. Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit tax and record specialists will lead the instruction at their respective sites. Please contact the Farm Credit Association office in your area for information on financial assistance.

 

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Location

  • Granite State College - Concord, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Saturday, 12/13/2014

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Coös County UNHCE office building in Lancaster.   Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety.

Location

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

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

Tuesday, 12/16/2014

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

*ONLINE OFFICE HOURS

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, 12/18/2014

Understanding Farm Income Taxes
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Even farmers who don’t prepare their own taxes need to know IRS record keeping requirements and tax reporting rules. Learn applicable agricultural income tax laws and the tax implications of your business decisions. Bring your tax questions for the experts.

 

Recommended: Participation in Essential Farm Accounting

 

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

 

Registration:  Click here

Location

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

Saturday, 12/27/2014

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Coös County UNHCE office building in Lancaster.   Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety.

Location

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

Saturday, 01/10/2015

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Coös County UNHCE office building in Lancaster.   Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety.

Location

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

4-H Animal Science Bonanza - Save the Date!
(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

Wednesday, 01/14/2015

Farm Estate and Business Succession Planning - Small Family Farm Conference
(09:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

Learn estate planning techniques that will preserve assets for your heirs and transfer ownership and management of your farm business to successors. We’ll familiarize you with the necessary legal documents and help you get started with this process. It’s never too early to address family and business goals and objectives.  

 

Level:  Beginner to intermediate

 

Location

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

Saturday, 01/17/2015

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

Saturday, 01/24/2015

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Coös County UNHCE office building in Lancaster.   Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety.

Location

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

Monday, 02/02/2015

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP.

 

Agenda Items:

 

Staff Evaluations:

 

Administrative Staff Attending:

 

Location

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

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

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

Wednesday, 03/11/2015

30th Annual North Country Dairy Seminar & Trade Show
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Save the date!  (more information will be posted as available)

Plan to join us for the 30th Annual Dairy Seminar & Trade Show at the Mountain View Grand Resort, Whitefield, NH.  

 

Location

  • Mountain View Grand Resort, Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH, 03598


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