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Thursday, 10/02/2014

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 on Thursdays:  September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Friday, 10/03/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Trucking Hot Topics"
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Course Content:
Wayne Peasley will address Hours of Service regulations, Driver’s Log Book updates and
requirements for legal transportation of diesel fuel in excess of 119 gallons.


Piera Siegert, entomologist at NH Department of Agriculture will present an update on
Emerald Ash Borer infestations and administer compliance agreement for transportation of White Ash products out of quarantined counties.

Instructors:
Wayne Peasley, Peasley Safety Consulting, LLC
Piera Siegert, NH Department of Agriculture


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
4.0 Certification Credits
TBD SAF CFE credits

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Location

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

Saturday, 10/04/2014

Timber Harvesting Systems - Canterbury
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Free Program

There are two dates. Choose the location best suited to your needs.

October 4, 2014 - Canterbury

 or

October 18, 2014 - Washington

 

Not all timber harvests are the same. Different types of logging equipment can be used in different ways for certain impacts – or to meet specific goals. Learn how different equipment can match the conditions of the woods and provide different results.

 

In Canterbury, look at 3 timber harvests completed by whole tree chipping, conventional, and cut-to-length. In Washington, visit 2 sites and focus exclusively on “mechanized harvests,” which are whole tree chipping and cut-to-length harvesting systems.

 

Learn why these systems were used for the different sites, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as other considerations. Whether you want to conduct a harvest on your woodlot or learn more about how and why timber harvesting is done, this program will be a fun and interesting way to learn about options that are available.

 

Dress for the weather and bring food and drink for the field. Be advised we will car pool to the field site in vans. For more information see the event flyer.

 

Space is limited. There is no fee for participating but registration is required. Register online or mail the attached flyer registration form to hold your space in the workshop. 

 

For online registration find the registration link  at Event Registration

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Location

  • Elkins Library, 9 Center Road, Canterbury, NH, 03224

Sunday, 10/05/2014

Coos County Celebrates National 4-H Week
(All day)

National 4-H Week, October 5-11, 2014

- Coos County 4-H Fundraiser - will begin this week.  Details to be mailed to 4-H Organizational Leaders. 

- Coos County 4-H Window Displays should be in place October 5, please let the Extension office know where your club display is located.  

Monday, 10/06/2014

Emerald Ash Borer and Other Causes of Tree Decline
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

This year, many trees along our roadsides and in our landscapes have shown noticeable signs of decline including browning leaves, dying branches, and loss of needles. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, will discuss some of the many insects and diseases that are causing stress and decline in our trees. Special attention will be given to Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that has been found in several sites in Merrimack County. Come learn what to look for and what to do when your trees look "sick".

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Location

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

Tuesday, 10/07/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Safe and Productive Felling"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:


Personal protective equipment
• Chainsaw maintenance safety
• Hazard evaluation
• Basics of felling


Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Laramie Logging
Jack Hernandez, UNH Thompson School of Applied Sciences

 

NOTE: Participants MUST BRING
• chainsaw
• ear protection
• safety boots
• hard hat
• chaps
• eye protection

 

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SIGNIFICANT CHAINSAW EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

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 Certifi cation Credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

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Location

  • King's Forest Sawmill, 53 East Side Rd., Wentworth, NH, 03282

Thursday, 10/09/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Portable Skidder Bridge Building"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

This hands-on workshop will focus on the construction and installation of a three-panel
portable skidder bridge. These bridges are becoming more and more popular in N.H.
because of their versatility.

Bring work gloves, wear steel toed boots, and dress for the weather.

Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Laramie Logging
Steve Patten, NHTOA

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 Certification Credits
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • White Mountain Lumber Co., 30 East Milan Rd., Berlin, NH, 03570

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.

 

Meeting room: Hilton Auditorium at the Rockingham County Nursing Home. See attached brochure for detailed directions. 

 

 

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Location

  • Rockingham County Nursing Home, 117 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

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 on Thursdays:  September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Friday, 10/10/2014

Coös County 4-H Club Records - DUE
(All day)

All 4-H Club Records (scrapbook, treasurer & secretary reports) also Member County Medal applications due in the Coös County, UNHCE, 4-H Office today.  

Tuesday, 10/14/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "Buck It"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Two course dates, two course locations
October 14 - Bethlehem
October 30 - Allenstown


Course Content:

Morning session- Review bucking options for several tree length stems to determine the best utilization and profi tability, then make the cuts. We will also discuss techniques to minimize stem damage with mechanical harvesting equipment.

 

Afternoon session- Select logs will be milled into boards to determine how external defect affect lumber quality.

 

Instructors:
Scott Astle, Green Crow
Joey Goudreau, J.M. Champeau
Bill Day, J.M. Champeau
Ed Witt, Madison Lumber

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
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Timberwolf Logging, 1161 Whitefield Road (Rt 116), Bethlehem, NH, 03574

Coös County 4-H Awards Committee Meeting
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Coös County 4-H Awards Committee Meeting and record judging today.   All Leaders and Friends of 4-H are welcome.  Please let us know if you would like to be on the Awards Committee this year.  

Location

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

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.

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Location

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

Thursday, 10/16/2014

New Program Protects Dairy Farmers from Shifts in Feed Costs and Milk Prices
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

USDA has announced a new voluntary program that protects dairy producers when the difference between milk price and feed costs (the “margin”) falls below an amount selected by the producer.

 

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) is available to operations that produce and commercially market milk from cows located in the United States. Producers must provide proof of milk production at the time of registration and not be enrolled in the Risk Management Agency’s Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Program (LGM-Dairy). The program has been authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill through December 31, 2018.

 

The USDA Farm Service Agency and UNH Cooperative Extension have scheduled informational meetings on how the new dairy program works and how to register for it at the following locations.All dairy farmers and producers are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

These sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The formal part of the program will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Individual questions and assistance will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Attendees may bring a bag lunch.


Note: The former MILC (Milk Income Loss Contract) program is no longer available. The MPP-Dairy program registration period for 2014 and 2015 coverage began on September 2, 2014 and will end on November 28, 2014.

 

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-877-387-2001 by Oct. 8, 2014.

Location

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

Friday, 10/17/2014

How To Lead an Invasive Plants Workday
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join The Stewardship Network: New England for a unique training. We'll model an invasive plants workday so you will be thoroughly prepared to lead a similar volunteer workday in your town! Participants will learn tips and tricks for organizing an event, the basics of invasive plant ID, and how to remove and dispose of a handful of invasive plant species. 


Presented by: Ellen Snyder, Partnership Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension; and Emma Carcagno, Land and Water Conservation Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Register


Flyer

Location

  • The Nature Conservancy - Great Bay Office, 112 Bay Road, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Saturday, 10/18/2014

Maple School
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

8:00 Registration, refreshments and visit with vendors
   
9:00 - 9:30 Keynote Speaker

9:30 - 10:15  (Session 1)

Higher Sap Yields through Spout/Tubing Cleaning & Replacement - Dr. Tim Perkins,  UVM Proctor Maple Research Center        
More than a Hobby? Expanding your Maple Operation -Josh Bouchard, Spring Harvest Maple Farm & Eric Johnson, Tucker Mt. Maple
NH Grading Standards -Victoria Smith & Janis Conner, NH Dept. Agriculture Markets & Food
Engaging Schools in Sugar-Making

10:30 - 11:15  (Session 2)

Maple Sapling Production Method - Dr. Tim Perkins, UVM Proctor Maple Research Center
Making Maple Candy - Ben Fiske, Ben’s Sugarhouse
Remote Sugarbush & Vacuum Monitoring - Chris Pfeil, The Maple Guys  
Maximizing Your RO Efficiency - Nick Atherton, CDL USA                                                                                                   
  
11:30 - 12:15  (Session 3)

Boiling Concentrate - Glen Goodrich, Goodrich Maple Farms
Tubing Layout - Dave Fuller, Fuller’s Sugarhouse   
Sugarbush Management - Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension
The “Ins & Outs” of Organic Certification - Tim Meeh & Jill McCullough, North Family Farm
   
LUNCH

1:15 – 2:00  (Session 4)

Creating Vacuum with 3/16” Gravity Tubing; Tips and Observations - Chip Kimball, Ricker Brook Forest
Making Maple Cream - Ben Fiske, Ben’s Sugarhouse
Identifying and Sampling Off-Flavors in Syrup - Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension
Tubing Layout - Dave Fuller, Fuller’s Sugarhouse

2:15 - 3:00  (Session 5)

Chooosing the Right Vacuum for Your Tubing System - Glen Goodrich, Goodrich Maple Farms
Making Birch Syrup - David Moore, The Crooked Chimney
Firing Your Evaporator; Tips for the Beginner Sugar Maker - Chris Pfeil, The Maple Guys & Steve Roberge UNHCE


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Location

  • Winnisquam Regional High School, 435 West Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Timber Harvesting Systems - Washington
(08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Free Program

There are two dates. Choose the location best suited to your needs.

October 4, 2014 - Canterbury

 or

October 18, 2014 - Washington

 

Not all timber harvests are the same. Different types of logging equipment can be used in different ways for certain impacts – or to meet specific goals. Learn how different equipment can match the conditions of the woods and provide different results.

 

In Canterbury, look at 3 timber harvests completed by whole tree chipping, conventional, and cut-to-length. In Washington, visit 2 sites and focus exclusively on “mechanized harvests,” which are whole tree chipping and cut-to-length harvesting systems.

 

Learn why these systems were used for the different sites, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as other considerations. Whether you want to conduct a harvest on your woodlot or learn more about how and why timber harvesting is done, this program will be a fun and interesting way to learn about options that are available.

 

Dress for the weather and bring food and drink for the field. Be advised we will car pool to the field site in vans. For more information see the event flyer.

 

Space is limited. There is no fee for participating but registration is required. Register online or mail the attached flyer registration form to hold your space in the workshop. 

 

For online registration find the registration link  at Event Registration

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Location

  • Washington Town Hall, 7 Halfmoon Pond Road, Washington, NH, 03280

Tuesday, 10/21/2014

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

  • Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

NH Professional Logger Program, "S.W.A.T."
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Strengthen What's Already There

Two course dates, two course locations
October 21 - Lancaster
October 22 - Concord


Course Content:

• Reverse calculations of logging costs using stumpage rates
• Throughput accounting for logging
• Process improvement
• Identifi cation of bottlenecks
• The people side of process improvement
• Identify your own process improvement project


* NHTHC WILL PROVIDE LUNCH

 

Instructors:
Dr. Steven Bick, Northeast Forests LLC
Dr. Jeffery Benjamin, Univ of Maine
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Rene Germain, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

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
7.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

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

Wednesday, 10/22/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "S.W.A.T."
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Strengthen What's Already There (S.W.A.T.)

Two course dates, two course locations
October 21 - Lancaster
October 22 - Concord


Course Content:

• Reverse calculations of logging costs using stumpage rates
• Throughput accounting for logging
• Process improvement
• Identifi cation of bottlenecks
• The people side of process improvement
• Identify your own process improvement project


* NHTHC WILL PROVIDE LUNCH

 

Instructors:
Dr. Steven Bick, Northeast Forests LLC
Dr. Jeffery Benjamin, Univ of Maine
Wendy Farrand, W Farrand Consulting
Rene Germain, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

 

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
7.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

Linked file:

Location

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

Thursday, 10/23/2014

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

 

This one-day course follows the flow of food throughout an establishment.  Participants will learn what conditions enhance the growth of bacteria that causes food borne illnesses along with the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.  Practical information on training staff is included.  At the end of the course, the national ServSafe exam will be administered.  Some studying on your own time will be necessary.

 

Registration should be at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the class to allow time to receive and study the ServSafe book.

Register on-line

 

Location

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

Friday, 10/24/2014

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

Saturday, 10/25/2014

4-H Central Region Fall Leader Training
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

2014 WORKSHOPS
4-H 101
Community Service Learning
Engaging Parents in 4-H
Engaging Teens in 4-H
Healthy Living
Motivating Youth
Paperwork with a Purpose
Project Leader Training
Putting Fun Into Your Club
Putting the Science into Animal Science
Rockets to the Rescue:
National Science Experiment
You Be The Judge
Working With Cloverbuds
Working with Youth with
Communication Disorders in 4-H

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Location

  • Epsom Central Elementary School, 285 Black Hall Road, Epsom, NH, 03234

Monday, 10/27/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "First Aid & CPR"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.


Instructor: Tim Emperor

 

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

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS FOR NH PLP CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION
8.0 Certification Credits
7.0 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Tuesday, 10/28/2014

NH Professional Logger Program, "First Aid & CPR"
(08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Course Content:

National Safety Council Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.


Instructor: Tim Emperor

 

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

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS FOR NH PLP CERTIFICATION & RECERTIFICATION
8.0 Certification Credits
7.0 SAF category 2 CFE credits

 

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Location

  • Wentworth-Old Town Hall, 20 Eastside Road, Wentworth, NH, 03282


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