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Monday, 02/15/2016

Milk Pricing and Dairy Policy Workshop
Monday, 02/15/2016 (09:30 AM - 01:45 PM)

Dairy farmers have experienced large swings in milk prices during the last several years. These swings came from variability in international markets and uncertain costs. Individual dairy managers do not have influence over world prices and competitiveness, but each dairy operation has the opportunity to manage price risk. 

 

Status of the dairy industry, current market situation, milk price outlook, factors that will shape the coming months, as well as longer term issues for dairy markets are the subjects to be discussed at this Risk Management Workshop.

 

(This workshop will also be presented on February 16th in Concord, NH.)

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Location

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

Cooking Matters for Families
Monday, 02/15/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Mondays - Jan. 25; February 1, 8, 15, 29; March 7.

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Tuesday, 02/16/2016

Milk Pricing and Dairy Policy Workshop
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (09:30 AM - 01:45 PM)

Dairy farmers have experienced large swings in milk prices during the last several years. These swings came from variability in international markets and uncertain costs. Individual dairy managers do not have influence over world prices and competitiveness, but each dairy operation has the opportunity to manage price risk. 

 

Status of the dairy industry, current market situation, milk price outlook, factors that will shape the coming months, as well as longer term issues for dairy markets are the subjects to be discussed at this Risk Management Workshop.

 

(This workshop will also be presented on February 15th in Lancaster, NH.)

 

To view the brochure go to:

http://extension.unh.edu/events/files/288A850C-5056-A432-4FA11DA0C484EAA3.pdf

Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Cooking Matters for Adults
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (01:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

A 6-week cooking and nutrition series for adults. Participants will learn cooking tips, techniques and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class.

 

When: Tuesdays - January 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1 (snow date).

Location

  • Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, 283 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Wednesday, 02/17/2016

Families Eating Smart and Moving More
Wednesday, 02/17/2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

A Weekly Healthy Eating Series with Snacks!

Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, March 2, 16, 23. 

February 3 - Nutritious Snacks for You and Your Children
February 10 - Healthy Drink Taste Test & Make Your Own “Soda”
February 17 - Incorporate More Fruits and Vegetables into Your Day
March 2 - Understanding Nutrition Fact Labels
March 16 - Staying Healthy
March 23 - Grocery Store Tour ($10 Gift Certificate at completion of tour)

Kitchen utensils and supplies will be distributed weekly to those in attendance. 

This program is for SNAP eligible participants. If you qualify for Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Housing Assistance, or other types of financial assistance, then you qualify to participate at no cost to you.

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Location

  • Cross Roads House, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Data, Maps, Action! What's New in the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan (Portsmouth)
Wednesday, 02/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years and there is a wealth of new data and information! Not to speak of some really great new Wildlife Habitat maps (last updated in 2010) - they have changed!

Join us to learn what's new and how you can use this information to take your wildlife and conservation efforts to the next level. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, a review of the revised wildlife maps, data and information in in the updated plan, and most importantly, provide actions you can take to help NH's wildlife and habitats.

To Register: Follow This Link

Additional Regional Workshop Dates and Locations

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Keene, NH
Snowdate: Tuesday March 15, 2016
Keene Public Library (Heberton Hall), 60 Winter Street, Keene NH
(Co-sponsored by the City of Keene and the Harris Center for Conservation Education)

Wednesday April 13, 2016 - Lebanon, NH
Snowdate: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Kilton Public Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH

 

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Location

  • Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Thursday, 02/18/2016

Discovering Your Best Markets for Sales
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

An Agricultural Business Management Event

Thursdays: February 11 and 18, 2016 

This intermediate to advanced short course will walk you through the Business Model Canvas to help you develop marketing growth strategies.

Topics 
- Value propositions delivered to customers
- Product uniqueness & attributes
- Market segmentation
- Finding customers
- Developing growth strategies
- Forecasting sales
- Dealing with marketing risks

Registration 

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Location

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

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)


- January 7, 14, 21, February 4, 11, March 10 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- January 30 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop based on the theory and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards to integrate science and engineering practices within the STEM disciplines.

 

Inquiry Teaching Methods is geared towards K-12 teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning. Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

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-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science and engineering practices, including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation, and communicating results. They will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.

 

All classes will be held in Room 329 at UNH Manchester.


Website 

Flyer Registration deadline is January 4.

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Cooking Matters for Kids
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

three children cookingThursdays: January 14 - February 18. 

We'll engage kids in a series of cooking classes designed to empower them to make their own tasty meals and snacks at home. They will also learn how to make smart choices wherever they go – at school, out to eat, or at the store.

Website

Location

  • Salem Boys and Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH, 03079

Friday, 02/19/2016

Basic Goat Production 5-Day Workshop
Friday, 02/19/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Dot Perkins, Merrimack County, UNHCE Food and Agriculture Livestock Field Specialist, will be presenting a 5-day Basic Goat Production Workshop. You can sign up for just one class, two, three or all 5 classes.

Class I - January 21, 2016:
Basic information about raising goats for meat or milk in New Hampshire; behavior, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the goat in mind.

Class II - January 28, 2016:
Nutrition 101: Feeding the doe, doeling, buck, buckling, or market kid, adding pasture to the mix.

Class III - February 11, 2016:
Health: What's normal? Common health problems.

Class IV - February 19, 2016:
Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care.

Class V - February 25, 2016:
Milk production, milking techniques, milk handling from barn-to-kitchen with food safety in mind.

 

Register 

 

If you are unable to register on-line, please complete the form on the attached flyer and mail with a check made payable to: UNH Cooperative Extension and mail to:


UNHCE Business Service
Basic Goat Production/Event #19101
59 College Road, Taylor Hall
Durham, NH 03824

 

Light refreshments will be provided at each class.

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Saturday, 02/20/2016

Winter Wildlife Snowshoe
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist and Southeast Land Trust Board Member, Emma Tutein, on a snowshoe walk at the Burley Farm in Epping. This beautiful property contains fields, forest, and wetland habitats, and is home to many winter wildlife species including fox, coyote, fisher, mink, and more! We’ll look for and learn how to identify various tracks and sign of wildlife throughout the property. Please bring snowshoes (snow permitting) and dress appropriately for the weather. 

Website

Location

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

Let's Go Ice Fishing For Youth
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Let's Go Ice Fishing, all youth age 8 to 18 are welcome.  See attached flyer for more information. 

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Location

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

Pasture Renovation Tips and Techniques
Saturday, 02/20/2016 (02:45 PM - 04:00 PM)

At the 2016 Granite State Graziers Conference 

Learn about the techniques available for improving or increasing land for pasture, from frost seeding to no-till to full-scale renovation, discuss their pros and cons, and talk about when each would be most appropriate. Presenter: Carl Majewski, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Website

Location

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

Tuesday, 02/23/2016

Cooking Matters for Adults
Tuesday, 02/23/2016 (01:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

A 6-week cooking and nutrition series for adults. Participants will learn cooking tips, techniques and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class.

 

When: Tuesdays - January 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date).

Location

  • Northfield Tilton Congregational Church, 283 Main Street, Tilton, NH, 03276

Wednesday, 02/24/2016

Whole Farm Planning Using the Holistic Management Process
Wednesday, 02/24/2016 (10:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Participants will meet for five sessions on topics that include goal setting; time management; financial, business, and market planning; communication and leadership on farms.

Five Wednesdays beginning February 24, 2016

All levels welcome.

Preregistration is encouraged as class size is limited.  See flyer for more information, including the short questionnaire and registration form.

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Location

  • Yankee Farm Credit, 52 FarmVu Drive, White River Junction, VT, 05001

Share Your Story with Maps
Wednesday, 02/24/2016 (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Telling your story with maps
Have an interesting historical downtown that you want people to visit? Looking to engage people of a community to explore their town and provide their thoughts? Hoping to have your audience prepare for meeting by looking at maps/pictures/videos? Driven by ArcGIS Online, Story Maps are a great way to share your information and tell your story to a wide variety of stakeholders (no coding experience necessary!)

Getting up and running with Story Maps
This webinar will cover the creation and use of Story Maps. In order to follow this webinar, it would be best if you have some experience with ArcGIS Online or have previously attended one of our webinars on ArcGIS Online.

 

Pre-registration is required.


For more information and to register - click here

Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Thursday, 02/25/2016

Basic Goat Production 5-Day Workshop
Thursday, 02/25/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Dot Perkins, Merrimack County, UNHCE Food and Agriculture Livestock Field Specialist, will be presenting a 5-day Basic Goat Production Workshop. You can sign up for just one class, two, three or all 5 classes.

Class I - January 21, 2016:
Basic information about raising goats for meat or milk in New Hampshire; behavior, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the goat in mind.

Class II - January 28, 2016:
Nutrition 101: Feeding the doe, doeling, buck, buckling, or market kid, adding pasture to the mix.

Class III - February 11, 2016:
Health: What's normal? Common health problems.

Class IV - February 19, 2016:
Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care.

Class V - February 25, 2016:
Milk production, milking techniques, milk handling from barn-to-kitchen with food safety in mind.

 

Register 

 

If you are unable to register on-line, please complete the form on the attached flyer and mail with a check made payable to: UNH Cooperative Extension and mail to:


UNHCE Business Service
Basic Goat Production/Event #19101
59 College Road, Taylor Hall
Durham, NH 03824

 

Light refreshments will be provided at each class.

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Saturday, 02/27/2016

Whole Farm Planning Using the Holistic Management Process
Saturday, 02/27/2016 (10:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Participants will meet for five sessions on topics that include goal setting; time management; financial, business, and market planning; communication and leadership on farms.

Five Saturdays beginning February 27, 2016

All levels welcome.

Preregistration is encouraged as class size is limited.  See the attached flyer for information, including the short questionnaire and registration form.

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Location

  • Belknap County Extension Office, 635 Main St., 3rd Floor, Laconia, NH, 03246

Monday, 02/29/2016

Build Your Grazing Plan
Monday, 02/29/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The online classes will run from February 29 through June 16. During that time, there will also be four in-person meetings:
- Monday, February 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Kick Off and Orientation in Boscawen
- Wednesday, April 6, time TBD - Animal Nutrition in Boscawen
- Saturday, May 7, all day - Fencing Clinic in Harrisville
- Thursday, June 16, time TBD - Forage Identification and Inventory in Litchfield

This 16-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program. It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing. If you already have a grazing plan that is being underutilized, this class is for you as well.

We will take you through the process of writing a grazing plan. As a participant, you will complete the class with a functional grazing plan for YOUR farm and understand the principles behind it. This allows you to make changes to your plan when needed. Additionally, we will be writing these plans to include all the criteria needed for submission to NH NRCS for assistance through the EQIP program. If you would like, Daimon Meeh will help you review your plan to ensure it meets NRCS specifications. You would then bring your plan to a NRCS representative in your county to discuss how NRCS can help you with its implementation.

The class will be self-paced with online assignments and support. We will be using an online learning system similar in structure to an online forum, and it is our intent that there will be helpful interactions between the participants during the class.


Topics include
- Farm and Soil Mapping
- Soil Testing
- Animal Nutrition Needs
- Body Condition Scoring
- Fencing
- Theories of Grazing
- Rotation Schedule
- Forage Identification

Register

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Cooking Matters for Families
Monday, 02/29/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Mondays - Jan. 25; February 1, 8, 15, 29; March 7.

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Tuesday, 03/01/2016

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Tuesday, 03/01/2016 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

(Snow date Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

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 contaminates food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook, and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager book 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.

Register

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Location

  • Manchester Health Department, 1528 Elm St, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 03/02/2016

Whole Farm Planning Using the Holistic Management Process
Wednesday, 03/02/2016 (10:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Participants will meet for five sessions on topics that include goal setting; time management; financial, business, and market planning; communication and leadership on farms.

Five Wednesdays beginning February 24, 2016

All levels welcome.

Preregistration is encouraged as class size is limited.  See flyer for more information, including the short questionnaire and registration form.

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Location

  • Yankee Farm Credit, 52 FarmVu Drive, White River Junction, VT, 05001

Families Eating Smart and Moving More
Wednesday, 03/02/2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

A Weekly Healthy Eating Series with Snacks!

Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, March 2, 16, 23. 

February 3 - Nutritious Snacks for You and Your Children
February 10 - Healthy Drink Taste Test & Make Your Own “Soda”
February 17 - Incorporate More Fruits and Vegetables into Your Day
March 2 - Understanding Nutrition Fact Labels
March 16 - Staying Healthy
March 23 - Grocery Store Tour ($10 Gift Certificate at completion of tour)

Kitchen utensils and supplies will be distributed weekly to those in attendance. 

This program is for SNAP eligible participants. If you qualify for Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Housing Assistance, or other types of financial assistance, then you qualify to participate at no cost to you.

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Location

  • Cross Roads House, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Thursday, 03/03/2016

Cooking Matters for Adults
Thursday, 03/03/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Get The Most Out Of Your Meals!

A FREE 6-week cooking and nutrition series for adults. Participants will learn cooking tips, techniques and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class.

Thursdays - March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 2016.

Location

  • Colebrook Academy, Colebrook, NH, 03576


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