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Upcoming events (Agriculture - Food and Ag)

Wednesday, 07/23/2014

Vineyard Walk and Twilight Meeting
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Walpole Mountain View Winery at Barnett Hill Vinyard, a recipient of the 2012 NH Farm of Distinction Award, is the scenic home of 32 varieties of cold-hardy grapes.

 

Please join Barnett Hill Vineyard owner Virgina Carter along with UNH Extension Specialists, in an educational tour of the vineyard and wine production room & equipment.

 

There will be discussions about the basics of growing grapes in NH, including common pests, variety selection and managing vines.

 

This event will take place rain or shine!

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Location

  • Barnett Hill Vineyard, Walpole, NH, 03608

Saturday, 07/26/2014

Carroll County Farm Day
(All day)

 

A celebration of rural farming with hand-on workshops, demonstrations and activities for farmers, aspiring farmers and families.

 

Carrol County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County. The event is held on the County Farm in Ossipee.


Carroll County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County held on the County Farm in Ossipee. 

 

This event is a celebration of rural farming and offers several short hands-on workshops on topics that range from raising backyard livestock and growing healthy gardens to the basics of managing your own woodlot and safe tree felling techniques. The event also features fun activities for youth and families put on by local 4-H clubs, a farmers market and a number of farm based supply vendors.


Join us in celebrating the farms of Carroll County!

Location

  • Carroll County Farm & Maintenance, 30 County Farm Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Tuesday, 07/29/2014

Double Cropping for Dairy Feed Production - Twilight Meeting
(05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

UNH Cooperative Extension is collaborating with UNH researchers on an NRCS funded field trial that is assessing the viability of double cropping systems for production of feed for dairy cattle. In double cropping systems, a cover crop is planted in the fall and then harvested in the spring for feed before a summer annual is planted. This use of double cropping not only provides the benefits of a cover crop, but it also can increase the total yield from cropland.

 

In this field trial we are using triticale as the winter cover crop and either a short season corn or Sorghum Sudangrass as the summer annual.

 

Come and hear preliminary findings from Great Bay Farm’s harvests and see the regrowth of the Sorghum Sudangrass after its first of two harvests.

 

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Location

  • Great Bay Farm, 160 Newington Road, Greenland, NH, 03840

Thursday, 07/31/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops!

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

Preregistration is requested by July 29, 2014 by calling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

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Location

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

Monday, 08/04/2014

Vegetable & Berry Twilight Meeting
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Muster Field Farm produces a diverse collection of vegetable crops, in addition to hay, cordwood and eggs. Extensive flower beds provide an ever-changing display of texture and color as well as cut flowers for the farm stand.

 

Please join Muster Field Farm manager, Steve Paquin, and UNH Extension Specialists for an educational tour of the many farm gardens and a visit to the historic farm buildings. We'll discuss and answer questions about vegetable crops, cut flower crops, and pest & disease management.

 

This event will take place rain or shine. 1.5 Pesticide Applicator Credits available for this meeting.

 

 

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Location

  • Muster Field Farm, North Sutton, NH, 03260

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workoshops!

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

Preregistration is requested by July 29, 2014 by calling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 08/05/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops! 

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

 

Pre-registration required. Call 603-447-3834 or email lynn.harrison@unh.edu

 

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Location

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

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workoshops!

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

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Location

  • Goodwin Library, 9 Main Street, Farmington, NH, 03835

Thursday, 08/07/2014

Vegetable Twilight Meeting
(05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join UNH Cooperative Extension staff members for this meeting hosted by New Earth Organic Farm. There will be a tour of the diversified vegetable operation, discussion about innovative weed management strategies, fodder production, farm scale variety trials, shitake mushroom production and plans for an experiment growing hardy kiwis.

 

See the flyer.

 

 

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Location

  • New Earth Organic Farm, 120 Angels Road, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Tuesday, 08/12/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

 

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops!

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

 

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

Preregistration is requested by July 29, 2014 by calling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Wolfeboro Community Center, 32 Lehner Street, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894

Thursday, 08/14/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: Making Pickles
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops! This one will be specifically on making pickles and learning how to use a boiling-water canner.

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • Hands-on demonstration on making pickles
  • using a boiling-water canner

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

Preregistration is requested by August 12, 2014 by calling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Krebs Farm, 315 Upper Bay Rd., Sanbornton, NH, 03269

Tuesday, 08/19/2014

Serving It Safe
(10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Serving It Safe is a 10-hour (2 day/5 hours) food safety course targeted at school service personnel. Developed by the National Food Service Management Institute, the course provides foodservice personnel at all levels information for managing a safe and sanitary school foodservice operation.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag, Food Safety

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Location

  • Berlin High School, 550 Willard Street, Berlin, NH, 03570

Wednesday, 08/20/2014

Serving It Safe
(10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Serving It Safe is a 10-hour (2 day/5 hours) food safety course targeted at school service personnel. Developed by the National Food Service Management Institute, the course provides foodservice personnel at all levels information for managing a safe and sanitary school foodservice operation.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag, Food Safety

Location

  • Berlin High School, 550 Willard Street, Berlin, NH, 03570

Saturday, 08/23/2014

Time to Grow Home Garden Workshop Series
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

 

Storing Your Harvest - Learn the best conditions to store your fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy the harvest through the winter months.

 

Location: Room 122. 

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Location

  • Great Bay Community College - Portsmouth, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Time to Grow Home Garden Workshop Series
(12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

 

 

Closing Up Your Garden - Take the necessary steps to prepare your garden for winter, asses this years successes and plan for next year. The work you do in your garden in the Fall ensures a healthy garden in the Spring.

 

Location: Room 122. 

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Location

  • Great Bay Community College - Portsmouth, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Tuesday, 08/26/2014

Seed Saving Seed Production Workshop
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Interested in growing seeds or breeding your own vegetables? Join Olivia Saunders UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist and learn about the challenges associated with growing seeds. Learn what steps you can take to become more than just a seed saver, from pollination and plant breeding to wet and dry seed extraction techniques.

 

We will cover the basics of hand pollination, necessary isolation distances, plant roguing, seed harvesting and processing techniques, and proper seed storage. We will discuss seed crops that are easily grown in NH, and those that are not, and how to test your crops germination rate.

 

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Location

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, NH, 03886

Tuesday, 09/09/2014

Preserving Your Harvest
(06:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

 

Join us for the final UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshop!

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

 

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • james and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits & vegetables
  • freezing & drying food

 

Pre-registration required. Contact the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157 or 1-866-743-0446.

Location

  • Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Wednesday, 09/10/2014

High Tunnel Tomato Research Twilight Meeting
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

The focus of the meeting is UNH - UMaine tomato nutrient management research.

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Location

  • Grafton County Farm, Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Tuesday, 09/16/2014

Vegetable & Fruit Twilight Meeting
(04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

The focus of the meeting is pumpkin, squah, and gourd breeding, and research on strawberries, apple pathogens, cover crops, and much more.

Location

  • Kingman Farm, Rte. 155, Madbury, NH, 03820

Thursday, 10/02/2014

2014 Sullivan County Master Gardener Series - Bulb Forcing
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

 

The Sullivan County Master Gardeners are hosting a seven-part series of hands-on gardening workshops in 2014. This class will focus on bulb forcing.

 

Prepare for winter's short days and snow-filled gardens by planting flowering bulbs to bloom inside. Greg Berber of Spring Ledge Farm will demonstrate tried and true methods of bulb forcing. Learn about choosing bulbs, containers and soils, timing and temperature requirements, and a bit about the history and unique botanical attributes of flowering bulbs.

 

The class will take place in the Gatehouse classroom.

 

Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Louise at The Fells at 603-763-4789 ext. 3 for more information and to register.

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Location

  • The Fells Estate and Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH, 03255

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

Saturday, 10/25/2014

2014 Fall Volunteer Recognition Conference
(All day)

Master Gardener and Natural Resourcs Stewards Fall Recognition Conference. Guests and the public are welcome.

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Location

  • Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, NH, 03106

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