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Friday, 06/03/2016

Drip Irrigation Twilight Meeting
Friday, 06/03/2016 (03:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

 

The purpose of this meeting is to review what drip irrigation options and strategies vegetable and fruit growers should be considering for the coming growing season.  We will be presenting a hands-on demonstration on setting up a drip irrigation system.  Starting from the pond to the field describing the various components of the drip irrigation system, fertigation and chemigation will be discussed.

 

Speakers include: Trevor Hardy (Brookdale), Bill Lamont (Penn State University), Bill Wolfram (Toro), Chelsea Smith (BASF), Chad Cochrane (NRCS), Nate Nourse (Nourse Nursery), Tom Matt (Kifco), George Hamilton (UNH CE) and others.

 

3.5 PAT Credits have been approved for this meeting

 

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Location

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm, 36 Broad Street, Hollis, NH, 03049

Monday, 06/06/2016

Want to Sell More at the Farm Market and Make Money?
Monday, 06/06/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Nada Haddad, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, will give many tips to get you ready for your Farm Market. Product quality, sales etiquette, and customer profile will be covered during the presentation.

 

This workshop is designed for farmers and growers operating a farm stand or a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), or a Pick-Your-Own farm, or selling products at the farmers market. Soon-to-be growers thinking of selling their agriculture products will also benefit from this workshop and the discussion of the pros and cons of the different market channels.

 

No cost to attend the workshop but pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

 

Register 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 06/07/2016

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Tuesday, 06/07/2016 (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, Food Safety

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Location

  • StoryLand, Glen, NH, 03838

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 06/07/2016 (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

Wednesday, 06/08/2016

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 06/08/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

2.0 pesticide credits have been approved for this meeting.

 

Location

  • Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook, NH,

Saturday, 06/11/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Saturday, 06/11/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

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.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at the Town Docks in Meredith.

Thursday, 06/16/2016

Build Your Grazing Plan
Thursday, 06/16/2016 (All day)

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

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Wednesday, 06/29/2016

Vegetable Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Purpose of Twilight Meeting is to review the production and soil tillage options and strategies basics to plan for future growing seasons and to give vegetable growers a chance to tour other farms to review their crop production management practices and strategies and be able to ask other local farmers crop production, reduced and no-till, cover crops and pest management questions.

 

2 PAT Credits have been approved for this meeting.

Location

  • Lavoie's Farm, 172 Nartoff Road, Hollis, NH, 03049

Tuesday, 07/12/2016

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Tuesday, 07/12/2016 (09:00 AM - 05:30 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 is required at least 2 weeks prior to the start of 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

Wednesday, 07/13/2016

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 07/13/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

Details to come.

 

Location

  • Poverty Lane ORchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, 98 Poverty Lane, Lebanon, NH, 03766

Thursday, 08/04/2016

Live Free & Eat Local - Farm to Table Weekend
Thursday, 08/04/2016 (All day)

Live Free & Eat Local

August 4 & 5 /// Ages 13 & Older /// Cost is $50.00 per person

There is something for everyone!

  • Behind the scenes information session at a Farm Bistro
  • Farm to table dining
  • A look at the science behind food & agriculture
  • Hands on tours with fruit and vegetable producers
  • up close and personal tour at a Farmer's Market

Cost includes: Transportation for both days, all your meals, lodging, and evening entertainment! 

Sponsored by: The 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham,, NH, 03824

Friday, 08/05/2016

Live Free & Eat Local - Farm to Table Weekend
Friday, 08/05/2016 (All day)

Live Free & Eat Local

August 4 & 5 /// Ages 13 & Older /// Cost is $50.00 per person

There is something for everyone!

  • Behind the scenes information session at a Farm Bistro
  • Farm to table dining
  • A look at the science behind food & agriculture
  • Hands on tours with fruit and vegetable producers
  • up close and personal tour at a Farmer's Market

Cost includes: Transportation for both days, all your meals, lodging, and evening entertainment! 

Sponsored by: The 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham,, NH, 03824

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