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Upcoming events (Agriculture - Food and Ag)

Monday, 11/03/2014

Innards of a Barn
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Barns are admired for their structural beauty, but there are a lot of interesting features which tell the story of how the barns were used. This presentation by John C. Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension/Specialist, Emeritus, will give a pictorial tour through several old barns in New England and explain the function of special items such as the scuttle hole, windlass, cupola, hay mow, barn bridge, and other things which had a specific function for the time.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 11/05/2014

Urban Permaculture Design Workshop: Innovations in Growing Food and Healthy Communities
(All day)

 

Registration is open to anyone with permaculture experience and anyone interested in learning about permaculture design.

 

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014

 

This resume building experience will result in an advanced PDC diploma or a certificate of completion.

Location

  • , 401 Spruce Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

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

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

Monday, 11/10/2014

Essential Farm Accounting
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Financial record keeping can challenge farmers and farm managers who have little formal training. Many farm businesses fail to properly record and use financial information for making crucial decisions. This session will help you spot and avoid errors by learning accounting concepts and practices. You will also understand which reports tell you if the business is profitable and growing.

 

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

 

Registration: Click here

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Location

  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Saturday, 11/15/2014

Tree Fruit Meeting: Why Do Apples Fail to Produce Fruit? Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)



Pre-registration is required for lunch; the cost is $15.00 per individual for lunch and refreshments. To guarantee lunch, please register by November 10.

 

You can receive four recertification pesticide credits from the NH Dept of Ag. - Division of Pesticide Control for attending this meeting, but you need to be signed in by 9:00 a.m. and must attend the whole meeting.



Program:

8:30     Registration
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

Why Apple Trees Failed to Produce Fruit in 2014 (Opening Remarks to the Meeting)
Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus - Fruit, UNH CE

How We Thin Our Apple Orchards (Orchardists Panel)

Getting Ready for Thinning Next Year’s Apple Crop

Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

Air Blast Spray Calibration and now Spray Pattern Evaluation!
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE


Fire Blight 2014 - What Do We Do Now and How to Use Fire Blight Models
Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension

Winter Cold Injury to Tree Fruit?
Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension

Noon to 12:45 Lunch

Fruit Varieties to Consider to Plant in the Future   

Jon Clements, Extension Educator, UMass Extension
Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts
Bill Lord, Extension Specialist Emeritus - Fruit, UNH CE
George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

Old Pests that are Today’s New Pests and Some New Pests
Alan Eaton, Extension Professor/Specialist Specialist/IPM Coordinator - Entomology UNH CE

Risk Management Strategies
Mike Sciabarrasi, Extension Professor/Specialist - Agricultural Business Management, UNH CE and/or FSA Representative

Orchard Weed Management – Problems with Wood Perennials
Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, UNH CE
   

Adjourn - Handout Certificate of Attendance

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Location

  • UNHCE Hillsborough County, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Monday, 11/17/2014

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

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Location

  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Tuesday, 11/18/2014

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

  • Mountain View Community, Multi-Purpose Room, 93 Water Village Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Wednesday, 11/19/2014

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills. Participants will evaluate their businesses’ overall financial condition and examine the costs and profitability of individual enterprises. With a handle on production costs, participants will be able to assess their marketing plans and options, revise their product mix, and project next year’s profits and cash flow.   

 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

 

To apply complete the on-line questionnaire at:  http://tinyurl.com/nbh6nmk

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Location

  • Student Conservation Association - Charlestown, 689 River Road, Charlestown,, NH, 03603

Webinar: Landscaping at the Water's Edge - An Ecological Approach
(01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

 

This webinar will cover simple stormwater management strategies for residential properties that encourage infiltration of runoff on site, thus reducing pollutant loads to surface waters.

 

Presented by Dr. Catherine Neal, UNH Cooperative Extension Professor and Specialist in Landscape Horticulture.

 

Registration required. To register and to learn more, click here.

Monday, 11/24/2014

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.

Location

  • Proctor Academy (Andover), 500 Main St., Andover, NH,

Monday, 12/01/2014

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 wreathes. 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

Wednesday, 12/03/2014

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

Classes will be Wednesday, November 19, December 3, 10, and 17, 2014.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Student Conservation Association - Charlestown, 689 River Road, Charlestown,, NH, 03603

Wednesday, 12/10/2014

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

Classes will be Wednesday, November 19, December 3, 10, and 17, 2014.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Student Conservation Association - Charlestown, 689 River Road, Charlestown,, NH, 03603

Wednesday, 12/17/2014

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

Classes will be Wednesday, November 19, December 3, 10, and 17, 2014.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Student Conservation Association - Charlestown, 689 River Road, Charlestown,, NH, 03603

Wednesday, 01/28/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Wednesdays, January 28, February 4, 11, & 18, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Wednesdays, January 28, February 4, 11, & 18, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/11/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Wednesdays, January 28, February 4, 11, & 18, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/18/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Wednesdays, January 28, February 4, 11, & 18, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

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

Thursday, 03/19/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA, 01536

Thursday, 03/26/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA, 01536

Thursday, 04/02/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA, 01536

Thursday, 04/09/2015

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA, 01536

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