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Upcoming events (Agriculture - Food and Ag)



Friday, 09/05/2014

Wildflower Meadows for Pollinators
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Native bees and honey bees, alike, are suffering from a lack of food and forage habitat. Bees rely on a continuous source of quality pollen and nectar to feed themselves and their brood. By planting wildflower meadows, we can help provide bees with the flowering habitat they need for survival. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist in Food & Agriculture, will discuss the many threats to the health of our native bee and honey bee populations and the steps involved in planting and maintaining a long-lived, diverse wildflower meadow to support our local pollinators.

Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Monday, 09/08/2014

Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use
(All day)

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or whether the pesticide would be classified as general use, including over the counter home owner type pesticides, or restricted use.

 

To be eligible for this Supervisory Registration Certificate a person needs to have completed 8 hours of general use instruction (core training). In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

 

This instruction is intended to be a review of the information found in the Pesticide Safety Education Program study core manual and the Turf (G2) and/or the Right of Way (B) categories. It is advised that participants purchase and read manuals prior to attending the sessions. Also attending these courses does not guarantee passing the State Certification Exam.

 

REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

September 8, 2014 - Core Training

• September 9, 2014 - Turf Pest Control (G2)

• September 10, 2014 - Right of Way

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

By saving seed from your home vegetable or flower garden, you can help maintain genetic biodiversity, perpetuate heirloom varieties, or even develop your own unique variety through controlled pollinations. Seed saving can also be simply a fun way to grow your own seeds for next year's garden. Whatever your motivation may be, an understanding of the biology and science of seed production will help ensure that your efforts result in a harvest of quality seed. Amy Papineau, UNHCE Field Specialist, Food & Agriculture, will discuss the basics of growing plants for seed, seed extraction and collection methods, and specifics for many common garden plants through hands-on demonstration.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 09/09/2014

Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use- Turf
(All day)

 

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or whether the pesticide would be classified as general use, including over the counter home owner type pesticides, or restricted use.

 

To be eligible for this Supervisory Registration Certificate a person needs to have completed 8 hours of general use instruction (core training). In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

 

This instruction is intended to be a review of the information found in the Pesticide Safety Education Program study core manual and the Turf (G2) and/or the Right of Way (B) categories. It is advised that participants purchase and read manuals prior to attending the sessions. Also attending these courses does not guarantee passing the State Certification Exam.

 

REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

• September 8, 2014 - Core Training

September 9, 2014 - Turf Pest Control (G2)

• September 10, 2014 - Right of Way

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

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

 

Join us 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
  • 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.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 09/10/2014

Supervisory Registration Certificate- General Use - Right of Way
(All day)

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or whether the pesticide would be classified as general use, including over the counter home owner type pesticides, or restricted use.

 

To be eligible for this Supervisory Registration Certificate a person needs to have completed 8 hours of general use instruction (core training). In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

 

This instruction is intended to be a review of the information found in the Pesticide Safety Education Program study core manual and the Turf (G2) and/or the Right of Way (B) categories. It is advised that participants purchase and read manuals prior to attending the sessions. Also attending these courses does not guarantee passing the State Certification Exam.

 

REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

• September 8, 2014 - Core Training

• September 9, 2014 - Turf Pest Control (G2)

September 10, 2014 - Right of Way

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Location

  • Granite State College, 8 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH, 03301

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

 

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

 

EVENT FLYER

 

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Location

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

Thursday, 09/11/2014

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 

Location

  • Hooksett Public Library, 1701B Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH, 03106

Saturday, 09/13/2014

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
(12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)

By saving seed from your home vegetable or flower garden, you can help maintain genetic biodiversity, perpetuate heirloom varieties, or even develop your own unique variety through controlled pollinations. Seed saving can also be simply a fun way to grow your own seeds for next year's garden. Whatever your motivation may be, an understanding of the biology and science of seed production will help ensure that your efforts result in a harvest of quality seed. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist for Food & Agriculture, will discuss the basics of growing plants for seed, seed extraction and collection methods, and specifics for many common garden plants through hands-on demonstration.

 

Amy's talk is part of Canterbury Shaker Village's Canterbury Artisan Festival. The festival runs from 10 am to 5 pm and includes music, crafts, agricultural talks, a farmer's market, artisan foods and demonstrations.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Tuesday, 09/16/2014

Build Your Grazing Plan
(10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Build Your Own Grazing Plan Kick Off and Orientation

 

This 7-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program with three in-person sessions from September 16 through October 31. It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing.

 

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.

 

The class will be self-paced with online assignments to be completed each week. Daimon Meeh will be available with online office hours to assist with any questions. 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.

 

The class schedule begins September 16 and runs as follows: Week 1: Mapping the Farm; Week 2: Finding Your Soil Types; Week 3: Forage Inventory; Week 4: Animal Nutritional Needs; Week 5: Developing Rotation Plan and Fencing Class; Week 6: Goal Setting and Implementation Schedule; Week 7: Operation Maintenance Plan. There will also be three in person meetings: Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kick off and Orientation at the NH Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road in Concord; Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. - Forage Identification and Inventory at Normanton Farms, 226 Charles Bancroft Hwy in Litchfield; and Oct. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. - Fencing Options, also at Normanton Farms. 

 

Register here: bit.ly/GrazingPlan

 

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Location

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

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

 

Attendees will learn about a host of NHAES-funded research projects, including those on strawberyy cultivaiton, squash and pumpkin breeding, forage crops, apple disease studies, and the Great Bay oyster reef. There will also be a short presentation on Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grants.

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Location

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

September SafetyFest
(04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

The NHLA Education Committee and UNH Cooperative Extension invite you to the first annual SafetyFest just for landscapers. All are welcome!

 

There will be contests and demonstrations, a barbeque supper, and a presentation by OSHA representative Andrew Palhof.

 

To preregister contact Tina Krug at tina@redfernlandscapedesigns.com or call 1-919-740-1184. Let her know how many people from your company will attend, and if you want to enter a Company Team (3 people) to participate in the contests.

 

There is no cost to attend, by please preregister by September 14th.

Location

  • Woodman Horticultural Farm at UNH, Durham, NH, 03824

Saturday, 09/27/2014

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

By saving seed from your home vegetable or flower garden, you can help maintain genetic biodiversity, perpetuate heirloom varieties, or even develop your own unique variety through controlled pollinations. Seed saving can also be simply a fun way to grow your own seeds for next year's garden. Whatever your motivation may be, an understanding of the biology and science of seed production will help ensure that your efforts result in a harvest of quality seed. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist for Food & Agriculture, will discuss the basics of growing plants for seed, seed extraction and collection methods, and specifics for many common garden plants through hands-on demonstration.

Location

  • James Tuttle Library, 45 Main Street, Antrim, NH, 03440

Sunday, 09/28/2014

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

By saving seed from your home vegetable or flower garden, you can help maintain genetic biodiversity, perpetuate heirloom varieties, or even develop your own unique variety through controlled pollinations. Seed saving can also be simply a fun way to grow your own seeds for next year's garden. Whatever your motivation may be, an understanding of the biology and science of seed production will help ensure that your efforts result in a harvest of quality seed. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist for Food & Agriculture, will discuss the basics of growing plants for seed, seed extraction and collection methods, and specifics for many common garden plants through hands-on demonstration.

Location

  • Tucker Free Library, 31 Western Avenue, Henniker, NH, 03242

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

Build Your Grazing Plan
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Forage Identification and Inventory
Normanton Farms, 226 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH

 

This 7-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program with three in-person sessions from September 16 through October 31. It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing.

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

Wednesday, 10/15/2014

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

  • Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm St., Claremont, NH,

Build Your Grazing Plan
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Fencing Options
Normanton Farms, 226 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH

 

This 7-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program with three in-person sessions from September 16 through October 31. It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing.

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

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, 03584-9612

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

Wednesday, 10/29/2014

North Country Fruit & Vegetable Seminar & Trade show
(09:00 AM - 03:00 AM)

Location

  • Mountain View Grand Resort, Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH, 03598

Thursday, 10/30/2014

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

  • DHMC - Lebanon, One Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH, 03766

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


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