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Wednesday, 06/29/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Wednesday, 06/29/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

S.A.F.E. reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. S.A.F.E. 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.

 

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Location

  • Woodsville United Methodist Church, 9 Maple St., Woodsville, NH, 03785

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

Friday, 07/01/2016

Mid-Season Corn Evaluation
Friday, 07/01/2016 (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Topics covered:

Common weed and insect pests

Proper scouting techniques and timing

Assessing crop injury

Options for managing weed and insect pests

 

2.0 Pesticide Applicator Credits

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Location

  • Macnamara Farm, 295 River Road, Plainfield, NH,

Wednesday, 07/06/2016

NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Meeting
Wednesday, 07/06/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

We will take a look at IPM strategies for managing spotted wing drosophila, squash vine borer, European corn borer, corn earworm and fall armyworm.  We will also discuss setting up traps for monitoring, identifying pests and control options.  2 PAT credits will be offered!

 

See the complete listing of all Twilight Meetings.

 

Location

  • Edgewater Farm, 246 New Hampshire 12A, Plainfield, NH, 03781

Monday, 07/11/2016

Attracting Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden
Monday, 07/11/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Making your garden appealing to bees and butterflies is good for your plants and will delight the gardeners! We’ll discuss what’s harming the pollinators and what we can do to help them. You’ll learn what plants attract bees and receive a list of host plants for a variety of butterflies in our region. We’ll also cover what you can do to protect their habitat once they arrive.

 

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Donna Miller will be the speaker who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this topic.

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Location

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

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)

 

2 PAT Credits Have been approved for this meeting.

Location

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

Thursday, 07/14/2016

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
Thursday, 07/14/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)


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 is required as space is limited.  E-mail dalandlibrary@comcast.net or call 673-7888.

Presented by Jessica Sprague, Extension Specialist, Food Safety

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Location

  • Daland Memorial Library, 5 North Main St., Mont Vernon, NH, 03057

Thursday, 07/21/2016

NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Meeting
Thursday, 07/21/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

Meeting will be held rain or shine.

 

1.5 PAT credits available.

 

See the complete listing of Twilight Meetings.

Location

  • Green Wagon Farm, 849 Court Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Thursday, 08/04/2016

Live Free & Eat Local - Farm to Table 2-Day Event
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

REGISTRATION DUE JULY 20, 2016!!

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham,, NH, 03824

Friday, 08/05/2016

Live Free & Eat Local - Farm to Table 2-Day Event
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

REGISTRATION DUE JULY 20, 2016!!

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham,, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 08/09/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 08/09/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

S.A.F.E. reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. S.A.F.E. 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, 08/10/2016

NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Meeting
Wednesday, 08/10/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

Event will be held rain or shine!

 

1.5 PAT credits are available.

 

See the complete listing of Twilight Meetings.

Location

  • Heron Pond Farm, 299 Main Avenue, South Hampton, NH,

Wednesday, 08/17/2016

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Wednesday, 08/17/2016 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Class dates: August 17 & 18, 2016

 

This two-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

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

Thursday, 08/18/2016

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Thursday, 08/18/2016 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Class dates: August 17 & 18, 2016

 

This two-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

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

Monday, 08/29/2016

NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Meeting
Monday, 08/29/2016 (05:30 PM - 06:25 PM)

 

Meeting followed by a potluck dinner.

 

See the complete listing of Twilight Meetings.

Location

  • Pork Hill Farm, 45 Pork Hill Road, Ossipee, NH, 03814

Monday, 09/12/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate - General Use Training - Core
Monday, 09/12/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

During this core training, instructors will review the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

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

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 09/13/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Right-of-Way (B)
Tuesday, 09/13/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

Location

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

Monday, 09/19/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Core
Monday, 09/19/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

During this core training, instructors will review the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

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

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/19/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 09/20/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Ornamental (G1)
Tuesday, 09/20/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

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

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Turf (G2)
Tuesday, 09/20/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

  • UNH School of Law, Building: 1 Main, 2 White St, Concord, NH, 03301

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Forest (C1)
Tuesday, 09/20/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

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

Monday, 09/26/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/26/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

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Location

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


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