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Saturday, 01/31/2015

NH School and Youth Gardens: Connecting to the Community, Cafeteria, and Classroom
(08:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

Join Ron Christie of UNH Cooperative Extension and Marilyn Wyzga of the Cornucopia Project for a day-long School and Youth Gardens intensive workshop at the 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference.

8:45 AM to 11:45 AM: Short presentations from school and youth garden practitioners who will address community, classroom and cafeteria connections, gardens in afterschool programs, and garden sustainability. Followed by two breakout sessions:
(1) Effective methods for connecting curriculum to the garden using the fundamentals of field investigation and inquiry based learning. 
(2) School Garden 101 - school and youth garden basics on how to get started, materials needed, what to grow, planning, and sustainability.


3:00 PM to 4:15 PM: Small group discussions on topics of participants' choosing. Examples include gardens in non-school settings, community connections, incorporating STEM into gardens, food safety, etc.

 

CEU credits available.

 

Register for the 13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

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Location

  • Rundlett Middle School, South Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 02/02/2015

Raising Broilers
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising broilers. Information about breeds, housing, care, costs, predation and much more will be discussed. This talk will not cover butchering.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/04/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Friday, 02/06/2015

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

2 Day Event

Friday February 6, 2015 9am to 6pm

Saturday February 7, 2015 9am to 4pm


Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!



Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Innovative Marketing Options for Small Farms at NH Farm & Forest Expo
(12:30 PM - 04:00 PM)

 

In today’s competitive business world, marketing both your products and your business is a critical component to your success and helping you stand out from the competition. This workshop will explore marketing options for small (and growing!) agricultural businesses. Topics will include value of marketing plans, finding and utilizing “free” marketing, partnering with other regional businesses to extend your marketing dollar, and more.

 

Registration includes a ticket to the Farm and Forest Expo Trade Show with pre-registrations received before January 26, 2015 and a copy of “Guide to Marketing Channel Selection: How to Sell through Wholesale & Direct Marketing Channels.”

 

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

 

On-line Registration

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Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 02/07/2015

NH Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Annual Meeting
(08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Join us at our new location at the Farm &  Forest Expo in Salon A.

 

This meeting provides 2.5 private and commercial pesticide applicator credits.

 

To see the complete agenda, see the flyer.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

NH Farm & Forest Exposition
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

Meet The Faces of Agriculture & Forestry in New Hampshire

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More!


Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

NH Dairy Goat Seminar - Goat Nutrition
(09:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

 

This seminar takes place at the NH Farm and Forest Exposition.

Feeding goats is more than offering them a lot of feedstuffs. It is giving them the balance of proper nutrients for maintenance, growth, reproduction, and milk or meat production. This session will cover the basics of how a goat's digestive system works, nutrient requirements, understanding feed compostion and how to balance a ration.

This information will be of help to the small producer up through large operations, because proper feeding is the key to successful goat management.

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Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 02/11/2015

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

  • Eagle Mountain House, 179 Carter Notch Road, Jackson, NH,

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, 02/12/2015

Improving Dairy Production Efficiency by Using Precision Farming Technology
(09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Joshua Faulkner, PhD, Brent Croscut, Peter Frizzell, Amy Couch, Adam Crete, Nate Tullar, and Mike Barrett.


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Lancaster, and again on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Concord.

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 02/13/2015

Improving Dairy Production Efficiency by Using Precision Farming Technology
(09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Joshua Faulkner, PhD, Brent Croscut, Peter Frizzell, Amy Couch, Adam Crete, Nate Tullar, and Mike Barrett.


This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Lancaster, and again on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Concord.

Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 02/17/2015

Forage Crop Risk Management Workshop
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Howard Skinner, Dan Mongeau, Art Graves and Steve Plehn.

Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.

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Location

  • Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584

Wednesday, 02/18/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Forage Crop Risk Management Workshop
(09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Guest speakers for this workshop are Howard Skinner, Dan Mongeau, Art Graves and Steve Plehn.

Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.

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Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Food Safety: From Farm & Garden to Preschool
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Come join us for activities and discussion about:

- The importance of food safety to the health and well-being of the children in your care.
- Fresh produce and food safety risks.
- Practical ways to keep fresh produce safe from the farm and garden to the activities and meals in your preschool.

Who should attend? Preschool educators, Preschool foodservice managers & workers, Preschool volunteers, and Preschool centers, Head Start, Family Day Care.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety

This is closed to the public. If you'd like to schedule for your group please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Location

  • Pine River Pond Child Care, 556 Pine River Road, Wakefield, NH, 03872

Thursday, 02/19/2015

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(08:30 AM - 10:30 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.

Location

  • Bedford Community Cable and TV, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, 03110

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(03:00 PM - 05:00 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

  • Bedford Community Cable and TV, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, 03110

Wednesday, 02/25/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(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

Monday, 03/02/2015

Raising Turkeys
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, nutrition, illness and more. This talk is designed to help the beginner get ready for the arrival and basic care of their turkeys. This talk will not cover butchering or breeding.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 03/04/2015

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

2015 Community Training in Ecological Design Workshop Series
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, 2015 through February 25, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:

  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: to be announced)

 

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113

 For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303


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