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Upcoming events (Agriculture - Food and Ag)

Wednesday, 01/07/2015

Tri-State Greenhouse IPM Workshop
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

The Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Program is a collaborationamong growers and specialists from ME, NH and VT. This year's workshops offer sessions on diverse IPM tactics, including plant fertility, and pest and disease ID, as well as updates on current IPM issues and regional research activities.

 

Learn about:

  • How to ID Pests and their natural enemies
  • How to sue your soil and water tests
  • How to diagnose diseases and what to do about them
  • How to troubleshoot your management issues
  • How IPM works for other growers

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early. The deadline is 12/27/14.

 

 

Location

  • MacFarlane Greenhouses, 296 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 01/13/2015

NHLA and NHPGA Joint Winter Meeting: The Annual Winter Meeting for Landscapers
(08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

The Keynote Presentation this year is "Employee Recruiting and Retention in a Seasonal Industry". Patrick D. McGuiness, an attorney at Law with Silmen & McGuiness will be presenting. He is a speaker, and author. Prior to founding a law firm focused on assisting green industry businesses, he owned a landscaping and property management company.

 

Additional topics and speakers as well as a mail-in registration form can be found in the brochure. If printing the brochure, please use legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14.)

 

Online registration can be found at nhfarmbureau.org. The pre-registration deadline is January 6, 2015.

 

New this year - better vendor arrangements and extra meeting room!

Location

  • Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 01/14/2015

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

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 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:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

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

NH Small Family Farm Conference - Keeping the Farm in the Family
(09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

This risk management workshop will focus on farm estate & business succession planning.

 

Program

  • Getting the Process Started: Importance of Communication, Seth Wilner, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Estate Planning: Essential Documents, Property Ownership, Wills, Trusts & Minimizing Costs, Kathryn Williams, KSW Law
  • Farm Succession: Developing Managerial Skills & Transferring Business Property, Michael Sciabarrasi, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Farm Succession: Lease Agreements & Use of Business Entities for Business Tranfer, Steven Goss, Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A. 
  • Managing Business Transfer Risks: Insurance Decisions & Retirement Income, Michael Sciabarrasi, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Social Security Income: What You Need to Know about Retirement Benefits & Medicare, Kenneth Barron, Social Security Administration

 

Online registration is available until January 12, 2015.

 

 

Location

  • Holiday Inn - Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 01/15/2015

Sheep are Not Goats: Basic animal husbandry education for sheep owners
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This workshop is a 4 part basic animal husbandry education for sheep owners.People can sign up for ONE session of their choice or all four.

 

Each workshop is presented by Dot Perkins of Merrimack County Extension, who has over 30 years of raising livestock.Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising these wonderful animals.


Class I - January 15, 2015 - Basic information about raising sheep in New Hampshire, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the sheep in mind.

 

Class II - January 22, 2015 - Nutrition and Health: Feeding your sheep and adding pasture to the mix.

 

Class III - January 29, 2015 - Lambing and hoof care.

 

Class IV - February 12, 2015 - Common health problems prevention with an introduction to parasites and their control.

* Snowdate in the event of a canceled class will be February 19, 2015)

 

We encourage you to register online at:

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17229

or print off the flyer and mail in the mail-in coupon with payment to UNH Cooperative Extension to:UNHCE BSC, Sheep Workshop Event #17229, 59 College Road, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824.

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Location

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

Saturday, 01/17/2015

Chickens: The Basics - Part I
(10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Dot Perkins,  of UNH Cooperative Extension, has been raising meat, milk and eggs for her family for over 30 years. She will present information about breeds, housing and seasonal care. This talk will not cover butchering or broilers. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising chickens or eggs.

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Location

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

Intermediate Chickens
(12:30 PM - 02:00 PM)

Now that you have chickens . . what do you do with them? Dot Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about problems, illness that arise, predation and much more for the intermediate chicken owner. This talk will not cover butchering but some facts and all questions about culling will be included. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips about living with chickens beyond the first year.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 01/21/2015

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

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 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:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

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

Wednesday, 01/28/2015

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

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 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:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

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

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 January 14, through February 4, 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:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

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

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

Saturday, 02/07/2015

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

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

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 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:

  • January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
  • January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
  • February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Concord
  • (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

 

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 03/10/2015

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(09:30 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

  • Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane, Suite 150, Conway, NH, 03818

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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