unh UNH outreach Engagement and Outreach donate Donate

Upcoming events (Agriculture - Food and Ag)



Wednesday, 09/24/2014

NH Food Strategy Regional Gathering-Carroll County
(07:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

The Future of New Hampshire's Food System needs YOU!

If you spend your professional or civic life focused on food or the food system, please attend a regional gathering to connect with others
and shape our network and strategy. All are welcome.


Attend a regional gathering in your area to

  • have the opportunity to shape a state-wide Food Strategy to better our food system
  • learn about trends, data, challenges, and innovations in our food system
  • network with others doing work in the food system
  • and identify some actions for reaching our food system goals
At Camp Calumet Conference Center
1090 Ossipee Lake Rd, West Ossipee, NH 03890


Location

  • Camp Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Rd., West Ossipee, NH, 03890

Putting the Garden to Bed
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Cindy Saka, will discuss what you  need to do to put your garden to bed for winter. Pruning, mulching, amending soils, composting, clean-up, as well as fall harvesting will be included.

 

 

 

 

Location

  • Chichester Town Library, 161 Main Street, Chichester, NH, 03238

Thursday, 09/25/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 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

 

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

Linked file:

Location

  • New Durham Library, 2 Old Bay Road, New Durham, NH, 03855

Friday, 09/26/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(10:00 AM - 12:00 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

 

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, Food Safety

To be held at: Christ United Methodist Church, 135 Main Street, Lancaster, NH

 

Linked file:

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

Wednesday, 10/01/2014

Volunteers Needed for Lyme Disease & Tick Research
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

About this Project:  UNH Cooperative Extension researchers are looking for volunteers to help determine the spread of blacklegged ticks in northern NH by surveying deer and moose at hunter check stations. New Hampshire has the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country, and is in the top 10 states for Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. All three diseases are spread by blacklegged tick.  Volunteers are needed to help determining the prevalence of this tick throughout the state, particularly in Northern New Hampshire.  Deer check stations provide an efficient way of determining the presence and general abundance of blacklegged ticks in an area.   

 Requirements for Volunteers:

•    Attend training session (Oct. 1, Lancaster) to learn search methods

•    Sign up for at least 2 dates in October-­?November at a check station (see sites,

      below) to examine animals

•    Ability to work in challenging conditions!  Volunteers need to be prepared to  

               o  handle ticks and dead animals

               o  work in cold weather

               o  wear clothing that may get blood-­?stained

               o  work early in the morning (often 8AM or earlier) until dark (around 5PM)

SurveyLocations (Volunteers will sign up for locations at Oct. 1 training):  Survey sites include deer check stations in the following northern New Hampshire towns: Clarksville, Milan, Pittsburg, Jefferson, Enfield, Littleton, Lisbon, Plymouth, Loudon, Franklin, Meredith, Plainfield

Register at The New England Stewardship Network website: www.newengland.stewardshipnetwork.org

Linked file:

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

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.

Linked file:

Location

  • The Fells Estate and Gardens, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH, 03255

Sunday, 10/05/2014

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(01:00 PM - 03:00 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

 

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture, Food Safety

 

Linked file:

Location

  • Muster Field Farm, North Sutton, NH, 03260

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".

Linked file:

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,

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

Linked file:

Location

  • UNHCE Belknap County, 635 Main St. 3rd Floor, Suite 1, Laconia, NH, 03246

Thursday, 10/16/2014

New Program Protects Dairy Farmers from Shifts in Feed Costs and Milk Prices
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension announce dates and locations for five public meetings to discuss the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) which  is  a new, voluntary program that protects dairy producers when the difference between milk price and feed costs (the “margin”) falls below an amount selected by the producer.  The MPP-Dairy registration deadline for 2014 and 2015 is Nov. 28, 2014.

 

MPP-Dairy is available to operations that produce and commercially market milk from cows located in the United States. Producers must provide proof of milk production at the time of registration and must not be enrolled in Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Program (LGM-Dairy). MPP-Dairy is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill for implementation through December 31, 2018.

 

All dairy farmers and producers are invited and encouraged to attend one of the following informational meetings:

Southeastern New Hampshire Region: Merrimack, Hillsboro, and Belknap Counties: Monday, October 13, Merrimack County Cooperative Extension Office, 315 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen.

Grafton County Region: Tuesday, October 14, Grafton County Cooperative Extension Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill.

Southwestern New Hampshire Region, Sullivan and Cheshire Counties: October 15, Stuart and John’s Sugarhouse, Junction Routes 12 and 63, Westmoreland.

The North Country Region, Coos and Carroll Counties: Thursday, October 16, Coos County Cooperative Extension Office, 629A Main St., Lancaster.

The Seacoast Region, Rockingham and Strafford Counties: Friday, October 17, Rockingham County Nursing Home Auditorium, William Sturtevant Way off North Road, Brentwood.

 

Each informational meeting session will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The formal part of the program will run from 10 a.m. to noon. A question and answer session will follow and individual assistance will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Attendees may bring a bag lunch.

Note: The former MILC (Milk Income Loss Contract) program is no longer available.

Location

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

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

Linked file:

Location

  • Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH, 03812

Wednesday, 10/22/2014

Building Healthy Soils
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Terri Paige will be discussing how to build healthy soils. This talk covers what components make up soil, different types of soil, how to improve the soil structure, cover crops and green manures, testing your soil, and adding amendments to your soil.

Location

  • Chichester Town Library, 161 Main Street, Chichester, NH, 03238

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

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.

Linked file:

Location

  • Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, NH, 03106

Tuesday, 10/28/2014

New England Agricultural In-Service
(11:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

This is the annual agricultural In-Service, and it will start with lunch and run from noon to noon on October 28 and 29. The first day will be at the Lake Shore Farm Inn with an educational session from 1:00-5:00 PM conducted by Mad River Food Hub. This will cover food hubs, local foods, HACCP, Food Safety Act, etc. There will be a round robin in the evening sharing NE Extension programs.


On October 29 (Wednesday) the group will travel to UNH to participate in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Tom Fairchild Teaching and Research Center and take a tour and hear reasearch updates.

Location

  • Lakeshore Farm, Northwood, NH, 03261

Wednesday, 10/29/2014

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

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.

Linked file:

Location

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

Tuesday, 11/04/2014

NH Direct Marketing Annual Conference: Exceeding the Speed Limit with Markets and Customers' Expectations
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Building new markets or expanding established ones? In either case, one rule prevails: know your customers. Learn how to retain and expand your customer base and markets. Hear fresh ideas from, and network with, New England professionals and growers who share your passion—and your concerns.

Register

Linked file:

Location

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

Wednesday, 11/05/2014

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

Urban Permaculture Design Workshop

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

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014

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

Location

  • , 411 Spruce Street, Manchester, NH,

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

Urban Permaculture Design Workshop

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

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014

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

Location

  • , 411 Spruce Street, Manchester, NH,

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

Urban Permaculture Design Workshop

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

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014

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

Location

  • , 411 Spruce Street, Manchester, NH,


Actions

 


Month calendar view
Map view

Add this calendar to:

Staff

Home | UNHCE Intranet | About Us | Counties | News | Events | Education Center | Contact Us

©2007-2014 UNH Cooperative Extension

Civil Rights Statement