Food and Agriculture
Agriculture is thriving in Belknap County. Livestock, vegetable farms, orchards and garden centers are located throughout the landscape.
The Agricultural Resources program provides assistance to agricultural businesses on topics such as pest management, soil testing, pasture and hayfield maintenace and marketing. Gardening is a popular hobby in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Extension conducts a variety of workshops for gardeners on topics like pruning fruit trees and ornamental plants, lake-friendly landscaping and lawn care, and pest ID and control.
Helpful Links on Agriculture:
- Soil Testing Forms
- Plant Identification Form
- Fact Sheets on Agriculture
- Fact Sheets on Home_and_Garden
The Food Safety program helps individuals and families to increase knowledge in the area of reduction of food borne illness through the training of consumers and food service workers in safe food practices.
The ServSafe® Program is a national food safety and sanitation program for food service managers. Check the ServSafe® program for additional classes near you.
The Master Gardener program is coordinated by Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who serve their community through horticultural education projects. To become a Master Gardener, please click here for more information.
Click here to find out more on Sanbornton Community Garden (Master Gardeners Project).
Links of Interest:
- Family, Home & Garden Education Center
- NH Department of Agriculture, Markets, & Food
- NH Farm to Restaurant Connection
- NH Farm to School
- Natural Resource Conservation Service
- USDA Farm Service Agency
- NH Farm Bureau
- NH Small and Beginning Farmers
For more specific information, call Kelly McAdam, Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture at 527-5475.