Advisory Councils

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Extension Advisory Councils in each of New Hampshire’s 10 counties help identify the educational needs of county residents and work with Extension staff and volunteers to meet those emerging needs.

State Information
County Information

2021 County and State Highlights


Advisory Council Meeting Dates and Minutes

Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 6-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 6-7:30 PM | Community and Economic Development
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 6-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023 | 6 -7:30 PM | 4-H Program Review
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 6-7:30 PM | Natural Resources Program Review

PAST MEETING MINUTES

Meetings will be held via zoom until further notice otherwise it will be held at the Belknap County Complex Public Meeting Room, Conference Room 1, 32 County Drive Laconia NH.

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Belknap County to be members of our Belknap County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues, and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs, but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources.
Council members serve for two-year terms, and meet six times a year on last Tuesday of the month at 6 PM from September through June.

If you are interested to join our Belknap County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Kelly McAdam, UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County Office Administrator.

Extension County Advisory Councils are made up of citizen volunteers.  Among their responsibilities, they are to advise and assist UNH Cooperative Extension county staff in program planning, assessing need, and in advocating for Extension programs and support for the county portion of the budget. 

Advisory Council Meetings are open to the public and begin with a guest speaker or discussion and are followed by a business meeting.

Meetings are held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the UNH Extension Office, 73, Main St. Conway, NH

2021 Minutes

2022 Minutes

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022- Agenda

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022- Agenda

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022- Agenda

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022- Agenda

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022

 

The UNH Cooperative Extension County Advisory Council is the vital link between the UNH Cooperative Extension and the local county and communities.  Advisory Councils assist with the identification of the educational needs of county residents and relate them to how UNH Cooperative Extension can meet those needs.  

Cheshire County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, January 10, 2022 - 6pm (via Zoom) - Nutrition Connections Program Review
  • Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6pm (via Zoom) - Charlie French, Program Team Leader for Community and Economic Development
  • Monday, March 7, 2022 - 6pm (via Zoom) - Kimberly Bylancik, 4-H Program Manager Program Review
  • Monday, April 4, 2022 - 6pm (in person) - Carl Majewski, Food & Agriculture Program Review
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 - 6pm (in person) - Matt Kelly, Natural Resources Program Review
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6pm (in person), 12 Court St., Keene
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 6pm (in person), 12 Court St., Keene

 If you would like more information or to join a meeting, please email carl.majewski@unh.edu

Prior Meeting Minutes

Cheshire County UNH Cooperative Extension is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Cheshire County to be members of our County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues, and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs, but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources.

Council members serve for two-year terms, and meet a minimum of six times a year.

For more information contact Carl Majewski, Cheshire County Office Administrator at carl.majewski@unh.edu or (603) 352-4550.

 

 

Coös County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Monday- November 7, 2022 – 6-8pm, Budget Conversation (change from December)
  • Monday - February 6, 2023 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - April 3, 2023 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - June 5, 2023 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - September 11, 2023 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - November 6, 2023 - 6-8pm

Please RSVP to Heidi Barker prior to the scheduled meeting.  Meetings will be held in person, with the option of attending via Zoom, hosted at the North Country Resource Center, UNH Cooperative Extension Coös County Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Prior meeting minutes

Interested in joining the Coös County Advisory Council?

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Coös County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Coös County to be members of our Coös County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.  

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet 5 times a year from September through June.

If you are interested in joining our Coös County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact COA Heidi Barker, UNH Cooperative Extension Coös County Office Administrator.

 

 

 

 

The UNH Cooperative Extension County Advisory Council is the vital link between the UNH Cooperative Extension and the local county and communities.  Advisory Councils assist with the identification of the educational needs of county residents and relate them to how UNH Cooperative Extension can meet those needs.  

Grafton County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Tuesday - October 11, 2022 - 5:30-7:30pm, Natural Resources Presentation
  • Tuesday - December 6, 2022 - 6-8pm, Food Safety Presentation
  • Tuesday - February 28, 2023 - 6-8pm, Health & Well-Being Presentation - Location TBD
  • Tuesday - April 11, 2023 - 6-8pm, Community & Economic Development Presentation - Location TBD
  • Tuesday - June 27, 2023 - 6-8pm, Food & Agriculture Presentation

Please RSVP to Teresa Locke by the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting.

Prior Meeting Minutes

Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • September 15, 2022 - 6 pm
  • October 20, 2022 - 6 pm
  • November 17, 2022 - 6 pm
  • January 19, 2023 - 6 pm
  • February 16, 2023 - 6 pm
  • March 16, 2023 - 6 pm
  • April 20, 2023 - 6 pm
  • May 18, 2023 - 6 pm
  • June 15, 2023 - 6 pm

Please RSVP to Rebecca Dube prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings are either held via Zoom or hosted at the Hillsborough County Complex, 329 Mast Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045.

PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

Interested in joining the Hillsborough County Advisory Council?
 

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Hillsborough County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Hillsborough County to be members of our Hillsborough County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.  

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet 9 times a year from September through June.

If you are interested in joining our Hillsborough County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Nate Bernitz, UNH Cooperative Extension Hillsborough County Office Administrator.

Merrimack County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 (6 PM / zoom meeting)
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 (6 PM / Place to be announced)
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 (6 PM / Place to be announced)
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 (6 PM / Place to be announced)
  • Thursday, June 1, 2023 (6 PM / Place to be announced)

Please RSVP to melissa.lee@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held at the Merrimack County Extension Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, unless otherwise noted.

PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

Interested in joining the Merrimack County Advisory Council?

Our UNH Merrimack County Extension office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Merrimack County to be members of our Merrimack County Advisory Council. The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Health & Well-Being, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet 8 or 10 times a year, usually from September to July.

If interested in joining our Merrimack County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact melissa.lee@unh.edu, UNH Merrimack County Extension Office Administrator.

  • Wednesday – November 16 – 6-8 p.m. -  Community & Economic Development
  • Wednesday – December 21 – 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday – January 25 – 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday – February 22 – 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday – March 22 – 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday – April 26 – 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday – May 24 – 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday – June 21 – 6-8 p.m.
  • no meetings July and August

Please RSVP to Lynn Harrison prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice otherwise they will be hosted at the Rockingham County Office, 113A North Rd, Brentwood, NH 03833.

Prior meeting minutes available here.

Interested in joining the Rockingham County Advisory Council?

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Rockingham County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Rockingham County to be members of our Rockingham County Advisory Council. The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources. Council members serve for two-year terms and meet about 10 times a year from September through June.

If you are interested in joining our Rockingham County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Emma Tutein, UNH Cooperative Extension Rockingham County Office Administrator.

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:
 
  • Monday, October 17, 2022 - In-person Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Presentation:  Forestry: Guided Walk in the Woods -- Location: College Woods, followed by Advisory Council Meeting at Kendall Hall, UNH Durham - For meeting details, please email ce.strafford@unh.edu
  • Monday, November 21, 2022 -In-person Meeting 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Presentation: TBD
  • December, 2022 - No Advisory Council  Meeting - We will resume in January 2023
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023: Zoom Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 PM -- Presentation: TBD
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023: Zoom Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 PM -- Presentation: TBD

Please RSVP to ce.strafford@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Otherwise they will be hosted at the William A. Grimes Building at 259 County Farm Road in Dover, NH.

Prior Meeting Minutes available here.

Interested in joining the Strafford County Advisory Council?

 

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Strafford County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Strafford County to be members of our Strafford County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.

Nominees will ideally have a good knowledge of local community and county issues, and enjoy the opportunity to offer advice on methods of program delivery and implementation. They may or may not be familiar with Extension's programs, but would value an opportunity to learn about our work in Food & Agriculture, Community & Economic Development, Youth & Family, and Natural Resources.

If you are interested in joining our Strafford County Advisory Council, please don't hesitate to contact Caitlin Wollack, UNH Cooperative Extension Strafford County Office Administrator at caitlin.wollack@unh.edu or (603) 749-2529

Sullivan County Advisory Council Meetings

Generally held the 2nd Wednesday of the month (subject to change), via Zoom and/or in person at our Newport office or on a specified location, 5-6:00 pm, from Autumn through May.  If you would like more information or want to join a meeting, please email Seth Wilner or Sherrie Fontaine

Sullivan County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Wednesday - October 12, 2022 – 5:00 pm:, Farm tour at Beaver Pond Farm. We'll be learning about one of the oldest family farms in NH and all that they do for our community.
  • Thursday - November 3, 2022 - 5:00 pm: On-site location TBD
  • Thursday - January 5, 2023 - 5:00 pm 
  • Thursday - February 2, 2023 - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 5:00 pm

Please RSVP to sherrie.fontaine@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting.  Meetings will be held in person, Zoom when available, at the Sullivan County Office, 24 Main St, Newport.

2022 Meeting Minutes

Previous Meeting Minutes 

Interested in joining the Sullivan County Advisory Council?

Our UNH Cooperative Extension Sullivan County office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Sullivan County to be members of our Sullivan County Advisory Council.  The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.