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

2022 County and State Highlights


Advisory Council Meeting Dates and Minutes

Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 6-7:30 PM | 4-H Program Review
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 6-7:30 PM | Nutrition Connections Program Review

2023 Belknap County
Meeting Minutes and Agendas

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 first 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 Jada Lindblom, 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

  • Thursday, September 15, 2023 - 6pm, Extension Office - Guest: Katie Leversee, Keene Community Kitchen Director of Operations
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 6pm, Extension Office - Guest Speaker: Anton Bekkerman—UNH Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 6pm, Extension Office - Guest: Paul Chiarantona, UNH Extension Public Affairs Manager
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 4:30, 4-H Program Manager Interviews
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 6pm, Extension Office
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 6pm, Extension Office
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Time TBA, 4-H Program Manager Interviews
  • Thursday, June 11, 2024 - 6pm, Extension Office, 12 Court Street, Keene NH

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

2023 meeting minutes   2024 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- January 8, 2024 – 6-8pm
  • Monday - March 4, 2024 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - May 6, 2024 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - June 3, 2024 - 6-8pm
  • Monday - September 9, 2024 - 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 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 (tentative):

  • Tuesday - August 15, 2023 (rain date: Thursday, August 17) - Master Gardener Presentation
  • Monday - October 30, 2023 - 4-H Youth Development
  • Tuesday - December 5, 2023 - Natural Resources & Health & Well-Being Presentation
  • Tuesday - February 6, 2024 - Community & Economic Development Presentation - via Zoom
  • Tuesday - April 30, 2024 - Food Safety Presentation
  • Tuesday - June 25, 2024 - Food & Agriculture Presentation
  • Tuesday - August 13, 2024 - Master Gardener Program Presentation

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

Prior Meeting Minutes

Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • February 15, 2024 - 6 pm
  • March 21, 2024 - 6 pm
  • April 18, 2024 - 6 pm
  • June 20, 2024 - 6 pm
  • September 19, 2024 - 6 pm
  • October 17, 2024 - 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 Scott Slattery, UNH Cooperative Extension Hillsborough County Office Administrator.

Merrimack County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 (6 PM / In-Person at Boscawen office)
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 (6 PM / Via Zoom) - Health & Well-Being Team presentation
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 (6 PM / At the NH State Forest Nursery, Rte 3, Boscawen) - Natural Resources and Food & Ag presentation
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023 (At the Russell Shea Community Garden, Concord, Time TBD) - 4-H Education & Youth Development presentation
  • Thursday, September, 2023 (Date and Time TBD) - Community & Economic Development zoom presentation
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 (6 PM / Via Zoom)
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 (5:30 - 7:00 PM / In-Person at Boscawen office)
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024 (6 PM / Via Zoom) 
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024 (6 PM / Via Zoom)
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 (5:30 PM / In-Person at Boscawen office)
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 (5:30 PM / In-Person at Generation Farm, Concord)

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..

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, May 22 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Agenda
  • Wednesday, June 26 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • no meetings July & August

Please RSVP to Lynn Harrison prior to the scheduled meeting. Meetings will be hosted at the Rockingham County Office, 113A North Rd, Brentwood, NH 03833, or on Zoom, please see the Agenda above for the location. Occasionally meetings are changed to Zoom at the last minute due to the weather.

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 Greg Jordan, UNH Cooperative Extension Rockingham County Office Administrator.

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:
 

Generally held the 2ndMonday of the month (subject to change), via Zoom and/or in-person at a specified location, 6:00-7:30 pm, from Autumn through June.  If you would like more information or want to join a meeting, please email  caitlin.wollack@unh.edu

  • Monday, April 15, 2024 | In-person Meeting | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Presentation: Health & Well-Being Team Presentation at UNH Extension Office Strafford County, 273 Locust Street, Dover
  • Monday, May 13, 2024 | In-person Meeting | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Presentation: TBD
  • Monday, June 10, 2024 | In-person Meeting | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Presentation: TBD
  • No Advisory Council Meetings for July & August: Summer Break

Please RSVP to ce.strafford@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting. 

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 1st Thursday 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 Michele Kroll, Laurie Field, or Sherrie Fontaine

Sullivan County Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 7, 2023, 5:00 pm at King Blossom Farm, 834 Dunbar Hill Rd, Grantham
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023, 5:00 pm at the Newport Extension office
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023, 5:00 pm at the Newport Extension office
  • No meeting in December
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024, 5:00 pm at the Newport office
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024, 5:00 pm, Newport office and via Zoom
  • Thursday, March 9, 2024, 10:00 am, location will be at a local sugar producer  - TBA 
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5:00 pm at the Newport office - Programs Showcase Presentations
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024, 5:00 pm, location TBA

Please RSVP to sherrie.fontaine@unh.edu prior to the scheduled meeting.  Meetings will be held in person at the Sullivan County Office, 24 Main St, Newport or at various locations in the county when weather allows, or Zoom during inclement weather months.

2022 Meeting Minutes and 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.