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Wednesday, 02/22/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment - for Schools
Wednesday, 02/22/2017 (02:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2-hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at Nashua High School, South Nashua.

This event is not open to the public. If you’d like to have a SAFE workshop for your employees please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or email her at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, 02/22/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Come learn to think like an engineer! Join UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents for 8 weeks of designing, building, and testing ways to turn everyday objects into moving creations! Hosted and paid for by Wilton Public Library. Details are below:

Dates: Wednesdays January 25 - March 15

Times: 4:00 - 5:30

Location: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Street, Wilton NH 03086

Ages: grades 3 - 5

For more information to register email Stephanie Loiselle: stephaniel@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call (603) 654 - 2581

Cost: Paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension

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Rockingham County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology Practice
Wednesday, 02/22/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Merrimack County 4-H Advisory Meeting
Wednesday, 02/22/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Merrimack County 4-H Advisory Meeting
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 beginning at 7:00 PM
 
County Administration BuildingConcord, NH
 

Thursday, 02/23/2017

Cooking Matters for Families
Thursday, 02/23/2017 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

A hands-on series for families to learn how to prepare healthy, delicious meals and stretch food dollars!

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Location

  • Whole Village Family Resource Center, 258 Highland St., Plymouth, NH, 03264

Friday, 02/24/2017

Rockingham County 4-H Favorite Foods
Friday, 02/24/2017 (05:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

2017 Favorite Foods Friday February 24th 

 

This event is a kick off to our 4-H Healthy Living and cooking events for 2017.  All levels of cooking, baking, and creating are encouraged to participate in this annual kick-off event.

 

Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Ellis School, Fremont
 

Register with your 4honline portal  (Entry deadline February 15, 2017) 

Favorite Foods Information


What can you enter this year.......

Favorite Food Challenge
Ages 8-18
Create your favorite food and then those attending the event will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite food in each category.  

Cloverbud Creations 
Ages 5-7 
Cloverbud members create their favorite food, then share with us how you created your delicious dish. 

Frankenstein Challenge 
Ages 8-18
You will be given a traditional recipe and challenged to create a healthier version of the recipe.  All entries will be judge and a winner will be selected! 

Golden Plate Award 
Ages 8-18
Create an outstanding place setting with or without your favorite food entry and you could win the Golden Plate Award!

New! 
Creative Food Art
 

Ages 8-18
Design a creative food art design at home, and then assemble it in front of the judges at the event. 

More Information

 
Questions? Contact Anne Atwater at anne.atwater@unh.edu or 603-679-5616.

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Saturday, 02/25/2017

4-H Horse Advisory Committee Annual Work Day
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (All day)

Annual Horse Advisory Committee work day for teens and leaders in the horse project to plan events, review resources and have fun!

 

Location

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

DEADLINE: 4-H Horse Show Cover Design Contest
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (All day)

4-H members may submit an entry to be considered for the design for the 2017 State 4-H Horse Show program cover and T-shirt.  Entries should be on plain, unlined white paper with bold black ink.  Entries may be brought to the 4-H Horse Advisory Committee meeting on February 25th or mailed to the State 4-H Office by February 22nd.  Find more information here

Location

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Calling All Learners: Creating Inclusive and Respectful Classroom Culture
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Classroom with Children

“Helping young children understand differences: Getting to the roots of inclusion”

Young children are naturally curious and begin to understand the world by recognizing human differences from a young age. Early Childhood professionals have an important role in helping young children develop a foundation of respect and inclusion. This work shop will focus on practical strategies for helping young children understand and appreciated differences.

“Transitions, Traditions, Routines & Rituals: Learning where you would least expect it”

Putting coats away, transitioning from activity to activity, putting things away, washing hands, cleaning up, etc. etc. This things seem to happen day in day weather we think about them or not. By carefully attending to transitions, traditions, routines and rituals early childhood professionals have the opportunity to foster positive relationships, build social skills and create a positive classroom/program culture. This workshop will feature strategies and ideas you can use to build a positive classroom culture.

“Creating Meaningful Family Involvement Plans: Work Session”

Family engagement is a cornerstone of a thriving positive & respectful program culture. Family involvement in early childhood programs has been associated with positive child outcomes such as, social competence, communication skills, cognitive development and expressive language skills. This workshop will present a framework for creating comprehensive family involvement plans, which participants will create as part of the workshop.

Location

  • Somersworth ELC, 35 Bartlett Avenue, Somersworth, NH, 03878

Coös County 4-H Sharp Shooters Group
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the North Country Resource Center, Route 3, Lancaster (this is the office building of UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Fish & Game, NH Forest & Lands and Trails Bureau.

All youth are welcome ages 8-18, learn firearm safety, with hands-on learning. 

This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. 

Location

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

Rockingham County 4-H Junior Rifle and Archery League
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

November 5, 19, December 3, 17, 31, January 14, 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22.

Returning participants start on November 5. New participants start on December 3. 

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Location

  • Chester Rod and Gun Club, 99 Rod and Gun Club Road, Chester, NH, 03036

Beginner Maple Sugaring
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Have you thought about making your own maple syrup? Want to know what equipment is needed? Join Steve Roberge, UNH Extension Forester, to learn the steps from tree to the table.

 

This workshop is for first-timers and beginner sugar makers having less than 75 taps. All aspects of maple sugaring will be covered, including tree identification and tapping, collecting and boiling sap, finishing, filtering and packing syrup. Equipment and supplies needed, especially sizing and operating small evaporators, homemade and commercial, will also be discussed.

 

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Location

  • Osborne's Agway (Hooksett), Route 28 Bypass, 343 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH,

Monday, 02/27/2017

2017 Labor Management Series, West Lebanon NH - Developing Leadership and Human Resource Management Skills for Farmers
Monday, 02/27/2017 (All day)

January 30, February 6, 13, and 27th.

Kilton Public Library

West Lebanon, NH

Come join us for an interactive, four-session, workshop to better understand labor management issues: employment law, employee training, goal-setting, employee recruitment and job description writing. Customize your training by attending all four sessions or choose only those that are applicable to you and your farm! We welcome farmers of all knowledge levels to help enhance the educational experience for all!

Session One, January 30: Hiring and Compensation Laws

Hiring and compensation, legal workers classification, tax forms, workers comp, unemployment insurance, payroll taxes, working in the US, handbooks and contracts.

Session Two, February 6: The Business of Labor - Understanding the Full Cost of Employees

Setting the pace, efficiency in body motion and tools, setting employees up for success, building effective crews, creating a productive work environment, full cost of hiring an employee, hiring employees vs. making equipment purchasing decisions.

Session Three, February 13: On Farm Leadership & Communication

Systems in managing people, employee satisfaction & productivity, communication, performance management skills, methods of corporate America.

Session Four, February 27: Hiring & Retaining

Finding good employees, interviewing, effective training & on-boarding, developing effective job descriptions, and setting up expectations. Whole Farm Revenue Program and Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225.

 

 

To register:

http://bit.ly/2dTouJx

Location

  • Kilton Public Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH, 03784

DEADLINE: Strafford and Rockingham County 4-H Fashion and Textiles Judging
Monday, 02/27/2017 (All day)

Fashion/Textiles Judging is Saturday, March 11th at the Lee Congregational Church. 

 
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Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Core
Monday, 02/27/2017 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

The DPC will offer eight recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Register-Supervisory-Registration-Certification-General-Use).

 

Registration will be opened until 02/24/2017, 8a.m.

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

4-H Poultry Testing & Sheep/Goat Scrapies Tag Clinic in Coös County
Monday, 02/27/2017 (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Save the Date.

FREE 4-H Poultry Clinic: Salmonella Pullorum & Avian Influenza Blood Testing & Leg Banding (required for NH Fair exhibiting of poultry 5 months of age and older).

FREE 4-H Sheep & Goat Scrapies Tag Clinic (required for NH Fair exhibiting)

Register before Monday, February 20 with chritine.whiting@unh.edu  or call 788-4961

Date and time are set, location will be determined by need.  Please let us know soon.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program in Littleton, NH
Monday, 02/27/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Do you love gardening and sharing your experiences with others?  The UNHCE Master Gardener Volunteer Program trains volunteers to do just that through educational programs, community activities, and individual contacts.

Class dates:  Mondays and Wednesdays, February 27, 2017 - May 8, 2017  (No class on March 13th or March 15th)

Time:  6pm - 9pm

Location:  White Mountains Community College (646 Union Street, Littleton, NH)

To Register:  For more information, or to obtain an application form, contact Marcy.Stanton@unh.edu or go to http://goo.gl/cSzg8u

Application deadline is January 27, 2017.

 

 

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Location

  • White Mountain Community College, 646 Union Street, Littleton, NH, 03561

Coös County 4-H Archery Workshop
Monday, 02/27/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us Mondays beginning January 23 through March 13 at the Lancaster School. 

 

Location

  • Lancaster School, 35 Ice Pond Road, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Tuesday, 02/28/2017

2017 Labor Management Series, Portsmouth NH - Developing Leadership and Human Resource Management Skills for Farmers
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (All day)

January 31, February 7, 14 and 28th

Urban Forestry Center

Portsmouth, NH

Come join us for an interactive, four-session, workshop to better understand labor management issues: employment law, employee training, goal-setting, employee recruitment and job description writing. Customize your training by attending all four sessions or choose only those that are applicable to you and your farm! We welcome farmers of all knowledge levels to help enhance the educational experience for all!

Session One, January 31: Hiring and Compensation Laws

Hiring and compensation, legal workers classification, tax forms, workers comp, unemployment insurance, payroll taxes, working in the US, handbooks and contracts.

Session Two, February 7: The Business of Labor - Understanding the Full Cost of Employees

Setting the pace, efficiency in body motion and tools, setting employees up for success, building effective crews, creating a productive work environment, full cost of hiring an employee, hiring employees vs. making equipment purchasing decisions.

Session Three, February 14: On Farm Leadership & Communication

Systems in managing people, employee satisfaction & productivity, communication, performance management skills, methods of corporate America.

Session Four, February 28: Hiring & Retaining

Finding good employees, interviewing, effective training & on-boarding, developing effective job descriptions, and setting up expectations. Whole Farm Revenue Program and Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225.

 

 

To register:

http://bit.ly/2erUmpo

Location

  • Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (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, Food Safety.

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Location

  • Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Pearson Board Room, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Belknap County Staff Meeting
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Location

  • UNHCE - Belknap County Superior Court, 64 Court St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Raising Broilers
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Special at UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, seasonal care, costs, predation and much more. This talk will not cover butchering.

 

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising poultry for meat.

 

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Location

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

Belknap County Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Staff Evaluations ?

 

Administrative Staff attending:

 

Location

  • Belknap County Complex, 34 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 03/01/2017

DEADLINE: USDA AgDiscovery Application
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (All day)

 

USDA Ag Discovery programs offer NH youth a chance to explore Agricultural science academic and career paths by visiting one of 22 different host universities throughout the US.  

  • Stays last 2 weeks
  • Room and board is included but attendees are responsible for their own transportation costs.  
  • To apply, visit the AgDiscovery Website
  • There may be funding available from the 4-H Foundation of NH to assist with travel costs – for more information, please contact Mary Davis, Program Coordinator 4-H Animal and Ag Science mary.davis@unh.edu 
  • Apply directly to the USDA AgDiscovery Program by March 1.

Presentation Day Photos, Posters & Flix Video Due to 4-H Office
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (All day)

If you have signed up to participate in Photography, Posters or Flix Video at Merrimack County's Presentation Day please drop off item at 4-H Office by March 1st to be judged!

 

For more information about this event please see our Presentation Day Website: https://extension.unh.edu/4-H-Youth-Development/Presentation-Day 

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,


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