603 Ag Exploration
Join NH 4-H to take a behind the scenes look at food systems around NH including maple sugaring, dairy production and pollinators. In this four-part series participants will tour different facilities, learn about the science that drives the industry, and participate in hands-on learning activities. Each participant will increase their agricultural knowledge and be equipped to share what they have learned with other youth. Open to youth ages 13-18 and limited to 15 participants. Register through 4HOnline by February 12th.
Agri-Science SummitMarch 5-7 (virtual & free event)
Join 4-Hers from around the country to learn about the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. Participate in hands-on activities lead by experts in the field to develop the skills and knowledge needed to address those challenges. Attend workshops presented by your peers who are already creating change. Deadline to apply January 29, 2021 via Qualtrics (Note: attending the 2021 virtual summit does not prevent you from apply for future in-person summits)
Backyard SugaringSaturday, March 27 at Moharimet Elementary School, Madbury, NH
Experience the process of making maple syrup through hands-on activities at a sugarhouse. Activities will highlight the science behind the process from start to finish. Topics will include natural resource management, tree id, engineering, food science, and more!
Dairy ProductionJune (TBD)
In NH there are approximately 94 dairy farms each with their own unique way of doing things. We will tour several facilities along the Connecticut River Valley to take a behind the scenes look at how they are doing things. Topics will include nutrition, herd health and management, food production, and marketing.
Did you know one of every three bites of food we eat is dependent on pollinators! We will take an up-close look at different pollinators around NH, their habitats, and the role they play on food production right here in our own backyard. Topics will include habitation creation, species ID, and effects on food production.