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Saturday, 10/21/2017

An Afternoon with Margaret Roach and Claude Monet: Non Stop Plants - A Garden for 365 Days
Saturday, 10/21/2017 (All day)

• Learn how and why Margaret made a four-season garden
• The basic principles of garden design
• How to shop for plants with that goal in mind
• What makes the garden so appealing to nearly 70 species of birds and other welcome wildlife
• How to go beyond “outdoor decorating”
• Engage with the garden through all your senses and emotions

 

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Monday, 10/23/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Monday, 10/23/2017 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

To be held at Laconia School District Office, 39 Harvard Street, Laconia.

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

Pre-registration is required by calling 603-447-3834.

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/23/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

This program is for those new to farming who want to learn what it takes to develop their idea and create a business plan. Participants will have the ability to join the class remotely for some sessions.

 

To register for this event, please click: Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute

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Location

  • Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 10/25/2017

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Wednesday, 10/25/2017 (09:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

 

Registration must be received by 10/11/17 to allow time to receive and study the ServSafe book.

 

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: Mary Saucier Choate, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

 

Register on-line

 

Location

  • Claremont Savings Bank, 145 Broad Street, Claremont, NH, 03743

Friday, 10/27/2017

Annie's Project Retreat
Friday, 10/27/2017 (05:00 PM - 11:30 AM)

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

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Location

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Saturday, 10/28/2017

Annie's Project Retreat
Saturday, 10/28/2017 (05:00 PM - 11:30 AM)

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

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Location

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Sunday, 10/29/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Sunday, 10/29/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

To be held at the American Legion, 94 Eastern Avenue, Rochester.

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

This is a private event. If you would like to have a two-hour SAFE workshop for your staff please contact Ann Hamilton.

Annie's Project Retreat
Sunday, 10/29/2017 (05:00 PM - 11:30 AM)

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

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Location

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Monday, 10/30/2017

ServSafe Food Handler Guide
Monday, 10/30/2017 (All day)

This 3 hour training is designed to educate food handlers for whom ServSafe® is too much information. 

The training covers:

  • The importance of food safety;
  • controlling time and temperature;
  • preventing cross-contamination; and
  • cleaning and sanitizing.

ServSafe® Food Handler participants take a 40 question test and upon successful completion of the assessment receive a certificate of achievement. Scheduled on an ongoing basis at central locations.

This is a private event. For more information please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

 

North Country Fruit & Vegetable Seminar & Tradeshow
Monday, 10/30/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Key topics this year include:

  • Updates from Vegetable Specialist Becky Sideman
  • Ideas to increase efficiency in your operation, whatever size it may be
  • High Tunnel Fertility Management
  • Featured Farm

Register online http://bit.ly/2wdHRHv

 

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Location

  • Mountain View Grand Resort, Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH, 03598

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/30/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

This program is for those new to farming who want to learn what it takes to develop their idea and create a business plan. Participants will have the ability to join the class remotely for some sessions.

 

To register for this event, please click: Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute

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Location

  • Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 11/01/2017

9th Annual NH Direct Marketing Conference
Wednesday, 11/01/2017 (All day)



NH Direct Marketing Conference for Agricultural and Natural Resource Businesses.

Topics include product quality, social marketing, post-harvest management, farm image, and marketing strategies.

Register

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Location

  • Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Greenland, NH, 03840

Thursday, 11/02/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Food Pantries
Thursday, 11/02/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided to NH Food Bank to document training.

This training fulfills the food safety training requirements for the NH Food Bank.

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

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Saturday, 11/04/2017

Tree Fruit Meeting: Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists
Saturday, 11/04/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

8:45 Registration Jeremy Delisle, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

 

9:00 Review of 2017 Growing Season George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH CE

 

9:30 Winter Injury – Disease Connection Mary Concklin, Associate Extension Educator - Fruit Production & IPM, University of Connecticut

 

10:30 Orchardists Panel – How did apple thin sprays work for you this season?

 

11:00 Getting Ready for Thinning Next Year’s Apple Crop Duane Greene, Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

 

11:30 Crop Insurance Paul Russell, UMass Extension, Agricultural Risk Management Consultant Amherst, MA

 

Noon to 12:45 Lunch

 

12:45 NEWA – How to use in real time? Mary Concklin, University of Connecticut

 

1:30 Orchardists Panel – What are you planting for the future?

 

2:00 Fruit Varieties to Consider to Plant in the Future – What’s new? Duane Greene, University of Massachusetts

 

2:30 2017 Pre-Harvest Apple Fruit Evaluation – A Swan Song Performance Alan Eaton, UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham

 

3:30 Adjourn - Handout Certificate of Attendance, 4.5  Pesticide Credits

 

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Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Monday, 11/06/2017

Train the Trainer Respirator Fit Testing Workshop
Monday, 11/06/2017 (09:00 AM - 01:30 PM)

Train the Trainer – Respirator Fit Testing Training Being held in New Hampshire

 

Experts from North Carolina Agromedicine will conduct a four hour face to face workshop “Respirator Fit Test Training” in Concord, NH and open to all private and commercial agricultural workers (people involved in the production of agricultural plants) and pesticide handlers (people who mix, load, or apply crop pesticides). The goal of this educational program is to provide training such that New Hampshire applicators may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to use respirators safely. At the completion of this workshop, those individuals trained will be able to take the information back to their employees and train them accordingly. This availability of multiple trainers will help to ensure participants will have the opportunity to engage with trainers to address specific needs of their operation and participants will not only learn the skills required to complete medical evaluation questionnaires and conduct required respirator fit testing, they will personally complete a medical evaluation and pass a respirator fit test.

 

 **Note-Training for all persons using products which state a respirator on the pesticide label, an annual fit test and  respirator use and maintenance training must be conducted. In addition, training and testing must be done more frequently if workplace conditions, or employee physical conditions change, a new respirator is being used or the employee requests additional training.

 

Recertification credits: 4 credits for Private and Commercial

 

 

 

Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Monday, 11/06/2017 (09:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

 

Registration must be received by 10/23/17 to allow time to receive and study the ServSafe book.

 

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: Mary Saucier Choate, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

 

Register on-line

 

Location

  • Mt. Eustis Commons Office Building, 260 Cottage St., Littleton, NH,

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 11/06/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

This program is for those new to farming who want to learn what it takes to develop their idea and create a business plan. Participants will have the ability to join the class remotely for some sessions.

 

To register for this event, please click: Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute

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Location

  • Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, NH, 03246

Monday, 11/13/2017

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 11/13/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

This program is for those new to farming who want to learn what it takes to develop their idea and create a business plan. Participants will have the ability to join the class remotely for some sessions.

 

To register for this event, please click: Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute

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Location

  • Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, NH, 03246

Tuesday, 11/14/2017

Produce Safety Alliance - Grower Training
Tuesday, 11/14/2017 (All day)

This is an FDA recognized training for those farms that will be affected by Produce Safety Rule of FSMA.

 

Space is limited to 35 people.  Pre-registration is required.

 

To pre-register go to http://bit.ly/GrowerTraining 

 

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Location

  • Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 11/21/2017

Farm Irrigation Pond Management Series 1 of 2
Tuesday, 11/21/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

- Introduction, George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNHCE

- Pond Design Basics with Mike Lynch, Resource Conservationist, NH NRCS

- Plant Life and Pond Weed Identification with Amy Smagula, Limnologist/Exotic Species Program Coordinator, NH DES

- Who to Deal with in NH DES and for What, Jeremy Delisle, Extension Field Specialist, UNHCE

Certificate of attendance will be distributed. This is one of a two part series.  View Part 2 here.

 

<< Click here to register >>

Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Tuesday, 11/28/2017

Farm Irrigation Pond Management Series 2 of 2
Tuesday, 11/28/2017 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

- Introduction & Review, George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNHCE

- Crop Insurance Update

- Pond Weed Control Management, Dr. Greg Bugbee, Associate Agricultural Scientist, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT

- Pesticide Usage in Farm Ponds - Rules & Requirements, David Rousseau, Director, NhDAMF Division of Pesticide Control

- NRCS On Farm Irrigation, Chad Cochrane, Resource Conservationist-GIS Coordinator, NH NRCS

Certificate of attendance will be distributed.  This is the second of a two part series.  View Part 1 here.

 

<< Click here to register >>

Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Tuesday, 12/12/2017

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Tuesday, 12/12/2017 (All day)

 

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.

 

Visit the website to learn more.

 

See the complete brochure.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Wednesday, 12/13/2017

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Wednesday, 12/13/2017 (All day)

 

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.

 

Visit the website to learn more.

 

See the complete brochure.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 12/14/2017

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Thursday, 12/14/2017 (All day)

 

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.

 

Visit the website to learn more.

 

See the complete brochure.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Friday, 12/15/2017

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Friday, 12/15/2017 (All day)

 

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.

 

Visit the website to learn more.

 

See the complete brochure.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101


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