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Wednesday, 05/31/2017

Lowbush Blueberry Field Meeting
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 (05:00 PM - 06:30 PM)

Field training session on managing wild, lowbush blueberries with UNH Extension on Wednesday, May 31 from 5-6:30. This will be an outdoor session at 355 Teneriffe Rd. Milton NH. We will identify weeds & insects common to blueberry production and discuss management options for organic and conventionally grown berries. Leaf and soil tests, pH mummyberry and Valdensinia leaf spot management will be discussed. We will also show the results of a 3-year study on organic weed management of wild blueberries, funded thru the Northeast SARE Partnership program.

 

Be prepared to spend the session outdoors!

To be held at 355 Teneriffe Road, Milton, NH.

 

1.5 Pesticide credits available

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Monday, 06/05/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Community Meals
Monday, 06/05/2017 (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 the 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.

To be held at the Food for the Hungry Pantry, 6 Pleasant Street, Salem, NH.

SPACE IS LIMITED. To register, email Phylis at the Food for the Hungry Food Pantry phylism603@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, 06/07/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Schools
Wednesday, 06/07/2017 (03:00 PM - 05:00 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.

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

This is a private event. If you would like to schedule a SAFE workshop at your business for your employees, please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

To be held at the Common Man Roadside, Northbound, Hooksett.

Friday, 06/09/2017

Food Safety for Poultry and Rabbit Producers
Friday, 06/09/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

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Location

  • , Moultonborough, NH,

Monday, 06/12/2017

Grafton County UNH Cooperative Extension Pruning Demo
Monday, 06/12/2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

On Monday, June 12th from 1pm to 3pm Grafton County UNH Cooperative Extension will hold an ornamental pruning demonstration at the Grafton County Complex.  Led by Jeremy Delisle, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about hands-on ornamental pruning from the experts!

 

The workshop kickoff will be in the UNH Cooperative Extension Conference Room.  The majority of the pruning demonstration will be outside so please come dressed for the weather.  This event will be held rain or shine.

 

With the hands-on nature of the workshop, please plan to bring your own pruning equipment.  Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.  Please e-mail Janene.Robie@unh.edu or call 603-787-6944 to register.  Registration closes June 7th. 

 

For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call Grafton County UNH Cooperative Extension at 603-787-6944.

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Location

  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Wednesday, 06/14/2017

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting - Kimball Fruit Farm
Wednesday, 06/14/2017 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

PAT Credits are pending. Individuals requiring special accommodations to attend should contact George Hamilton at least one week prior to the meeting. Details forthcoming.

Location

  • Kimball Fruit Farm, 184 Hollis Street, Pepperell, MA, 01463

Thursday, 06/15/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for those who receive food & support through the NH Food Bank
Thursday, 06/15/2017 (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 the 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.

Register by calling the NH Food Bank at 669-9725, extension 240.

Location

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

Friday, 06/16/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Community Meals
Friday, 06/16/2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 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 the 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.

This is a private event. If you would like to host a SAFE workshop for your employees please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

Monday, 06/19/2017

Pollinator Open House at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station
Monday, 06/19/2017 (03:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior have designated June 19-25, 2017, as National Pollinator Week, a celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. The UNH events are sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, and are free and open to the public. No preregistration is required. They are co-hosted by UNH Cooperative Extension.

Pollinator Appreciation Day begins with Pollinator Open House from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about bee diversity and sustainability, bee gardens, wildflower meadows for pollinators, and protecting pollinators from pesticides. This part of the event is ideal for gardeners, families, and youth.

For more information, see https://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/article/2017/05/pollinator

Location

  • Woodman Horticultural Farm at UNH, Durham, NH, 03824

Research Field Day at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station
Monday, 06/19/2017 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

As part of our Pollinator Appreciation Day celebration, agricultural scientists conducting experiment station-funded research will discuss their ongoing research at Woodman Farm as part of a Research Field Day for growers, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Researchers will discuss wildflower meadow and pollinator habitat establishment, overwintering onions, domesticating cold-hardy kiwiberries as a new fruit crop for New Hampshire, best practices for cultivating day neutral strawberry, best varieties and cultivation practices for table grapes, marker-assisted breeding to improve strawberries, high tunnel crop production, and much more.

 

Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits pending. 

 

For more information, see https://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/article/2017/05/pollinator

 

Location

  • Woodman Horticultural Farm at UNH, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 06/20/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Schools
Tuesday, 06/20/2017 (03:00 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.

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

This is a private event. If you would like to schedule a SAFE workshop at your business for your employees, please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

To be held at Camp Huckins, Freedom, NH.

Thursday, 06/22/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Schools
Thursday, 06/22/2017 (03:00 PM - 05:00 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.

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

This is a private event. If you would like to schedule a SAFE workshop at your business for your employees, please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

To be held at The Other Store and Coffee Shop, Tamworth, NH.

Saturday, 06/24/2017

Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, 06/24/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Ever wonder which pollinators visit your garden? 

Find out at the Pollinator Workshop on Saturday, June 24th (10:00-12:00).

Master Gardner Meg Miller will help us learn how to identify and support bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators in a New England garden.  Discover the many common plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs that attract pollinators throughout the growing season.

Meg Miller has been a gardener for over 30 years and recently earned her Master Gardener Volunteer Certificate through the UNH Cooperative Extension Service.  She grows perennials, apples, peaches, blueberries and vegetables on her farm in Canterbury, NH.

 

 

 

 

Location

  • Audubon Society McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 07/12/2017

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting - Windy Ridge Orchard
Wednesday, 07/12/2017 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

PAT Credits are pending. Individuals requiring special accommodations to attend should contact George Hamilton at least one week prior to the meeting. Details forthcoming.

Location

  • Windy Ridge Orchard, 1775 Benton Rd., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Thursday, 08/10/2017

Lancaster Fair, 4H Entries Due Today
Thursday, 08/10/2017 (All day)

All 4-H entries are due August 10. Lancaster Fair 2017 dates - August 31-September 4

More information on 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 2017 will be posted on our website when we get closer to the big event - 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

 

Lancaster Fair general information website -Lancaster Fair 2017

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 08/31/2017

Lancaster Fair
Thursday, 08/31/2017 (All day)

Save The Date !   August 31 - September 4, 2017.  

All entries will be due August 10.

More information on 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 2017 will be posted on our website when we get closer to the big event - 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

 

Lancaster Fair general information website -Lancaster Fair 2017

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

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