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Monday, 02/27/2017

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,

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

 

Identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks can greatly expand your understanding for what wildlife species are using the land you manage,  and how wildlife respond to your habitat management activities. Join wildlife biologists from UNH Cooperative Extension and expert tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest, and wetland habitats in search of winter wildlife tracks and sign. Participants will receive instruction on how to identify and use wildlife sign to interpret wildlife behavior and habitat use.


The workshop will take place entirely outdoors, so come prepared and dressed appropriately for the weather. Bring your own lunch and plenty of water.


 Register for this workshop

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Location

  • Cold River Farm, Foss Flats Road, North Sandwich, NH, 03259

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (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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Learn How to Cook Healthy Meals for Your Family with your Family
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Six week cooking series for children (ages 6-12) and their parents. 

  • Learn how to cook healthy meals
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Enjoy a meal together at each class
  • Take home a bag of ingredients and make the recipe at home.

 

When: Wednesdays - February 1, 8, 15; March 1, 8, 15 and a brief sign-up session on January 24, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

 

* Income Guidelines Apply

Location

  • North & Gilsum Apartments, Community Room, 28 North Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Rockingham County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology Practice
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Location

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

Maple Sugaring Seminar - 3/16" Vacuum
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

It's the topic everyone wants to know more about! Learn about how to set up your own taps and use 3/16" tubing for natural vacuum (without pump). Learn from Steve Roberge, UNH Extension Forester, about getting started with 3/16" vacuum and see MORE production with LESS ecological impact. As part of our "Backyard Living Educational Series", this workshop is designed for all ages and scales of operation.

 

Admission is FREE but seating is limited, so call today and reserve your seats: 603-298-8600.   

https://www.facebook.com/events/902037889938122/ 

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Location

  • West Lebanon Feed & Supply, 12 Railroad Avenue, West Lebabon, NH,

Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

First Workshop of the 2017 Gardening Workshop Series

 

Registration & Fees: Registration required. We offer a discounted rate for two members of the same family: $20 per person or $25 for two members of the same family. No refund. Anyone can register! Register here!

 

Last Day to Register: February 26th 2017.

 

Description: Improve the function of your garden while increasing yields, lowering costs, and reducing workload. We will talk about garden location and layout, seeds, plants, equipment, and so much more!

 

This is the first workshop of the workshop series "Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits". These workshops are opened to anyone who would like to learn more about growing organic vegetables and fruits, whether they are beginner or experienced gardeners. For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.

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Location

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

Thursday, 03/02/2017

WEBINAR - Dairy Management Alternatives in Low Income Years
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

 

This is a FREE risk management education webinar featuring Michael Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, emeritus, University of Illinois, and Robert Parsons, Extension Professor, University of Vermont Extension.

 

This webinar may be viewed from one of the eight locations set-up around the state or from the comfort of one's own home by going to https://unh.zoom.us/j/817616579.

 

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Location

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

Initial Pesticide Certification Training - Rockingham Co., March 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2017
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a training to prepare prospective applicators for their private or commercial applicator certification exam at the operational level. Please note that this course does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

 

Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, NH Code of Administrative Rules, and the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Private applicator testing will be held the last day of training at each location.

 

The NH’s Division of Pesticide Control will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators. Different sections of the training will be presented on March 2nd and 9th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 16th.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Initial-Certification).

 

Registration will be opened until 02/19/2017.

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Location

  • Kingston Community Library, 56 Church Street, Kingston, NH, 03848

Initial Pesticide Certification Training - Carroll Co., April 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2017
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a training to prepare prospective applicators for their private or commercial applicator certification exam at the operational level. Please note that this course does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

 

Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, NH Code of Administrative Rules, and the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Private applicator testing will be held the last day of training at each location.

 

The NH’s Division of Pesticide Control will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators. Different sections of the training will be presented on April 4th and 11th; testing for private applicators will be held on April 18th.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Initial-Certification).

 

Registration will be opened until 03/26/2017.

Location

  • Conway Public Library, 5 E. Main St, Conway, NH, 03818

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy for teens
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (02:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

This Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy for Teens club is for teens who want to learn more about cooking with a slow cooker.  Students will prep ingredients to cook in a slow cooker they will be given by participating in this six-week lesson series.  Teens will learn knife skills, food safety techniques, how to read a food label and select healthy snacks.  This is a great chance for students to gain more independence and life skills they can use into adulthood.

 

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Location

  • Kennett High School, 409 Eagles Way, Conway, NH, 03860

Cooking Matters for Families
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (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

Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, weather permitting, at the Peterborough Sportsman's Club. The club generally shoots indoors till the weather gets good in the spring then moves outdoors. Youth must be age 8 or older to participate. Contact Chuck Zimmermann, club leader, (cez.teamwez@gmail.com) or the Hillsborough County 4-H Office (603-641-6060) for more information.  

General information about 4-H Shooting Sports can be found at https://extension.unh.edu/NH-4-H-Shooting-Sports.

 

Location

  • Peterborough Sportsman's Club, 209 Old Peterborough Rd, Dublin, NH, 03444

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda for March 2, 2017:

7:00 PM      Secretaries Report                                                       Review and approve February minutes

 

7:05 PM      Advisory Council Dialogue                                         Chuck Bagley, Learning Instructional Design   

 

7:40 PM      Food & Agriculture Program                                      Amy Papineau update

                    - New Program Leader

                    - Field Specialist Vacancy

 

8:00 PM     County Office Administrators Report                        Tim Fleury and Amy Papineau

                   Budget Update:

                        - Executive Committee Meeting (March 13, 2017 at 9 AM)

                        - Delegation Meeting (March 22, 2017 at 6 PM)

                        - Marketing and Outreach  - Poster and Newsletter

 

8:20 PM     County Commissioner Report                                     Commissioner Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh

 

8:30 PM     Adjourn

Location

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

Friday, 03/03/2017

Northern New England Nursery Conference
Friday, 03/03/2017 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

Get a head-start on the season by coming to learn and to share. We focus on regionally-developed and adapted information ranging from plant production to pest and nutrient management for use in your business and by your customers and clients. Sponsored in part by USDA Risk Management, the program focus is on diversifying and managing risk, whether it is financial risk, weather risk, other production or market factors.

 

Register now.

Location

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


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