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Wednesday, 01/31/2018

Brett School 5th grade Cultural Cuisine
Wednesday, 01/31/2018 (01:30 PM - 02:15 PM)

5th graders learn more about the history of the food they eat through a cultural walk through North American history and food. Starting with Native American food students learn what food originated in North America and what was brought from Europe.  At the same time, students learn how to make healthy choices every day by reading food labels, calculating sugar in drinks and identifying whole grain foods. 

Location

  • K A Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH, 03886

Brett School 7th grade Healthy Living
Wednesday, 01/31/2018 (02:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

Brett School 7th graders learn how to make healthy choices through a six week lesson series.  Students learn how to identify whole grain foods, calculate sugar in drinks, read food labels, and increase physical activity.  At the end of the series students will cook a slow cooker meal for their parents to show off what they have learned.

Location

  • K A Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH, 03886

STEM Docent Open House
Wednesday, 01/31/2018 (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Inspire A Learner

Do you love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)? Do you want to inspire youth to love the same? Come learn how at the STEM Docent Open House!

UNH Cooperative Extension STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Docents are educators and volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening youths’ appreciation and understanding of STEM. At the open house, those interested in becoming trained in STEM Docent modules or program directors thinking about requesting a STEM Docent to their facility will learn about the why and the how of the STEM Docent program.

Learn about the specifics of becoming a STEM Docent educator.

Speak with UNHCE staff to see how STEM Docent modules can be incorporated into classrooms or out-of-school-time-programs.

Become familiar with the professional development associated with STEM Docents.

January 31, 5:00 - 6:00

UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester NH Room 325

RSVP by January 20th 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Rockingham County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Practice
Wednesday, 01/31/2018 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Quiz Bowl is a knowledge competition where contestants race to answer questions of varying difficulty using a game buzzer board system. You do not need to have a horse -- just have an interest in horses and a desire to learn more!

 

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Location

  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Thursday, 02/01/2018

Intent to Show Forms for Beef going to ESE Due
Thursday, 02/01/2018 (All day)

Directions on how to submit "Intent to Show" through 4HOnline: https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource005746_Rep8054.pdf 

Website: https://nh.4honline.com 

Grafton County Master Gardener Annual Meeting
Thursday, 02/01/2018 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

2018 Grafton County Master Gardener Annual Meeting Agenda

6:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:50 p.m. - Regular meeting
7:30 p.m. - Bob Richer presentation - Hugelkultur

 

For the meal, we will choose from 4 entrées that they offer us that night plus a small salad and a dessert.

 

For those who want to stay overnight, traditional rooms can be reserved for $50 (includes breakfast). To arrange an overnight, call the Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery at (603) 745-3951.

 

Snow Date: February 8th (Janene will notify people on the RSVP listing if the date changes!)

Location

  • Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, NH, 03293

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 02/01/2018 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Merrimack County Advisory Council Agenda TBA

Location

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

Friday, 02/02/2018

Exploring a Women’s Agriculture Network in New Hampshire - Input Session
Friday, 02/02/2018 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

To support women in agriculture in New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension is exploring the development of a women’s agriculture network. While other Northeast states have successfully implemented these programs, New Hampshire has increased education offerings for farm women in New Hampshire over the past several years. A network can be many things, with education as a centerpiece. Join in on the conversation to give your input on the need for a women’s agriculture network here in New Hampshire, and help shape what that could look like. This session will be a facilitated discussion to help frame the need for the network and potential next steps, as well as to illustrate the need to pursue funding for the network.

Location

  • NH Farm and Forest Expo, Center of NH - Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 02/03/2018

New Hampshire Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Meeting
Saturday, 02/03/2018 (All day)

The NH Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the NH Farm and Forest Expo in Manchester, NH. 

 

The agenda includes:

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update – Seth Wilner, UNH Extension

Biorational and reduced-risk fungicides: Which ones really work?  – Meg McGrath, Cornell University

Our experiences with biocontrols in greenhouses & tunnels – Brett and Jock McKenzie, McKenzie’s Farm, Milton NH

UNH vegetable and fruit research update – Becky Sideman, UNH Extension

What’s new with fungal diseases on vegetable crops – Meg McGrath

Meet the new Commissioner of Agriculture

Commercial member show & tell

Lunch (on your own; available at the Expo) and Visit Expo/Trade Show

NHVBGA Business Meeting

Featured Farm: Exploring organic strawberry production systems at Joe’s Brook Farm – Eric Skovsted, Joe’s Brook Farm, St. Johnsbury VT

Perspectives & Words of Wisdom from the bug guy - Alan Eaton, UNH Extension

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Location

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

Volunteer Training: Winter Cottontail Surveys
Saturday, 02/03/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


Winter is the best time to survey for cottontail rabbits. They leave telltale signs (pellets) in the snow, making it possible to locate and sample for different species. This winter, NH Fish & Game and UNH Cooperative Extension need help from citizen science volunteers to conduct surveys for Eastern cottontail rabbits in southern New Hampshire, a known threat to the state-endangered New England cottontail. Join us for a training on rabbits in New Hampshire, cottontail habitat, and sampling and data collection techniques. Participants will receive supplies and instructions to collect samples on their own following the training. Volunteers should be willing to commit to survey at least one property in southern New Hampshire this winter.

A portion of this training will take place outdoors. Volunteers should come dressed for the weather. We will be visiting shrubby thickets, so clothes that can easily rip or tear are not recommended. Waterproof boots and/or snowshoes are recommended, depending on snow depth.


For more information and to register: bit.ly/CottontailSurveys2018

 

 

 



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Location

  • Hollis-Brookline High School, 24 Cavalier Ct, Hollis, NH, 03049

New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar: Dairy Goat Housing and Handling Facilities
Saturday, 02/03/2018 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Regardless of the size of a dairy goat operation, housing and handling facilities are needed to properly care for the animals. Old facilities can be modified or new ones built, but the emphasis should be on an efficient layout for the chore routine and allowing for mechanical cleaning. This seminar will show many examples of housing ideas for small-scale goat production.

This meeting will be held at the 35th Annual NH Farm and Forest Exposition held at the Center of New Hampshire at the Radisson Hotel in the Stark Room. 

  9:30 a.m.      American Dairy Goat Association District #1 meeting

10:00 a.m.      Dairy Goat Housing and Handling Facilities

11:00 a.m.      Farmer Panel: Hickory Nut Farm - Donna-Lee Woods, Lee, NH
                                           Main Street Cheese - Sarah Laeng-Gilliatt, Hancock, NH

12:00 p.m.      Question and Answer Session

 

For more info about the Expo: www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org

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Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Strafford County 4-H Favorite Foods Festival
Saturday, 02/03/2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

4-H Members use their creativity and love of food to plan and prepare food dishes.  By participating in this event members will demonstrate the ability to prepare their food, share their knowledge of basic nutrition and food preparation skills and display their food items attractively.

All food must arrive prepared, cooked and ready to be served. 

 

Registration for this event is open at www.4honline.com January 1st - January 22

 

Favorite Foods Festival Information and Resources:

Favorite Foods Festival Information Packet  

Strafford County 4-H Favorite Foods Festival Score Sheets 

4-H Foods Events Recommended Links for Kitchen, Cooking, Prep & Food Safety

Fight BAC!  Keep Food Safe from Bacteria

 

 

 

Location

  • Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Road, Lee, NH, 03861

Sunday, 02/04/2018

3/16" Tubing for Sap Collection - Installation and Insights
Sunday, 02/04/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join Chip Kimball, Sugarmaker at Ricker Brook Forest, and Steve Roberge, UNH Extension Forester and Maple Specialist, for a hands on demonstration on installing 3/16” tubing.  We will have a chance to tour the sugarbush to see examples of ideal setup for 3/16” tubing to create natural vacuum within the tubing, and situations that are not so ideal.  Chip and Steve will share their experiences and answer your questions on how you can use this tubing system in your sugarbush. 

 

We will be outside for the duration of the event. Please come prepared for weather conditions and expect to walk in the woods on uneven terrain. 

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Location

  • Ricker Brook Forest, 172 Taterboro Rd., Sandwich, NH, 03227

Monday, 02/05/2018

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Monday, 02/05/2018 (08:30 AM - 04:30 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

  • Frisbie Memorial Community Ed & Conf Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH, 03867

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy for Middle School Teens
Monday, 02/05/2018 (02:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

Kennett Middle School students will participate in an after school slow cooker class.  All students receive a free slow cooker. Each week students prepare a slow cooker meal to cook at home with food provided by Memorial Hospital. Middle School students learn cooking skills, food safety techniques, and how to cook with healthy ingredients.

 

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Location

  • Kennett Middle School, 176 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 02/05/2018 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP 788-4961.

 

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Staff Evaluations:

 

Administrative Staff Attending:

 

Location

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

Tuesday, 02/06/2018

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy for High School Teens
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 (All day)

Kennett High School students will participate in an after school slow cooker class.  All students receive a free slow cooker. Each week students prepare a slow cooker meal to cook at home with food provided by Memorial Hospital. Students learn cooking skills, food safety techniques, and how to cook with healthy ingredients.

 

This after-school club will also be a collaboration with 4-H to have students compete in a TEEN Cook-off at the end of the lesson series.  Students will work with Nutrition connections, 4-H and the Conway food service director to design a healthy school lunch to compete in a regional competition.  Winners will go on to a state cook-off.

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Location

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

Labor Management: Developing Leadership and Production Skills for New Hampshire Farmers
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 (All day)

Join us for this exciting three day Labor Management Series. We will be covering Production Methods such as Lean Farming, Leadership Skills such as Communication and On-Boarding.

When: Jan 30th, Feb 6th and 13th.

Where: TBD - Manchester Area

 

Location

  • Manchester - TBD, NH,

Grassland & Forage Utilization Risk Management Workshop
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

3.5 Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits have been granted for this workshop.

 

Sid Bosworth, UVM Extension Agronomist, will discuss the how-tos, pros, and cons of no-till, frost-seedings, and conventional methods of establishing grasses and legumes in New Hampshire, as well as management considerations for corn and forage crops in light of emerging weeds, insects, and diseases.  

 

Retired NRCS Soil Scientist, Joe Homer, will discuss how to determine an establishment strategy that fits the soil characteristics and limitations in different areas of New Hampshire.

 

A crop insurance agent will present the new Rainfall Index (RI) policy as a farm risk management tool.

 

Register on-line at https://tinyurl.com/Forage2018 or by contacting either Michal Lunak at the Grafton County Extension Office or Steve Turaj at the Coos County Extension Office.

Location

  • Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584

2018 Syrup Hydrometer Clinic
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Division of Regulatory Services will be holding 6 hydrometer clinics for New Hampshire maple producers. Agricultural Inspector, Janis Conner or Alice Tuson, will be present to check the accuracy of syrup hydrometers. In addition, information pertaining to the NH Maple Rules, the Department’s Seal of Quality Program, Voluntary Registration, and Organic Certification program will be available.

 

Maple Producers should bring hydrometers clearly labeled with the owner’s name.

 

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office at 271-3685, to confirm the clinic has not been canceled. All clinics will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 

Rockingham County

Tuesday, February 6

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

113 North Rd, Brentwood NH

 

Cheshire County

Thursday, February 8

UNH Cooperative Extension Office

33 West St. Keene, NH

 

Grafton County

Thursday, February 8                               

Grafton Country Cooperative Extension Office

3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill NH

 

Carroll County

Tuesday, February 13

Carroll Country Extension Office

73 Main Street, Conway NH

 

Coos County

Tuesday, February 13                              

UNH Extension Office

629 A Main St., Lancaster NH

 

Merrimack County

Thursday, February 15                            

State House Annex, Room 201

25 Capitol Street, Concord NH

Location

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

Legal Aspects of Owning Land
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 (05:30 PM - 08:00 PM)


Dollars and Cents of Owning Land: A Workshop Series for Landowners

The NHTOA and UNH Cooperative Extension are teaming up to offer a landowner workshop series to help landowners be prudent woodlot owners. Each session starts at 5:30 with a light supper and mingling, with presentations, discussions, and questions and answers to follow. Each class will conclude at 8:00 p.m. 

 

Come to one, two, three, or all sessions. Preregistration is required for us to plan for food and handouts. Cost is $25 per class for NHTOA members, $30 per class for non-members.


There are several legal considerations associated with land ownership. Whether you plan to install recreational trails, harvest timber, or grow Christmas trees, legal pitfalls can be problematic for any landowner.  This workshop will provide a brief overview of legal aspects that every land steward should be aware of regardless of management objective. Topics include: deed observation and interpretation, boundary law, property access issues (town road classifications, rights of way), property easements (conservation, transmission lines, etc.), public access, and concerns of liability.

 

Instructors: Dennis McKenney, New England Forest Consultants; Simon Leeming, Real Estate Attorney with Preti Flaherty.

Preregistration is required to plan for food and handouts.

 

Location

  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 02/07/2018

Community Training in Ecological Design, a Four Part Workshop Series
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (08:30 AM - 05:30 PM)

 

ecological landscape design

 

This workshop series, Community Training in Ecological Design,  will present community planning solutions that use ecological design to integrate biodiversity, secure food production, sustainable water and energy systems, infrastructure, and economy. The result is homes, businesses, and communities that use less energy, create less waste, and recycle more resources. All participants will come away with tools to plan, design and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for their communities while working in harmony with the natural world.  Ideal for concerned citizens including those who serve on town boards and commissions.  Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.

 

CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional.

 

 

    

 

 

Schedule & Locations:

 

- Wed, Jan. 24, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Merrimack County UNHCE office, 315 DW Hwy, Boscawen NH (snow date 1/25)
- Wed, Jan. 31, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at Merrimack County UNHCE office, 315 DW Hwy, Boscawen NH (snow date 2/1)
- Wed, Feb. 7, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 357 Central St., Franklin NH (snow date 2/8)
- Wed, Feb. 14, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at 357 Central St., Franklin NH (snow date 2/15)

 

To register: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=26182

 

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Location

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

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Snow date – February 14, 2018

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.

SAF Category 1  4.0 CFEs  

Workshop Leaders
Dan Gardoqui, Certified Wildlife Tracker, White Pine Programs
Amy Beal, Track & Sign Specialist, White Pine Programs
Haley Andreozzi, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension
Emma Tutein, Natural Resources Conservation Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension

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Location

  • Quality Interconnect Cabling, 1892 Franklin Pierce Highway, Barrington, NH, 03825

Grassland & Forage Utilization Risk Management Workshop
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

3.5 Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits have been granted for this workshop.

 

Sid Bosworth, UVM Extension Agronomist, will discuss the how-tos, pros, and cons of no-till, frost-seedings, and conventional methods of establishing grasses and legumes in New Hampshire, as well as management considerations for corn and forage crops in light of emerging weeds, insects, and diseases.  

 

Retired NRCS Soil Scientist, Joe Homer, will discuss how to determine an establishment strategy that fits the soil characteristics and limitations in different areas of New Hampshire.

 

A crop insurance agent will present the new Rainfall Index (RI) policy as a farm risk management tool.

 

Register on-line at https://tinyurl.com/Forage2018 or by contacting either Michal Lunak at the Grafton County Extension Office or Steve Turaj at the Coos County Extension Office.

Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Creative Computing Challenge at SEE Science Center
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 Build your own mobile app with STEM Docents at the SEE Science Center!

In this program, students will learn the basics of MIT App Inventor and how to design and their very own app that can be used on a tablet or mobile android device. This is an introductory program for students who have little or no coding experience. Both computer based and program design elements are introduced.

Prerequisites: Students must be comfortable navigating on a computer, finding, downloading, saving, and uploading files and have access to a Gmail account to share files.



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