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Monday, 09/26/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/26/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 09/29/2016

Timber Harvest Field Tour
Thursday, 09/29/2016 (05:00 PM - 06:30 PM)

Join us for a walking tour of an active timber harvest in the Charlestown Town Forest. This is a “conventional” harvest using hand felling and cable skidding of large trees. Charlestown Town Forester, Jeff Snitkin from Bay State Forestry Service and Dode Glad-ders from UNH Cooperative Exten-sion will discuss how this harvest fits into a long-term forest management plan that includes production of for-est products, wildlife habitat, recrea-tion, water quality, and scenic beauty as goals.

 

Directions: From Route 12 in Charlestown, east onto Sullivan Street for 0.2 mile. Continue straight onto Old Charlestown Road for 1.4 miles, then slight right onto Old Hemlock Road. After 1.4 miles turn left onto Borough Road. At 0.7 mile turn right onto Halls Pond Road and drive 0.8 mile to the parking area near the top of the hill. GPS coordinates: N 43.255, W 72.362.

Registration requested: This is a free event but please call 863-9200 or email dode.gladders@unh.edu to register.

 

 

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Location

  • Halls Pond Town Forest, Halls Pond Road, Charlestown, NH, 03603

Saturday, 10/01/2016

Hike on Woods Without Gile Property
Saturday, 10/01/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


 








Join us for an October hike on this 470-acre property in Springfield. Owners, Marc and Ann Davis cleverly chose the name for their property based on the fact that their land is bordered on three sides at the eastern edge of the 6,725 protected acres of the John F. Gile Memorial State Forest off of Rt. 4A.  In addition to having wildlife habitat, open space and watershed protection value, the property also hosts the remains of five homesteads and one sugar house that represent a large portion of Fowlertown, a 19th century hill farm community. This is a rich and valued property to visit.


Directions to the property will be posted closer to October 1st.

For more details about the hike, CLICK HERE

RSVP with Kristy Heath at 526-6555 or email kheath@ausbonsargent.org if you plan to attend.

 

Location

  • Davis Property, Woods Without Gile, Springfield, NH, 03284

Sunday, 10/02/2016

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Sunday, 10/02/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Monday, 10/03/2016

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Monday, 10/03/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/03/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Learn to Grow Garlic
Monday, 10/03/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

Come and listen to Naomi Scanlon of Two Sisters' Garlic at Clough Tavern Farm in Canterbury discuss how to plant and grow garlic.

 

October is the time to plant hard-neck garlic, which is usually harvested in the month of July. However, hard-neck garlic produces garlic scapes in June, which can be turned into a wonderful pesto or chopped up and used in your soups, marinades, roasts, and everyday recipes. Once the scapes are cut, all of the plant energy goes into growing the bulbs underground.

 

Come learn how easy it is to grow garlic and get your questions answered by Naomi at the Boscawen Municipal Complex (4th floor).

 

 

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Tuesday, 10/04/2016

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Tuesday, 10/04/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Wednesday, 10/05/2016

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Wednesday, 10/05/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
Wednesday, 10/05/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Wednesday, 10/05/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Thursday, 10/06/2016

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Thursday, 10/06/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Friday, 10/07/2016

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Friday, 10/07/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Field Forester’s Practices for Managing Forests in a Changing Environment
Friday, 10/07/2016 (08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

 
 

 
 REGISTER HERE

 


This workshop will focus on pragmatic, on-the-ground actions foresters can use now to adapt to potential forest changes from changing climate and includes an interactive session on the factors most relevant to participants.

• Introduction to the Climate Smart Land Network, Climate Science 101, and potential effects on New Hampshire forests
• Fact or Fiction? What do we actually know about New Hampshire’s changing forest, and what is speculation
• Discussion to share experiences of observed and likely forest changes
• Steps foresters can take now to respond to:
           o   Changes in forest types
           o   Forest access and stream crossings
           o   Forest regeneration
           o   Managing forests to minimize wind damage
           o   Monitoring for invasive pests

 

Instructors: Jennifer Hushaw is an Applied Forest Scientist in the Climate Services Program of Manomet Center for Conservation Science. Eric Walberg is the Climate Services Director at Manomet.

SAF Category 1 - 3.0 CFEs

No cost

 

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Saturday, 10/08/2016

4-H at Sandwich Fair
Saturday, 10/08/2016 (All day)

Saturday, October 8 - Monday, October 10.

Website

Location

  • Sandwich Fairgrounds, Smith Hodges Exhibit Building, 7 Wentworth Hill Rd, Center Sandwich, NH, 03227

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Saturday, 10/08/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Chainsaw Safety for Woodlot Owners
Saturday, 10/08/2016 (08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Join Jim Frohn, Grafton County Forester and New Hampshire Timberland Owner's Association's Steve Patten as they demonstrate safe techniques for handling a chainsaw and felling trees.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Safety gear
  • Safe felling techniques
  • Evaluating hazards
  • Chainsaw maintenance

 

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Location

  • , 812 Texas Hill Rd., Plymouth, NH,

Sunday, 10/09/2016

4-H at Sandwich Fair
Sunday, 10/09/2016 (All day)

Saturday, October 8 - Monday, October 10.

Website

Location

  • Sandwich Fairgrounds, Smith Hodges Exhibit Building, 7 Wentworth Hill Rd, Center Sandwich, NH, 03227

4-H at Fryeburg Fair
Sunday, 10/09/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Sunday, October 2 - Sunday, October 9.


Website

Location

  • Fryeburg Fairgrouds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME, 04037

Monday, 10/10/2016

4-H at Sandwich Fair
Monday, 10/10/2016 (All day)

Saturday, October 8 - Monday, October 10.

Website

Location

  • Sandwich Fairgrounds, Smith Hodges Exhibit Building, 7 Wentworth Hill Rd, Center Sandwich, NH, 03227

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/10/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 10/11/2016

Writing a successful SARE Farmer/Partnership Grant
Tuesday, 10/11/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Writing an on-farm or agricultural research grant

Interactive tutorial for the Northeast SARE Grant

 

 For anyone wanting to do on-farm research, singly or as a group, to learn how to get money to fund your innovative idea or project

 

WHEN: Tuesday October 11, 6-8:00pm

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: Carroll, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan County Extension Offices

 OR: For those who cannot join in person, we can accommodate 10 people to join remotely from their home.

For this option you will need strong internet service.

 

WHAT:SARE Farmer & Partnership grants. Money to research on farm questions or explore solutions to challenges of NH Agriculture. We will review the different grant programs, discuss your ideas and help you refine these! We’ll share tips on writing a compelling application. Bring your ideas!

WHY: SARE grants are fun to do, easy to administer, and bring knowledge and research to our great state of New Hampshire!

Register online here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=22236

PRESENTERS: NH-SARE Coordinators Seth Wilner & Olivia Saunders and Carol Delaney, Northeast SARE Coordinator, Farmer and Partnership grant programs

This session is open to the public, farmers, ag-service providers, non-profits and others interested in applying.

 

With questions contact: Olivia.saunders@unh.edu Or (603) 447-3834

 

 

Location

  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

Friday, 10/14/2016

Field Forester’s Practices for Managing Forests in a Changing Environment
Friday, 10/14/2016 (08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

 
 

 
 REGISTER HERE

 


This workshop will focus on pragmatic, on-the-ground actions foresters can use now to adapt to potential forest changes from changing climate and includes an interactive session on the factors most relevant to participants.

• Introduction to the Climate Smart Land Network, Climate Science 101, and potential effects on New Hampshire forests
• Fact or Fiction? What do we actually know about New Hampshire’s changing forest, and what is speculation
• Discussion to share experiences of observed and likely forest changes
• Steps foresters can take now to respond to:
           o   Changes in forest types
           o   Forest access and stream crossings
           o   Forest regeneration
           o   Managing forests to minimize wind damage
           o   Monitoring for invasive pests

 

Instructors: Jennifer Hushaw is an Applied Forest Scientist in the Climate Services Program of Manomet Center for Conservation Science. Eric Walberg is the Climate Services Director at Manomet.

SAF Category 1 - 3.0 CFEs

No cost

 

 

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Location

  • North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 10/17/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

Linked file:

Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 10/18/2016

Carroll County Advisory Council
Tuesday, 10/18/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

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Location

  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818


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