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Monday, 09/25/2017

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Forest (C1)
Monday, 09/25/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in September 2017 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core classes (you should only attend one of the two core classes; they are both the same). Trainings will be offered for the following categories: turf (G2), ornamental (G1), right-of-way (B), microbial (F8), and forest (C1). The number of recertifcation credits/class will be announced shortly.

New Hampshire requires that anyone applying pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

Cost: $115 per day. For those who need it, there is an additional cost for study materials, which participants are required to purchase and read prior to attending the sessions.

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 8/1/2017.

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Grafton County Advisory Council
Monday, 09/25/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

 

Agenda:  Staff updates / presentation

 

Administrative Staff Attending: 

 

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/25/2017 (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, 09/27/2017

Deadline: Grafton County 4-H Fall Contests and Events
Wednesday, 09/27/2017 (03:00 PM - 03:05 PM)

Entries for the "I Dare You" Award, Club Scrapbook Contest, Club Notebook Contest, Window Display Contest, and County Medals are due by 3:00pm to the Extension Office.

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Thursday, 09/28/2017

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Thursday, 09/28/2017 (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.

To be held at the Glencliff Home, 393 High Street, Glencliff NH

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Grafton County New 4-H Leaders' Orientation
Thursday, 09/28/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

We are excited to have many new volunteers who are in the process of completing their 4-H leader screening.  In order to accommodate as many as possible, we are offering an orientation night for all in-process leaders.  If you are starting a new club, or would like to be screened so you can work directly with youth in Shooting Sports or other project areas, please contact the office to let us know you would like to attend this orientation.

Volunteers will have an opportunity to meet other leaders in our county, learn more about 4-H programming and resources, and ask questions.

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Friday, 09/29/2017

Horse Logging Workshop and Forest Management Demonstration
Friday, 09/29/2017 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)



Join draft animal practitioners, forest landowners, foresters, loggers and others from across the northeast for this informative workshop on the application of draft animal power in modern timber harvesting and forest management.

 

Renowned forester and horse logger Carl Russell of Bethel VT will lead a one day workshop on managed woodlands owned by the Cornish Fair Association. The day will include demonstrations and discussions on:

  • Planning the Harvest
  • Starting the Harvest
  • Working Animals in the Woods: Horses and Cattle
  • Timber Harvesting Equipment for Draft-Animals     

Interested teamsters are invited to contact workshop organizers to participate. 

NH Licensed Foresters: 6 CFE SAF and NHLPF Credits Available
NH Certified Loggers: 8 CE Credits Available for NH Professional Loggers Program


Pre-registration is required


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Location

  • Cornish Fairgrounds, 294 Town House Rd, Cornish, NH, 03745

Field Trip 101: A Volunteer Training
Friday, 09/29/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:30 PM)


A Speaking for Wildlife Volunteer Training

This fun and interactive volunteer training will provide you with the basics of planning and executing a guided walk. Participants in this free training should be willing to commit to leading at least one outdoor event in the subsequent 12 months as part of the Speaking for Wildlife program. You can do it! It’s easy, it’s fun, and we promise you’ll feel prepared after this workshop!

This workshop is open to all natural resource volunteers including SPNHF Land Stewards, Natural Resource Stewards, Coverts Cooperators, NHFG Wildlife Stewards, NH Audubon volunteers, Conservation Commissioners, and other community volunteers.

Registration is FREE, but space is limited so sign up soon!



 

 

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Location

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

Improving Wildlife Habitat on Your Land
Friday, 09/29/2017 (02:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Join foresters and wildlife biologists from UNH Cooperative Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Grafton County Conservation District and the Wildlife Management Institute as they provide an introduction to:

  • Wildlife habitat assessment
  • Early successional habitat
  • Forest wildlife habitat
  • Pollinator habitat
  • Wetlands

This workshop will be held outside. Please be prepared for the weather conditions.

Pre-registration is required.  Call the UNHCE Grafton County office at 603-787-6944, or e-mail teresa.locke@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Schwaegler Family Tree Farm, 586 Indian Pond Road, Orford, NH, 03777

Saturday, 09/30/2017

28th Annual Tree Farm Field Day
Saturday, 09/30/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Join us as Bruce Townsend and his daughter Heidi Bundy share their property with us and talk about how their family has cared for this property for over 200 years.


The day will include ...

• Learn about the maple sugaring operation and visit the sugarbush and sugar house.
• Take a forest management tour with a visit to a recent timber sale, and see an equipment demonstration.
• Ride through the fields on a hay wagon. Visit a champion butternut tree and learn about controlling invasive plants.
• Make nature crafts for young kids.
And much more!

 

See the attached flyer for the registration form. Deadline September 22nd

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Location

  • Tomapo Farm, 110 Storrs Hill Road, Lebanon, NH, 03766

Land Owner Forest Management Workshop
Saturday, 09/30/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)




Come learn how to keep forests healthy at Jim Buss and Mary Kugel’s property in Northumberland, NH! Join some local natural resource professionals on a guided tour and learn about different factors to consider when making management decisions on your property.

Specific topics will include:

• Timber stand improvement (how to choose an area to thin and managing for hardwood vs. softwood)

• Creating/maintaining early successional habitat and what species utilize this space

• Benefits of creating diversity on your property

• Briefing on a new online mapping tool to become available soon that will aid in management decisions

 

Workshop Location
One mile southeast of the Page Hill/Lost Nation Rd intersection, look for a workshop sign.

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Location

  • Jim Buss and Mary Kugels Property, 1 Mile Southeast of, Page Hill/Lost Nation Rd, Northumberland, NH, 03582

Sunday, 10/01/2017

National 4-H Week
Sunday, 10/01/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Monday, 10/02/2017

National 4-H Week
Monday, 10/02/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/02/2017 (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, 10/03/2017

National 4-H Week
Tuesday, 10/03/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Wednesday, 10/04/2017

National 4-H Week
Wednesday, 10/04/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Community Outreach and Engagement
Wednesday, 10/04/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Community Outreach and Engagement will provide you with the skills to do effective outreach and engagement in your community and to understand the difference. This workshop will cover the benefits and challenges of community engagement. You will learn how to identify audiences to engage such as business community, residents, leaders, youth and under-represented groups. You will hear about the many engagement tools you can use such as storytelling circles, focus groups, rich pictures, interviews, posters and story maps. You will come away with the skills to develop and implement a targeted volunteer led plan for community engagement and in doing so, strengthen your project and community.

 

To register please click on the link: Community Outreach and Engagement

 

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Thursday, 10/05/2017

National 4-H Week
Thursday, 10/05/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Friday, 10/06/2017

National 4-H Week
Friday, 10/06/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Getting Started with Sheep
Friday, 10/06/2017 (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

 

(Friday and Saturday)

October 6 (8:00 am -5:00 pm) and Oct 7 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

This is a two-day workshop for the beginner that uses a combination of classroom exercises and hands-on instructions. It will cover the different production and husbandry practices involved in raising sheep. Class size will be kept small to facilitate teacher-participant interaction. Participants will also be allowed to take extra time if needed with the hands-on exercises.

 

Day One Program:

  •  So, You Want Sheep (Overview of getting started with sheep, including breed selection and possible markets)
  •  Facilities for Sheep (Overview of handling and feeding equipment for sheep along with building floor plans)
  •  Basic Nutrition, Feeding, and Body Condition Scoring (Feeding the ewe, lamb ram, to market or breeding age, understanding production states, good forages and feedstuffs, adding pasture to the mix)
  •  Basics of Electric Fencing (Everything you need to know)
  •  Prescribed Grazing Systems (Overview offers an effective way to reduce energy use, decrease costs, and improve animal health and productivity).
  •  Grazing as it Relates to Parasite Controls

Day Two Program:

  •  Introduction to FAMACHA and FECs
  •  Going with the Flow; Moving Animals
  •  Health & Herd Health Practices (taking temps, heart rates, breathing rates, recording vitals before the Vet comes and hands-on hoof trimming)
  •  Reproduction, Pregnancy, Lambing and Neonatal Care

 

Special Lunch Guest Speakers:

  •  Rob Gibson, Director of the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and a representative from the NH Dept. of Agriculture

 

A light continental breakfast and lunch are included on both days and a supper on the first night (5 PM). Participants are responsible for their own lodging. We will provide a list, directions, and full description of talks to those who register. 

 

Please complete the On-Line Registration: http://bit.ly/SheepBasics

 

 

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Location

  • Old Orchard Farm, LLC, 42 Nute Road, Madbury, NH, 03823

Saturday, 10/07/2017

National 4-H Week
Saturday, 10/07/2017 (All day)

Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Monday, 10/09/2017

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/09/2017 (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

Friday, 10/13/2017

Grafton County 4-H Family Fall Festival
Friday, 10/13/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

The Family Fall Festival is an event for everyone, from families considering joining 4-H, to 4-H families who have been with the program for years!

 

It is an event filled with fall festival games and contests.  Last year's event included a carved pumpkin contest, a scarecrow contest, and a decorated vegetable contest, to name a few.  (All items should be constructed at home and brought to the event ready to be judged.)  The event also includes award presentations to 4-Hers who have participated in the summer gardening program, those who applied for County Medals, and the "I Dare You" Leadership Award. 

Location

  • Blackmount Equipment, Inc., 2924 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Monday, 10/16/2017

Agriculture & Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/16/2017 (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, 10/18/2017

Building Effective Collaboration: The Collective Impact Model
Wednesday, 10/18/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This workshop will explore the principles of Community Collaboration and Coalition building and explore how collaborative work can be strengthened. The Collective Impact Model will be reviewed and participants given the opportunity to apply Collective Impact principles and strategies to their work. Participants will:

  • Understand the level of collaboration and situations in which each level might be appropriate.
  • Identify strategies to both develop new collaborative relationships and strengthen existing ones.
  • Understand the collective impact model and when and why it is used in communities.
  • Apply the collective impact framework to real world situations and explore how using the collective impact framework might benefit the community in which it is applied.

To register, please click on the link: Building Effective Collaboration: The Collective Impact Model

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Merrimack County Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303


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