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Saturday, 02/25/2017

4-H Horse Advisory Committee Annual Work Day
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (All day)

Annual Horse Advisory Committee work day for teens and leaders in the horse project to plan events, review resources and have fun!

 

Location

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Beginner Maple Sugaring
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Have you thought about making your own maple syrup? Want to know what equipment is needed? Join Steve Roberge, UNH Extension Forester, to learn the steps from tree to the table.

 

This workshop is for first-timers and beginner sugar makers having less than 75 taps. All aspects of maple sugaring will be covered, including tree identification and tapping, collecting and boiling sap, finishing, filtering and packing syrup. Equipment and supplies needed, especially sizing and operating small evaporators, homemade and commercial, will also be discussed.

 

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Location

  • Osborne's Agway (Hooksett), Route 28 Bypass, 343 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH,

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

Tuesday, 02/28/2017

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

Wednesday, 03/01/2017

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.


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Location

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

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

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.   

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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

Saturday, 03/04/2017

NH 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
Saturday, 03/04/2017 (All day)

(2016 State Dairy Quiz Bowl Team)

 

The New Hampshire 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl is an event where youth demonstrate their knowledge of dairy science in a contest. Teams race to hit their buzzers and answer dairy-related questions.  New for 2017 - Divisions for: Novice age 8-10, Juniors age 11-13, Seniors age 14-18.

This event will determine which seniors will be on the New Hampshire State Dairy Quiz Bowl Team.

 

Entries are due to Andrea Sawyer, Extension Field Specialist, by February 3rd.  For more information, please see the attached event flyer below.

 

Each county must submit 40 questions by February 3, 2017. Questions must be designated for the novice, junior or senior division (if a county has senior, junior, and novice entries, they should submit 40 questions for each contest). Questions must be submitted electronically to: andrea.sawyer@unh.edu in Excel.

 

Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

Apple Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, 03/04/2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

 

Join orchardist Harry Weiser for a demonstration of pruning  techniques to keep apple trees healthy and productive at home and on the farm.  Specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension will discuss care and maintenance of apple trees, including variety selection, fertilization, managing pests, and more.

 

This event is free of charge and open to everyone. This event is outdoors, please dress accordingly. Free hot coffee, fresh cider donuts, and apples!

 

Rain date is March 5th

 

GPS: 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury, NH. Questions? Contact Harry Weiser: hackleboro@hotmail.com

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Location

  • Hackleboro Orchard, 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury, NH, 03224

Monday, 03/06/2017

Raising Chickens in Your Backyard
Monday, 03/06/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension, will be covering different housing options for chickens, what to feed them, how to care for them, and how to prevent problems. This talk is for anyone interested in raising their own chickens for eggs or meat.

 

This talk is free and open to the public.

 

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 03/07/2017

Backyard Turkey Production
Tuesday, 03/07/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist at UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, nutrition, illness and more. This talk is designed to help the beginner get ready for the arrival and basic care of their turkeys. This talk will not cover butchering.

 

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising turkeys in the backyard.

 

Register on-line at: bit.ly/BackyardTurkey

 

 

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Location

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

The Big Trees of NH
Tuesday, 03/07/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)


Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series

NH native and outdoorsman, Kevin Martin will share 28 hikes to find 85 of the largest trees on public land and in cities where the public may visit. City tours of Portsmouth, Nashua and Concord are described and some of the 11 National Champion trees will be highlighted. Martin includes tree history, management and current stewardship. 

 

Kevin Martin will show and discuss the state’s biggest trees as described in his book Big Trees of New Hampshire. Author and wooden boat builder Kevin Martin will bring us through the woods and into cities all over NH to find and measure the very largest living trees in our landscape. Some examples include the state's largest northern white cedars in Clarksville that have been marked by bears for generations and a horse chestnut in Portsmouth that was planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. New Hampshire has 11 national champion Big Trees.

 

Learn more about the Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series  CLICK HERE

 

Preregistration is not required.

 

Directions: All presentations take place in the Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd. in Hillsborough. From the traffic lights at the junction of West Main St. and Rt. 149 in downtown Hillsborough go north on School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.

Location

  • Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Caroline Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH,

Wednesday, 03/08/2017

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  

 

This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm.

All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. 

 

Registration Required; Space is limited.

 

Register Here:  http://bit.ly/2fCLRqs

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH, 03101

Learn How to Cook Healthy Meals for Your Family with your Family
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (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

Starting Plants from Seeds
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Starting Plants from Seeds

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Second 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: March 5th 2017.

 

Description: Starting plants from seeds is a great way to grow your favorite vegetables and save money at the same time. Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop!

 

This is the second workshop ofthe 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.

Location

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

Thursday, 03/09/2017

Annie’s Project: Managing for Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, 03/09/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This 3-week course is a discussion-based workshop to connect women and subject-matter experts in the areas of estate and succession planning.  As they work through important discussions in these topics, women will find many opportunities for questions, sharing, and connecting with the presenters and other participants.  This workshop offers a relaxed, fun and encouraging way to learn and discuss one of the most difficult subjects that face farm women today.

 

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Location

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

Sunday, 03/12/2017

Maple Syrup Workshop
Sunday, 03/12/2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Spring is in the air and it’s maple syrup time in New England! To help celebrate this spring tradition join Steve Roberge, Cheshire County Extension Forester, for a workshop on small-scale maple syrup  production. The workshop will take place at Distant Hill Gardens' sugarhouse in Walpole NH. Learn how they collect the  sweet sap  from 150 sugar maple trees using a gravity tubing system. Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill will fire up the  wood-fired evaporator so you can experience the  sweet smell of sap  being boiled down  to produce the  ‘Liquid Gold’ we call maple syrup.

 

All ages  are welcome to this free event.  It is a short and  easy walk to the  sugarhouse. Please dress for the  weather. Snowshoes are not required but feel free to bring a pair to explore the  sugar bush.

 

Snow date:   Sunday, March 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Location

  • Distant Hills Gardens, 507 March Hill Rd., Walpole, NH, 03608

Monday, 03/13/2017

Introduction to ArcGIS
Monday, 03/13/2017 (All day)

Monday - Wednesday, March 13 - 15, 2017. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua RPC, 9 Executive Park, Merrimack, NH, NH,

Preventive Controls for Human Food
Monday, 03/13/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Preventive Controls for Human Food

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

Successful completion of this class is one way to meet the requirements of a “preventive controls qualified individual” as specified in the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  This 2.5-day class follows the standardized training curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.  The focus will be on the food safety activities and documentation which support the creation and implementation of a Food Safety Plan to comply with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule under FSMA. 

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 03/14/2017

Introduction to ArcGIS
Tuesday, 03/14/2017 (All day)

Monday - Wednesday, March 13 - 15, 2017. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua RPC, 9 Executive Park, Merrimack, NH, NH,

Preventive Controls for Human Food
Tuesday, 03/14/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Preventive Controls for Human Food

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

Successful completion of this class is one way to meet the requirements of a “preventive controls qualified individual” as specified in the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  This 2.5-day class follows the standardized training curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance.  The focus will be on the food safety activities and documentation which support the creation and implementation of a Food Safety Plan to comply with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule under FSMA. 

 

Location

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


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