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Sunday, 05/28/2017

4-H Livestock Field Day May 28, 2017
Sunday, 05/28/2017 (12:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

A 4-H Livestock Field Day will be offered on Sunday May 28th at the Hillsborough County Youth Center from 12noon to 4:30pm. Topics for the day will include Paperwork, Judging and Nutrition, plus more. Register by May 20th.

This will also be a site for tagging a market auction animal.

This field day is open only to 4-Hers in the beef, goats, sheep and swine projects.

 

 

 

 

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Location

  • Hillsborough County Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Wednesday, 05/31/2017

Lowbush Blueberry Field Meeting
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 (05:00 PM - 06:30 PM)

Field training session on managing wild, lowbush blueberries with UNH Extension on Wednesday, May 31 from 5-6:30. This will be an outdoor session at 355 Teneriffe Rd. Milton NH. We will identify weeds & insects common to blueberry production and discuss management options for organic and conventionally grown berries. Leaf and soil tests, pH mummyberry and Valdensinia leaf spot management will be discussed. We will also show the results of a 3-year study on organic weed management of wild blueberries, funded thru the Northeast SARE Partnership program.

 

Be prepared to spend the session outdoors!

To be held at 355 Teneriffe Road, Milton, NH.

 

1.5 Pesticide credits available

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Teen Conference Orientation - Mandatory for M.C. Participants
Wednesday, 05/31/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This year's NH 4-H Teen Conference is on June 25-28, 2017.

4-H Members going to Teen Conference will need to attend a Mandatory Orientation on May 31, 2017 at the Merrimack County 4H Office. If you are unable to attend please call the 4H Office at 796-2151.

More information will be available once you Register for Teen Conference

Thursday, 06/01/2017

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

POTLUCK - END OF SEASON MEETING AT 6 pm - Location at the home of Lorrie Carey, Boscawen.

 

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Merrimack County Equine Qualifying Quiz - (Optional)
Thursday, 06/01/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

All participants wishing to be considered for the County Team must take the quiz. Participants have the option of taking the quiz on Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Merrimack County Nursing Home Theater Room, Boscawen, NH or on the day of the show. All questions will be derived from the NH 4-H Horse Project Book. Please bring your own pencil.

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Location

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

Friday, 06/02/2017

Forest Health Woods Walk
Friday, 06/02/2017 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

   
    Clark Pond Trail - Photo by Peter Brodeur  

Join us for an afternoon walk along the loop trail at Clark Pond Natural Area on Bog Road. We’ll encounter a variety of forest habitats where we’ll likely see a number of insect and disease pests of trees. The discussion will focus on diagnosing tree pest problems and assessing which ones are potentially serious. Tour leaders will include Dode Gladders and Tim Fleury, County Foresters with UNH Co-operative Extension, and Andy Deegan from Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. Come prepared for an easy 1.8-mile hike. (Rain or Shine)    

 

Directions: We will meet at the gate on the east side of Bog Road, just south of Forest Acres Road (GPS coordinates: N 43.398, W 71.999). To prevent traffic issues we ask that everyone park on the east (northbound) side of Bog Road.
 

This is a free event but please register by calling Kristy Heath at 526-6555 or by e-mail at kheath@ausbonsargent.org.                 

 


                                             

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Location

  • Clark Pond Natural Area, Bog Road, New London, NH, 03257

White Pine Management
Friday, 06/02/2017 (04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

2017 NH Tree Farm Workshop Series Caring for Your Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Join us as we look at a variety of white pine stands, some recently harvested and others ready for harvest, to evaluate the expectations and outcomes of different harvesting systems including shelterwood, strip cutting, and overstory removal. We’ll also discuss forest health concerns including needle cast, caliciopsis, and the red pine scale.

 

Attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop series.

 

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Location

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, NH, 03886

Saturday, 06/03/2017

Merrimack County Equine Qualifying Show
Saturday, 06/03/2017 (08:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

The Merrimack County Equine Qualifying Show is on June 3, 2017 beginning at 8:00 AM sharp. 

ENTRIES MUST BE RETURNED BY MAY 19th TO THE MERRIMACK COUNTY 4-H OFFICE

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Sunday, 06/04/2017

NH Mushroom Company Field Trip with Victory Workers 4-H Club - Merrimack County
Sunday, 06/04/2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

The Pittsfield Victory Workers invite you to attend their field trip to the NH Mushroom Company in Tamworth, NH on June 4th. Learn what mushrooms are grown by the company and how they are grown. Mushrooms will be available for purchase. The group will get to tour the facilities. The tour begins at noon! For more information about the NH Mushroom Company: http://www.nhmushrooms.com/ 

 

Please sign-up with Pam Clattenburg from the Pittsfield Victory Workers 4-H Club by emailing her at victoryworkers@aol.com by MAY 20th!

Thursday, 06/08/2017

Bunnies & Birds Shrubland Ecology Tour
Thursday, 06/08/2017 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

Join us for a tour of the shrubland and grassland habitat at the Strafford County Farm.

  • Learn how to identify common shrubs that provide critical habitat for New England cottontails, birds, and insects.

  • Learn the sights and sounds of shrubland and grassland birds.

  • We'll share information about how you can manage for shrubland, young forest and grassland species on your property.

  • Dress for walking outside and bring binoculars for birdwatching if you would like.

 

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Location

  • Strafford County Farm, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Merrimack County Junior Leaders Meeting
Thursday, 06/08/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Merrimack County 4-H Junior Leaders consists of youth who take on responsibility and leadership roles, guided by adult volunteers. The Junior Leaders are instrumental in planning and organizing the annual Honor's Evening. This event is a gathering of all members and volunteers in recognition for years in the 4-H Youth Development Program, and awarding winners of the years other 4-H events.

 

Youth who are 13 and older are welcomed to be part of this club, which meets on a regular monthly basis. For their efforts during the 4-H year, they are given the opportunity to take a year-end trip, whether it be to Boston to take part in the "Duck Tour", seeing the "Blue Man Group", or other special trips.

 

These youth work on other projects during the year, community projects, such as letter writing to the troops, visiting nursing home residents and providing items for young underprivileged children during the holidays. Their commitment is ongoing and strong throughout the 4-H year.

Friday, 06/09/2017

Effective Meeting Management
Friday, 06/09/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Meetings are necessary for much of our collaborative work, but we have all experienced the impact of poorly planned or managed meetings, where participants leave frustrated or feeling like their time was wasted. This training will focus on practical tools and strategies to effectively design and manage meetings including:

  • Designing a meeting based upon the groups goals and priorities
  • Crafting an agenda
  • Managing time to stay on track
  • Managing conflict and challenging behaviors

To register, please click on the link: Effective Meeting Management

Location

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

Food Safety for Poultry and Rabbit Producers
Friday, 06/09/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

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Location

  • , Moultonborough, NH,

Speaking for Wildlife Volunteer Training
Friday, 06/09/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)


What is Speaking for Wildlife?


Speaking for Wildlife trains volunteers to deliver public presentations and nature walks on a variety of wildlife and natural resources topics.


Speaking for Wildlife volunteers have access to presentations, equipment (laptops, projectors, etc.), handouts, books and other materials to support your talk. You’ll get support from County Extension staff, tips on public speaking, training on how to use presentation equipment and other practical advice. No public speaking experience necessary!


Participants in this free training should be willing to commit to giving at least one presentation in the next year. It’s fun, and we promise you’ll feel prepared after
this workshop!

 

 

Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up soon.


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Location

  • Hillsborough County UNHCE Office, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Saturday, 06/10/2017

4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree
Saturday, 06/10/2017 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

The 2017 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree will be held Saturday June 10th at Pointer Fish & Game in Bedford. This event is open to all 4-H youth ages 8 to 18 and adults. Advance registration and request for special accommodations due by June 5th. $5 per youth, $10 per adults to cover cost of ammunition. Lunch is provided by Pointer Fish & Game. 

 

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Wednesday, 06/14/2017

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting - Kimball Fruit Farm
Wednesday, 06/14/2017 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

PAT Credits are pending. Individuals requiring special accommodations to attend should contact George Hamilton at least one week prior to the meeting. Details forthcoming.

Location

  • Kimball Fruit Farm, 184 Hollis Street, Pepperell, MA, 01463

Speaking for Wildlife Volunteer Training
Wednesday, 06/14/2017 (05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)


What is Speaking for Wildlife?


Speaking for Wildlife trains volunteers to deliver public presentations and nature walks on a variety of wildlife and natural resources topics.


Speaking for Wildlife volunteers have access to presentations, equipment (laptops, projectors, etc.), handouts, books and other materials to support your talk. You’ll get support from County Extension staff, tips on public speaking, training on how to use presentation equipment and other practical advice. No public speaking experience necessary!


Participants in this free training should be willing to commit to giving at least one presentation in the next year. It’s fun, and we promise you’ll feel prepared after this workshop!

 

 

 

Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up soon.


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Location

  • Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Road, Epsom, NH, 03234

Friday, 06/16/2017

Creating habitat for wildlife species in need - shrublands and young forests
Friday, 06/16/2017 (09:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

2017 NH Tree Farm Workshop Series Caring for Your Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Recent timber harvesting and habitat improvement projects on the Hemenway State Forest in Tamworth created several large shrub and young forest openings beneficial to many wildlife species. As our forests have grown and matured, these young, ephemeral habitats have declined and so has much of the wildlife that depend upon them. Learn about how forest openings can improve the diversity of our forests and create high quality habitats. Join us as we use mist nets to capture birds to learn about their habitat needs. Participants should bring binoculars for bird viewing.

 

Attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop series.

 

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Location

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, NH, 03886

Friday, 06/23/2017

County Records & Medals Due to MC 4-H Office
Friday, 06/23/2017 (All day)

County Records & Medals Due to 4-H Office

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

Saturday, 06/24/2017

2017 NH 4-H Working Steer Mini Fair
Saturday, 06/24/2017 (All day)

The 4-H Working Steer Mini Fair is one of the three qualifying shows that 4-H youth can exhibit their working steer projects at in order to qualify for Eastern States Exposition. It will be held on June 24th at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds in Contoocook, NH. For more information about this event please see that attached document below. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, 06/24/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Ever wonder which pollinators visit your garden? 

Find out at the Pollinator Workshop on Saturday, June 24th (10:00-12:00).

Master Gardner Meg Miller will help us learn how to identify and support bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators in a New England garden.  Discover the many common plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs that attract pollinators throughout the growing season.

Meg Miller has been a gardener for over 30 years and recently earned her Master Gardener Volunteer Certificate through the UNH Cooperative Extension Service.  She grows perennials, apples, peaches, blueberries and vegetables on her farm in Canterbury, NH.

 

 

 

 

Location

  • Audubon Society McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Sunday, 06/25/2017

NH Teen Conference 2017
Sunday, 06/25/2017 (All day)

 

 

Join us and your soon-to-be closest friends, for the experience of a lifetime at the 39th Annual NH 4-H Teen Conference, June 25 – 28.

If you’re not already a 4-H’er, come and check us out!

You’ll spend four days on the beautiful University of New Hampshire campus in Durham:

  • Making new friends, and re-connecting with some you haven’t seen for a while
  • Developing leadership skills that will last a lifetime
  • Get a taste of college life when you stay in a dorm and eat at our award-winning dining hall
  • Exploring the many resources available for you to realize your potential, as you attend the workshops of your choice

The Conference is open to all teens from across New Hampshire and neighboring states completing the 8th grade (or age 14 by 6/26/17) up through 12th grade. 

 

 

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Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Shooting Sports Camp Week
Sunday, 06/25/2017 (All day)

Camp opens for the season today, starting with

Shooting Sports Camp Week - June 25 - 30, 2017

Check out the Camp webpage for details

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Tuesday, 06/27/2017

Telling Your Story with Maps
Tuesday, 06/27/2017 (01:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Have an interesting historical downtown that you want people to visit? Looking to engage people of a community to explore their town and provide their thoughts? Hoping to have your audience prepare for meeting by looking at maps/pictures/videos? Driven by Esri's ArcGIS Online, Story Maps are a great way to share your information and tell your story to a wide variety of stakeholders (no coding experience necessary!)

Activities focus on getting up and running with Story Maps, including how to create and configure the map to best communicate with your audience. We will also use a mobile app, Snap2Map, to build Story Maps in the field with a mobile device. 

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Tuesday, 06/27/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Basic online mapping, adding new data to online maps, sharing online maps with others.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice using ArcGIS Online to create custom online maps.  For users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online provides a way to share maps previously only possible through advanced server software (Such as ArcGIS Server).

Learn to make basic maps with ArcGIS Online (AGO), add online date layers to an AGO map, create new layers in AGO,import .shp and .csv apps using AGO templates, differentiate between public and subscription accounts for AGO.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824


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