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Wednesday, 01/24/2018

Advanced Marketing Short Course
Wednesday, 01/24/2018 (All day)

A step-by-step approach to creating a Product Sales Forecast for your Agricultural Business.

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018

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Location

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

Rockingham County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Practice
Wednesday, 01/24/2018 (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!

 

Website

Location

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

Friday, 01/26/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Friday, 01/26/2018 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or cirsis. YOU can help them. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community. Participants will receive 8 hours of professional development time with certificates available.

 

Register here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=26291 

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Location

  • North Country Education Services, 300 Gorham Hill Rd, Gorham, NH, 03581

Saturday, 01/27/2018

4-H Mousetrap Car Volunteer Training
Saturday, 01/27/2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This workshop is for 4-H Volunteers and educators interested in a fun, hands-on project for youth to design and build a small car powered by a mousetrap.  Mousetrap Cars are a great project to learn about engineering design and tinkering.  They are easily modified and adapted to make them go farther or faster.  Youth can modify their cars to go as far as possible and compete in the 4-H Maker Challenge at Activities Day.

The 4-H Maker Challenge is a fun event to encourage youth to build a race a mousetrap powered car where youth are challenged to build a car that can travel as far as possible.  Anyone can build a mousetrap car.  Materials are inexpensive and relative easy to find and once youth understand how to build a basic car there are an infinite amount of variations.  they make a GREAT 4-H project.  Clubs interested in starting this project should consider building them this winter so they will be ready to race at their County Activities Day.


 

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Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

Wednesday, 01/31/2018

Advanced Marketing Short Course
Wednesday, 01/31/2018 (All day)

A step-by-step approach to creating a Product Sales Forecast for your Agricultural Business.

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018

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Location

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

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!

 

Website

Location

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 02/06/2018

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

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

Rockingham County 4-H Hippology & Judging Practice
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Hippology is a four-phase contest: a judging phase, an examination phase, a stations phase, and a problem solving phase. Seniors contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes. Juniors and Intermediates judge a class based on photos/slides. You do not need to have a horse to get involved in hippology!


Horse judging is a two-part contest: the first part is when contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes. The second part of the contest is either a knowledge based contest, when you take a 10 question quiz based on the classes you judged in the first part, or a communications based contest, when you present oral reasons on why you placed the horses you placed in the first part of the contest. You do not need to have a horse to get involved in horse judging!

 

Website

Location

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

Maple Sugaring with 3/16" Tubing
Wednesday, 02/07/2018 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Learn how to set up your own taps and use 3/16" tubing for NATURAL VACUUM (without pump). Learn from UNH Cooperative Extension Maple Specialist Steve Roberge 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.

 

Location:  West Lebanon Feed & Supply, 12 Railroad Ave., West Lebanon NH

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Friday, 02/09/2018

Granite State Division Society of American Foresters Annual Winter Meeting
Friday, 02/09/2018 (08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)


8:00 am Registration & Coffee/Continental Breakfast


9:00 am NH Forestry Update

State Forester-Brad Simpkins, Society for the Protection of NH Forests-Jane Difley, Legislative/NHTOA Update-Jasen Stock, NH Forester Licensing Board-Don Winsor, Project Learning Tree, WMNF and others.


10:45 am Break


11:00 am Business Meeting

Presentation of Officers, Memorials, Review of 2017 Minutes, 2017 Annual Report, Treasurer's Report & Budget, NESAF Report, SAF Council Report, Resolutions


12:00 pm Lunch & Awards

Tree Farm Awards/Update, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Forester of the Year.


1:30 pm Shining the Light on LiDAR

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a relatively new remote sensing technology that can capture precise (~1 meter) three dimensional measurements of the earth surface, including stonewalls and cellar holes. It has shown promise for a number of forestry applications including inventory and management. Most of New Hampshire (84%) has been mapped with LiDAR and the data is now publicly accessible. The presenters will discuss how to access and potentially use this data. 

  • Rick Chormann, NH State Geologist and Director, NH Geological Survey
  • Shane Bradt, UNH Extension Associate Professor/Specialist, Geospatial Technologies
  • Mark Ducey, Professor, UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

3:30 pm Certificates and Adjourn and Safe Travels

 

SAF Category 1         3.5 CFEs

NHPLP Certification  8.0 credits 

Online registration and payment is encouraged. 

Registration deadline is Feb 2nd, 2018
A soup, salad and sandwich buffet lunch is included for each registered person.

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Location

  • Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH, 03301

Rockingham County 4-H Favorite Foods
Friday, 02/09/2018 (05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This event is a kick off to our 4-H Healthy Living and cooking events for 2017.  All levels of cooking, baking, and creating are encouraged to participate in this annual kick-off event.

Register with your 4honline portal  (Entry deadline February 4, 2018

Favorite Foods Information


What can you enter this year.......

 

New! 
Grilled Cheese Challenge  
Ages 12-18
Teams will square off in this cheesy battle of goodness!  This event is new and a qualifying event to State Activities Day.

 

Favorite Food Challenge
Ages 8-18
Create your favorite food and then those attending the event will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite food in each category.  

 

Cloverbud Creations 
Ages 5-7 
Cloverbud members create their favorite food, then share with us how you created your delicious dish. 

 

Golden Plate Award 
Ages 8-18
Create an outstanding place setting with or without your favorite food entry and you could win the Golden Plate Award!

 

 

More Information

 

Questions? Contact Anne Atwater at anne.atwater@unh.edu or 603-679-5616.

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Location

  • Ellis Elementary School, 432 Main Street, Fremont, NH, 03044

Saturday, 02/10/2018

Land Owner Classes: Hemlock Workshop
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Discussions will emphasize the valuable niche that Eastern Hemlock represents in New England forests.  Lectures will focus on the wide variety of wildlife benefits provided by Eastern Hemlock (food sources and thermal cover/nesting), followed by an indoor milling demonstration and forest products discussion about Hemlock timber products. Additional topics will include the biology and history of the species, as well as potential impacts on Hemlock of the Woolly Adelgid.

 

N.H. Instructors: Robert Cooke, Forest Health Protection, U.S. Forest Service; Steve Eisenhaure, UNH Woodlands Manager; Don Quigley, UNH Thompson School; and Matt Tarr, UNH Extension. 

 
PLP Credits - 4

 

Location

  • UNH Sawmill, 248 Mast Rd., Durham, NH, 03824

Gap Mountain Timber Harvest Tour
Saturday, 02/10/2018 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

 

Join forestry professionals at Gap Mountain for a public tour of a working timber harvest and introduction the basics of conducting a well-planned, careful timber harvest operation.

 

The Forest Society will be conducting a timber harvest on a 50 acres portion of the 1,120 acre Gap Mountain Forest Reservation in Troy and Jaffrey. The harvest is located on the south side of Gap Mountain off Fern Hill Road. The area includes a portion of the Metacomet to Monadnock Trail. This harvest includes prescribed thinning, patch cuts and group selection to favor growth of oak, pine and mixed hardwoods along a network of skid trails radiating from a central landing. We will tour compartments within the harvest area, discuss goals and operating considerations. Learn which trees are marked to be cut and why. Learn from foresters. Meet the logger.  On the landing we’ll discuss regional wood markets, log pricing by tree species, grade and the wood products produced.

 

Directions and field trip-specific information will be provided to all registrants.

 

snow date: Saturday February 17th

Location

  • Gap Mountain Forest Reservation, off Fern Hill Road, Jaffrey, NH,

Monday, 02/12/2018

Rockingham County Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 02/12/2018 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Program Presentation: Youth & Family

 

Administrative Staff attending: 

Location

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

Tuesday, 02/13/2018

Selling Timber? Do It Right!
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (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.


Selling timber is a once-in-a-lifetime activity for most landowners. No single activity has such power to significantly improve or degrade your forest. Proper harvesting can provide income, improve wildlife habitat, and can result in new trails, better access, views, and healthy and vigorous forests. Learn the steps to ensure a successful timber sale. Topics include: goals and objectives, role of foresters and loggers, timber sale contracts, laws, and taxes.

 

Instructors: Jim Frohn, Grafton County Extension Forester.

 

Preregistration is required to plan for food and handouts.

 

Location

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

Wednesday, 02/14/2018

Rockingham County 4-H Hippology & Judging Practice
Wednesday, 02/14/2018 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

Hippology is a four-phase contest: a judging phase, an examination phase, a stations phase, and a problem solving phase. Seniors contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes. Juniors and Intermediates judge a class based on photos/slides. You do not need to have a horse to get involved in hippology!


Horse judging is a two-part contest: the first part is when contestants judge in hand or halter classes and performance (riding/driving) classes. The second part of the contest is either a knowledge based contest, when you take a 10 question quiz based on the classes you judged in the first part, or a communications based contest, when you present oral reasons on why you placed the horses you placed in the first part of the contest. You do not need to have a horse to get involved in horse judging!

 

Website

Location

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

Friday, 02/16/2018

Farm Equipment for Beginners
Friday, 02/16/2018 (08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

8:30 am to 12 pm at Moulton Farm
Meredith, NH
 
12-3 pm at Meredith Community Center
One Circle Drive, Meredith, NH

 

Join us for an interactive demonstration on how to maintain your tractor, and basic safety precautions. The afternoon session will include presentations on assessing whether to buy new or used, financing vs. leasing, and types of insurance to help lower risk. Please dress appropriately for being outside during morning session.

 

To register:
http://bit.ly/FarmEquipment

Location

  • Moulton Farm, 18 Quarrey Road, Meredith, NH, 03253

Tuesday, 02/20/2018

Harvesting Timber? Think Taxes
Tuesday, 02/20/2018 (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.

 

Landowners who generate income from timber sales are subject to federal income tax. This session will provide a brief overview of timber taxes, then focus on one of the most common federal income tax deductions related to timber income: depletion. Other topics include calculating taxable gain, ownership structure and taxes, classifying income, and using IRS forms. This class will be of interest to landowners harvesting for the first time as well as to those with many timber harvests under their belt.

 

Instructors: Andy Fast, Belknap and Strafford County Extension Forester

Preregistration is required to plan for food and handouts.

 

Location

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


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