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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

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

Tuesday, 09/26/2017

'Under the Vines' Kiwiberry Field Day
Tuesday, 09/26/2017 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

The annual Kiwiberry Field Day is an opportunity for current and future commercial producers, value-added processors, and nurseries to visit the vineyard, learn about the program's current research and breeding activities, and share their knowledge, questions, and perspectives. “It’s been a productive year, and we have a lot to share,” said plant breeder Iago Hale, assistant professor of specialty crop improvement and leader of the program.

 

This year's Field Day will feature various production-related demonstrations, including weed management with a tractor-mounted HYD-ROW-HOE, an improved approach to irrigation and frost protection, berry evaluation to determine harvest time, and pruning and vine management. Hale and graduate student Will Hastings also will share research reports on the effects of harvest time and storage on ripening and marketability, kiwiberry genetics and what producers need to know before buying vines, and relevant results from the IX International Kiwifruit Symposium.

 

For more information on this research, visit http://www.unh.edu/halelab/kiwiberry.  The field day is free and open to the public; however, the focus is on research for commercial production.

Location

  • Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 09/28/2017

Cultivate: An Educators Guide to Food Systems Educator Series
Thursday, 09/28/2017 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

The Food System program provides a rigorous and relevant look at how we relate to our food system through authentic science and reflective practice.  Educators will learn about topical teaching sequences, gearing lessons towards NGSS standards, planning deeper explorations into food systems with your class, and most importantly excite youth about the natural world!

Dates and Topics:

Food Systems:  September 28th

Soils and Compost:  October 11th

Plants and Hydroponics:  January 18th

 Sustainability:  March 14th

School Garden Asset Mapping and Planning:  April 5th

Insects and Pollination:  May 10th 

 

Registration:  http://bit.ly/2wLKD3b

Location

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

Friday, 09/29/2017

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

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

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.

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Wednesday, 10/04/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

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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.

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Thursday, 10/05/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

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Friday, 10/06/2017

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

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

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Friday, 10/06/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

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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.

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Saturday, 10/07/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

Website

Sunday, 10/08/2017

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Sunday, 10/08/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

Website

Monday, 10/09/2017

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Monday, 10/09/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

Website

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

Linked file:

Location

  • Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Rd., Laconia, NH, 03246

Tuesday, 10/10/2017

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Tuesday, 10/10/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

Website

Wednesday, 10/11/2017

Tractor Supply Co. 4-H Paper Clover Campaign
Wednesday, 10/11/2017 (All day)



Support your county 4-H program by purchasing a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply Company store from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15!

 

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