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Tuesday, 02/21/2017

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 02/21/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business meeting of the Strafford County Advisory Council members.

 

Agenda Items: Youth and Family program presentation

 

Program Presentations:

 

Administrative Staff Attending: Michael Young

Location

  • William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Wednesday, 02/22/2017

Forage Crop IPM Risk Management Workshop
Wednesday, 02/22/2017 (09:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

Please plan to join us for one of this year's Forage Crop meetings. 

 

2 locations -

Lancaster, Tuesday, February 21 and

Concord, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

Topics include: Managing Forage Crops for High Quality & Yield; Bugs, Weed & Pathogens; Benefits of Grass & Legumes for Livestock.

 

 

click here - Online registration accepted until Noon, Monday, February 20.

New updated registration information! …please see the brochure……. All pre-registrations are $15, at door $25.

 

Also NEW - 1.5 Pesticide Applicator Re-certification credits approved by NHDA

Location

  • Makris Lobster & Steak House, Sheep Davis Road, Concord, NH, 03301

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

Calling All Learners: Creating Inclusive and Respectful Classroom Culture
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Classroom with Children

“Helping young children understand differences: Getting to the roots of inclusion”

Young children are naturally curious and begin to understand the world by recognizing human differences from a young age. Early Childhood professionals have an important role in helping young children develop a foundation of respect and inclusion. This work shop will focus on practical strategies for helping young children understand and appreciated differences.

“Transitions, Traditions, Routines & Rituals: Learning where you would least expect it”

Putting coats away, transitioning from activity to activity, putting things away, washing hands, cleaning up, etc. etc. This things seem to happen day in day weather we think about them or not. By carefully attending to transitions, traditions, routines and rituals early childhood professionals have the opportunity to foster positive relationships, build social skills and create a positive classroom/program culture. This workshop will feature strategies and ideas you can use to build a positive classroom culture.

“Creating Meaningful Family Involvement Plans: Work Session”

Family engagement is a cornerstone of a thriving positive & respectful program culture. Family involvement in early childhood programs has been associated with positive child outcomes such as, social competence, communication skills, cognitive development and expressive language skills. This workshop will present a framework for creating comprehensive family involvement plans, which participants will create as part of the workshop.

Location

  • Somersworth ELC, 35 Bartlett Avenue, Somersworth, NH, 03878

Monday, 02/27/2017

DEADLINE: Strafford and Rockingham County 4-H Fashion and Textiles Judging
Monday, 02/27/2017 (All day)

Fashion/Textiles Judging is Saturday, March 11th at the Lee Congregational Church. 

 
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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.


 Register for this workshop

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Location

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

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

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

Wednesday, 03/08/2017

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

Saturday, 03/11/2017

Strafford and Rockingham County 4-H Fashion and Textiles Judging
Saturday, 03/11/2017 (All day)

Fashion/Textiles Judging is Saturday, March 11th at the Lee Congregational Church. 

Cloverbuds will come from 9-10am to practice their modeling skills and receive constructive feedback on their project.

Youth members aged 8+ can arrive between 9-11:30 to be judged on their garment/modeling. 

 

Youth aged 8 and older must bring completed Garment Description Form to judging day, as well as their fully completed Narrations and Skills and Abilities Gained Worksheet.  Cloverbuds are required to fill out their Garment Description Form (including Narration). 

To participate in Fashion Revue Exhibition youth members must have their textiles/garments judged previous to April 1st. If you cannot participate in garment judging because of a serious conflict, accommodations may be made for you.  Please contact the County Office as soon as possible to make special arrangements. 

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Location

  • Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Road, Lee, NH, 03861

Monday, 03/13/2017

DEADLINE: Strafford and Rockingham 4-H County Activities Day
Monday, 03/13/2017 (All day)

NEW THIS YEAR: COUNTY ACTIVITIES DAY AND TEXTILES/FASHION EXHIBITION ARE ON THE SAME DAY!

County Activities Day is an annual county event that provides youth the opportunity to build skills and confidence in the realm of public speaking. Youth participate in one or more of a variety of categories aimed at conveying emotion, information and skills through public speech, visual aid and even performance. The foundation of this event is based in the belief that all youth are passionate about something and have the ability to share it with others in a professional and engaging presentation. Each event is judged by a helpful and knowledgeable set of evaluators that provide both in-person and written feedback to participants.

 

New rubrics have been created so that youth members receive valuable, easy to process feedback about their presentation.  Also new this year: Youth and Families will be invited to stay for an Awards Ceremony after lunch and Fashion Exhibition that will allow youth aged 8+ the honor of being recognized in front of peers, and know when they leave if they are invited to move on to State Activities Day, held at Manchester Community College on May 20, 2017. 

 

Demonstrations, Action Exhibits, Cloverbud Show and Tell, and Public Speeches will all begin at 9am on 4/1/2017.  A schedule will be sent out before the event so youth and families know when they are presenting.

 

Posters, Photograhs and Flix entries are due to your County Office by March 20, 2017, as they are pre-judged.

 

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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

Raising Healthy Ruminants
Tuesday, 03/14/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist, will cover the basics of raising ruminants (Cows, sheep, goats) and their digestion/nutritional needs, to a metabolic level. Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising healthy ruminants.  Cost is $10.00 per person. 4-Hers are free if accompanied by a registered adult.

 

Register online.

 

 

Questions? Contact Dot Perkins at 603-796-2151 or dorothy.perkins@unh.edu .

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Location

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

Wednesday, 03/15/2017

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 03/15/2017 (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,


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