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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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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

Strafford County 4-H 5K Trail Run Fundraiser
Saturday, 06/03/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who: All members of the community that are interested in running a 5K Trail Run at the Gonic Trails.  Walkers are welcomed to register.

What:  5K Trail Run

Where: Gonic Trails, 1/2 mile up Rochester Neck Road from NH Route 125

Why: This 5K trail run is Strafford County 4-H's primary fundraiser.  All funds go straight back to 4-H youth programming in a variety of ways such as the purchase of new curriculum for our community clubs and afterschool enrichments.  Funds will also enable us to focus more on youth leadership development and opportunities for our #trueleaders. 

How: Register Here!

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Location

  • Waste Management - Gonic Trails, 90 Rochester Neck Road, Rochester, NH, 03839

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

Friday, 06/09/2017

Project Management Conference
Friday, 06/09/2017 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

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Keeping up with the latest tools, trends and strategies is essential for project management professionals to lead projects efficiently and effectively. Continue to develop the critical technical skills you need to succeed in today’s workplace at the Project Management Conference.

 

Whether you are new to the field, or a veteran project leader, this conference will provide value to any manager, stakeholder, or team member, regardless of industry or area of expertise. Consisting of eight presentations from industry experts, this event will give you the confidence and energy to perform better in your role on the project team.

 

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Location

  • Holloway Commons - UNH, Durham, NH, 03824

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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  • , Moultonborough, NH,

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

Strafford County Teen Conference Mandatory Orientation
Wednesday, 06/14/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

All teens attending the 2017 Teen Conference are required to attend an Orientation before conference. Strafford County's Orientation will take place at the Strafford County Courthouse conference room, in the basement. Park in the front of the courthouse and go through the double doors on the left.   Orientation usually lasts about 1 hour and will give teens attending an idea of what conference is all about, as well as what the expectations are for behavior, dress code, etc.  Parents are welcome to attend as well.
 
If you are from Strafford County and are unable to make this orientation, it is your responsibility to travel to another county to attend theirs. 
 
Please RSVP to Lea Buttrick, Lea.Buttrick@unh.edu if you are attending this orientation by June 12, 2017.

Location

  • Strafford County Courthouse, Cafeteria Conference Room, 259 County Farm Rd, Dover, NH, 03820

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

Monday, 06/19/2017

Strafford County Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 06/19/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business meeting of the Strafford County Advisory Council members.

 

Agenda Items:  Forestry Field Trip

 

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Location

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

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

Wednesday, 06/28/2017

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Wednesday, 06/28/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

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

Mobile Mapping for GIS Data Collection
Wednesday, 06/28/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn how to get a group of people (or just yourself) using mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to collect GIS data in the field, complete the drop-down menus and online syncing!  This class will cover the use of two mobile data collection apps - Survey 123 and Collector - to plan and carry out field data collection projects using Esri's ArcGIS Online platform.  The workshop will begin by covering the basics of mobile data collection and will progress into the setup and hands-on use of both apps.  Each participant will learn how to configure each app for field data collection, and then use the apps to collect data in the field.

 

 

 

Location

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

Thursday, 06/29/2017

ArcGIS Drivers Permit
Thursday, 06/29/2017 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS users looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

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

Friday, 06/30/2017

Exploring some of NH's Unique Habitats
Friday, 06/30/2017 (04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

2017 NH Tree Farm Workshop Series Caring for Your Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





The statewide NH Wildlife Action Plan identifies 27 different habitats important to our state’s wildlife. Some of these are common, while others occur infrequently across the landscape. Join us as we visit a floodplain forest, pitch pine barrens, grasslands, and a spruce bog to learn about these special places and the wildlife that depends on them.

 

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

Wednesday, 07/05/2017

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Mini Camp
Wednesday, 07/05/2017 (All day)

Mini Camp - July 5-7, 2017

Check out the Camp webpage for details 

 

Location

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

Sunday, 07/09/2017

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Fish Camp
Sunday, 07/09/2017 (All day)

Location

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


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