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Tuesday, 02/21/2017

Improving Wildlife Habitat on Your Land Workshop and Conservation Plant Sale
Tuesday, 02/21/2017 (01:00 PM - 03:30 PM)

The Improving Wildlife Habitat on Your Land workshop presenters Matt Tarr, Extension Associate Professor/Specialist, Wildlife; Jim Frohn, Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources; Kelly Boland, NRCS Biologist, and John Lanier, Wildlife Management Institute, will take a broad look at wildlife habitat management starting with assessing your existing habitat and determining your goals.  Participants will learn about components of wildlife habitat, and the importance of early successional habitat for many species.  We will also take a closer look at several types of wildlife habitats and associated species, and focus on enhancing habitat for a few desired species.  Finally, we’ll discuss several conservation practices and programs available to assist landowners with managing wildlife habitat.  GCCD is offering several shrubs and trees suitable for wildlife habitat in our spring Conservation Plant Sale.  Conservation Plant Sale information will be available at the workshop.

This indoor workshop is free and open to the public.

 

Please RSVP by calling Pam at (603) 353 4652 if you are planning to attend so that we will have handouts for everyone.  There is no snow date for this workshop.  Call Pam if the weather is uncertain.

 

2 CEUs for foresters have been approved!

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Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

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

Coös County 4-H Sharp Shooters Group
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the North Country Resource Center, Route 3, Lancaster (this is the office building of UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Fish & Game, NH Forest & Lands and Trails Bureau.

All youth are welcome ages 8-18, learn firearm safety, with hands-on learning. 

This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. 

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 02/27/2017

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

4-H Poultry Testing & Sheep/Goat Scrapies Tag Clinic in Coös County
Monday, 02/27/2017 (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Save the Date.

FREE 4-H Poultry Clinic: Salmonella Pullorum & Avian Influenza Blood Testing & Leg Banding (required for NH Fair exhibiting of poultry 5 months of age and older).

FREE 4-H Sheep & Goat Scrapies Tag Clinic (required for NH Fair exhibiting)

Register before Monday, February 20 with chritine.whiting@unh.edu  or call 788-4961

Date and time are set, location will be determined by need.  Please let us know soon.

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Coös County 4-H Archery Workshop
Monday, 02/27/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us Mondays beginning January 23 through March 13 at the Lancaster School. 

 

Location

  • Lancaster School, 35 Ice Pond Road, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Tuesday, 02/28/2017

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

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Location

  • Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Pearson Board Room, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH, 03576

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

NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl
Saturday, 03/04/2017 (All day)

New for 2017 - Divisions for: Novice age 8-10, Juniors age 11-13, Seniors age 14-18.

Please read carefully, there are changes for 2017

Entries DUE February 17.

NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl, Rules

 

 

Location

  • Walpole Elementary School, 8 Bemis Lane, Walpole, NH, 03608

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

Coös County 4-H Archery Workshop
Monday, 03/06/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us Mondays beginning January 23 through March 13 at the Lancaster School. 

 

Location

  • Lancaster School, 35 Ice Pond Road, Lancaster, NH, 03584

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

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  

 

This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm.

All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. 

 

Registration Required; Space is limited.

 

Register Here:  http://bit.ly/2fCLRqs

 

 

 

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Location

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

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

Cooking Matters for Adults
Thursday, 03/09/2017 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Get The Most Out Of Your Meals!

A FREE 6-week cooking and nutrition series for adults. Participants will learn cooking tips, techniques and healthy eating. This is a hands-on cooking class.

Thursdays - March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 & 13, 2017.

Location

  • Colebrook Academy, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Friday, 03/10/2017

4-H Hippology Practice in Coös County
Friday, 03/10/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

All Coös County 4-H Members and Leaders invited to join this 4-H Equine Hippology Practice event.

Please RSVP, christine.whiting@unh.edu or call 788-4961

 

Location

  • North Country Resource Center, 629 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 03/11/2017

Coös County 4-H Sharp Shooters Group
Saturday, 03/11/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the North Country Resource Center, Route 3, Lancaster (this is the office building of UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Fish & Game, NH Forest & Lands and Trails Bureau.

All youth are welcome ages 8-18, learn firearm safety, with hands-on learning. 

This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. 

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584


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