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Monday, 12/05/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 12/05/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

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

Tuesday, 12/06/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment - for Schools
Tuesday, 12/06/2016 (02:15 PM - 04:15 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2-hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at SAU 53 Building, Pembroke. Snow date: December 8.

This is a private event. If you'd like to hold a SAFE for Schools at your facility please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834, 1-800-322-4166 or email ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Saturday, 12/10/2016

Women's Farm Equipment and Maintenance Workshop
Saturday, 12/10/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

This hands-on workshop will focus on the educational needs of women when it comes to tractor maintenance and safety. Learn basic equipment maintenance, including how to change the oil, check fluid levels and preventative steps you should take to avoid breakdowns. Discussion on how to troubleshoot and where to look first when diagnosing problems will be addressed.  We will also compare the costs of buying new versus used and some basic considerations when deciding whether to purchase equipment or to hire out the work. This will be a great opportunity for review or to learn the basics from the very beginning. There will be ample opportunity for discussion, so come with any and all questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Registration and payment link:  Women's Farm Equipment Workshop Registration

This workshop has limited space so early registration is recommended.  The registration deadline will be December 5, 2016.

 

 

Location

  • UNH - Thompson School of Applied Science, 291 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 12/13/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 12/13/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2-hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at Hamel Recreation Center, Durham

This is a private event. If you would like to schedule a SAFE program at your place of business please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or email ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Wednesday, 12/14/2016

Expand Your Tunnel Vision: High Tunnel Production Conference
Wednesday, 12/14/2016 (09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Want to fine-tune your high tunnel crop production?

 

This conference is for high tunnel vegetable growers and agricultural service providers of all experience levels. There will be plenty of opportunities to share expertise and learn from one another.

 

Topics will include: advanced cultural practices for tunnel tomato and Insect & disease management in tunnels.

 

To register, click here.

Location

  • Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Wednesday, 12/14/2016 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2-hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at the Wakefield Resource Center, 254 Main Street, Union, NH.

Thursday, 12/15/2016

Food Safety for Poultry and Rabbit Producers
Thursday, 12/15/2016 (09:15 AM - 03:00 PM)

New Hampshire producers can sell poultry and rabbits (up to 20,000 poultry and 1,000 rabbits per calendar year) directly to NH restaurants without USDA inspection. this program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules and will help producers develop a working plan for providing safe meat products for this market.

The cost is $50 per person with up to 2 additional people from the same farm for $25 each person (includes lunch)

Registration on-line by December 8th at bit.ly/FoodSafetyDecPRP 

AGENDA

9:15 - 9:30       Registration

9:30 - 10:15     Introduction & Regulations

10:15 - 11:15   Healthy Animals

11:30 - 12:15   Facilities and Equipment

12:15              Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 1:50      Hygiene and Sanitation

1:50 - 2:40      Cold Chain & Record Keeping

2:40 - 3:00      Conclusion, Questions, Evaluation

3:00                Adjourn

 

Directions to the Boscawen location given at the time of registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

  • Boscawen Location, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 01/04/2017

Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Workshop
Wednesday, 01/04/2017 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

Water Worries: Woes & Foes

 

The Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Program is a collaboration among growers and specialists from ME, NH and VT. This year's workshops offer sessions on moisture management (too little, too much), tis consequences and practical solutions. Topics to include irrigation management, common moisture related diseases, managing fungus gnat & shore flies using biological controls and updates on current IPM issues and regional research activities.

 

These workshops are for growers with greenhouses or high tunnels, extension specialists and professional pest managers. Growers of all experience levels and from any state are welcome and will learn something new.

 

View the flyer!

 

The pre-registration deadline is December 21, 2016.

Visit the registration page.

 

 

 

Location

  • Longfellow's Greenhouse, 81 Puddledock Road, Manchester, ME, 04351

Thursday, 01/05/2017

Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Workshop
Thursday, 01/05/2017 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

Water Worries: Woes & Foes

 

The Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Program is a collaboration among growers and specialists from ME, NH and VT. This year's workshops offer sessions on moisture management (too little, too much), tis consequences and practical solutions. Topics to include irrigation management, common moisture related diseases, managing fungus gnat & shore flies using biological controls and updates on current IPM issues and regional research activities.

 

These workshops are for growers with greenhouses or high tunnels, extension specialists and professional pest managers. Growers of all experience levels and from any state are welcome and will learn something new.

 

View the flyer!

 

The pre-registration deadline is December 21, 2016.

Visit the registration page.

 

 

 

Location

  • MacFarlane Greenhouses, 296 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Friday, 01/06/2017

Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Workshop
Friday, 01/06/2017 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

Water Worries: Woes & Foes

 

The Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Program is a collaboration among growers and specialists from ME, NH and VT. This year's workshops offer sessions on moisture management (too little, too much), tis consequences and practical solutions. Topics to include irrigation management, common moisture related diseases, managing fungus gnat & shore flies using biological controls and updates on current IPM issues and regional research activities.

 

These workshops are for growers with greenhouses or high tunnels, extension specialists and professional pest managers. Growers of all experience levels and from any state are welcome and will learn something new.

 

View the flyer! 

 

The pre-registration deadline is December 21, 2016.

Visit the registration page.

 

 

 

Location

  • Gardener's Supply, Intervale, 128 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT, 05401

Tuesday, 01/17/2017

Initial Pesticide Certification Training - Belknap Co., January 17, 24, and 31, 2017
Tuesday, 01/17/2017 (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. The training will be held on January 17th, 24th, and 31st, 2017, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Different sections of the training will be presented on January 17th and 24th; testing for private applicators will be held on January 31st.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Initial-Certification).

 

Registration will be opened until 01/08/2017.

Location

  • Gilford Town Hall, 47 Cherry Valley Rd, Gilford, NH, 03249

Wednesday, 01/18/2017

Joint Winter Meeting
Wednesday, 01/18/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

The keynote speaker this year will be Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwinds Perennial Farm in Burlington, WI.

 

Additional topics include:

  • Water Quality
  • Hometown Habitat
  • OSHA Updates
  • NH Agricultural Mediation Program
  • Biocontrol in Greenhouses
  • Insects of Trees & Shrubs
  • Growing Vegetables & Berries

 

Click here to register.

Location

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

Tuesday, 01/31/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment - for Schools
Tuesday, 01/31/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2-hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at the Derry Municipal Center, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 14 Manning Street, Derry.

Register: Please call Alice Cordella, Derry Department of Public Health at 603-845-5519 or email your name and daytime telephone number to alicecordella@derrynh.org.

Snow date: February 7.

Location

  • Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning Street, Derry, NH, 03038

Monday, 02/13/2017

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Core
Monday, 02/13/2017 (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 02/05/2017.

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 02/14/2017

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Forest (C1)
Tuesday, 02/14/2017 (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 02/05/2016.

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 02/15/2017

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Turf (G2)
Wednesday, 02/15/2017 (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 02/05/2017.

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 02/16/2017

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Right of Way (B)
Thursday, 02/16/2017 (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 02/05/2017.

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Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Friday, 02/17/2017

NH Farm and Forest Expo
Friday, 02/17/2017 (09:00 AM - 08:00 PM)

Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18.

Saturday, 02/18/2017

NH Farm and Forest Expo
Saturday, 02/18/2017 (09:00 AM - 08:00 PM)

Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18.

NH Dairy Goat Seminar
Saturday, 02/18/2017 (09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pros and Cons of A.I. and Natural Service in Goats

 

Producers desire to improve the genetic base of their herds. This can be done through the use of artificial insemination (A.I.); however, this is a specialized technique and the equipment for breeding and storing semen can be expensive. People often have to resort to using a natural service buck. Dr. Taryn Pearson is a respected Veterinarian in the goat circles, and she will give an overview of A.I. techniques; as well as working with Dot Perkins, UNH Extension Livestock Field Specialist, to cover the management and selection of herd sires for improving your herd.

 

See attached flyer for schedule details.

 

Registration, at the door, is $5.00 per family and anyone 4-H age (5-19) is free.  The proceeds go toward the conference and 4-H dairy goat activities. Dairy Goat publications will also be for sale.

 

This meeting is one of many talks at the 34th Annual NH Farm and Forest Expo. For expo details go to www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org

 

 

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Location

  • Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH, 03101

Thursday, 03/02/2017

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

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