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Monday, 05/01/2017

Gardening 101: Getting Down and Getting Dirty
Monday, 05/01/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Master Gardener Ann Lacroix will cover the basics of gardening and so much more. Learn how to prepare the soil, what and when to plant, how to water, mulch and fertilize, as well as IPM (Integrated Pest Management). This talk is for new and returning gardeners.

 

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, 05/02/2017

Preventive Controls for Human Food
Tuesday, 05/02/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Tuesday - Thursday, May 2 - 4. 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.
In this class food facilities who manufacture/process, pack or hold food products for human consumption in the US will learn how to:


-Access resources to conduct the preliminary steps in developing a food safety plan.
-Conduct a hazard analysis.
-Implement preventive controls for identified hazards.
-Monitor preventive controls.
-Organize verification, validation and corrective actions/corrections.
-Setup record keeping procedures.
-Identify regulatory requirements.

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Location

  • New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 05/03/2017

Preventive Controls for Human Food
Wednesday, 05/03/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Tuesday - Thursday, May 2 - 4. 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.
In this class food facilities who manufacture/process, pack or hold food products for human consumption in the US will learn how to:


-Access resources to conduct the preliminary steps in developing a food safety plan.
-Conduct a hazard analysis.
-Implement preventive controls for identified hazards.
-Monitor preventive controls.
-Organize verification, validation and corrective actions/corrections.
-Setup record keeping procedures.
-Identify regulatory requirements.

Location

  • New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Scale Clinic - Inspections & Certification
Wednesday, 05/03/2017 (10:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

 The NH Division of Weights & Measures, NH Dept. of Agriculture Markets & Food, will once again be holding a Scale Clinic in Coos County.

 

The Clinic is open to anyone who grows and sells their own agricultural products and who uses a scale commercially at farmers markets or a farm stand. Inspection and certification is free to growers who have 3 or fewer scales under 100 lbs. capacity and no other commercial devices.

 

Attendees should bring: legal-for-trade scale(s) and any necessary accessories; current scale license (if you have one); and renewal forms and payments due (no credit cards accepted).

 

If you are unable to make it to the May 3 clinic or if you have questions, please call the NH Division of Weights & Measures at 603-271-3700 or go to: www.agriculture.nh.gov and click on Division of Weights and Measures.

 

NHDA - Clinics & Seminars

Location

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

Cover Crop Field Meeting
Wednesday, 05/03/2017 (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

  • Integrating Cover Crops with No-Till Planting

  • Demonstration of No-Till Planting Equipment

  • 2 Pesticide Applicator Credits

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Location

  • Highway View Farm, 100 River Road, Boscawen, NH,

Great Tasting Tomatoes
Wednesday, 05/03/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Great Tasting Tomatoes

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Ninth 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: April 30th 2017.

 

Description: My kingdom for a great tasting tomato! Whether you have one tomato plant or one hundred, this is the workshop for you. Learn how to grow nutritious, great tasting tomatoes.

 

This is the ninth workshop of the 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, 05/04/2017

Preventive Controls for Human Food
Thursday, 05/04/2017 (08:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Tuesday - Thursday, May 2 - 4. 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.
In this class food facilities who manufacture/process, pack or hold food products for human consumption in the US will learn how to:


-Access resources to conduct the preliminary steps in developing a food safety plan.
-Conduct a hazard analysis.
-Implement preventive controls for identified hazards.
-Monitor preventive controls.
-Organize verification, validation and corrective actions/corrections.
-Setup record keeping procedures.
-Identify regulatory requirements.

Location

  • New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 05/10/2017

Four Season Harvest
Wednesday, 05/10/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

A Four Season Harvest

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Tenth 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: May 7th 2017.

 

Description: Yes!  You can harvest fresh vegetables all year long, even in New Hampshire!  Learn the strategies & techniques for year-round vegetable production.  We will even show you how to build an inexpensive greenhouse.

 

This is the tenth workshop of the 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, 05/11/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for those who receive food & support through the NH Food Bank
Thursday, 05/11/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided to the NH Food Bank to document training.

This training fulfills the food safety training requirements for the NH Food Bank.

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

Register by calling the NH Food Bank at 669-9725, extension 240.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Saturday, 05/13/2017

Farm Visit
Saturday, 05/13/2017 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Farm Visit

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Last 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: May 7th 2017.

 

Description: Tour Living Earth Farm, a certified organic micro-farm, to see how we implemented the principles covered in this series.

 

This is the last workshop of the 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

Wednesday, 05/17/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Schools
Wednesday, 05/17/2017 (03:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

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

This is a private event. If you would like to schedule a SAFE workshop at your business for your employees, please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Location

  • Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive,, Exeter, NH, 03833

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting - Stone Mountain Farm
Wednesday, 05/17/2017 (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

  • Stone Mountain Farm, 522 Laconia Road, Belmont, NH, 03220

Saturday, 05/20/2017

Principles of Rotational Grazing
Saturday, 05/20/2017 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

If you’re just getting started with rotational grazing, or even just thinking about it, you probably have a lot of questions. Is this really worth the extra work? What tools and equipment do I need? How big should I make a paddock? What’s happening with the plants in my pasture?

 

Join Bill Fosher and Carl Majewski for a day-long workshop designed for graziers with less than five years of experience with rotational grazing covering these questions and many more. We’ll spend part of the day in a classroom setting, and part of it in the field, looking at pasture and working with different kinds of fencing.

 

http://grazenh.com/grazecamp

 

Location

  • Far Fetch Farm, Spofford, NH, 03462

Grafton County Master Gardeners 2017 Spring Work Day
Saturday, 05/20/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Grafton County Master Gardeners 2017 Spring Work Day

May 20, 2017 from 9am-12pm

Grafton County Complex Memorial Gardens

3855 Dartmouth College Highway

North Haverhill, NH

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You are invited to join in the work and the play as we wake up our gardens this spring!  Work alongside experienced Master Gardeners and learn what it takes to prepare your garden for the summer and spring.  For more information, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Grafton County at 603-787-6944.

 

Rain Date:  6/3/17 9am-12pm

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Location

  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Sunday, 05/21/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Sunday, 05/21/2017 (09:30 AM - 12:00 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.

This event is not open to the public. If you’d like to have a SAFE workshop for your employees please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or email her at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Location

  • StoryLand, Glen, NH, 03838

Friday, 05/26/2017

Early Season Blueberry Planning
Friday, 05/26/2017 (03:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

In light of snow load and signs we are in for a protracted mud season, we have changed the date for this event to Friday, May 26, 2017!

 

Topics include - pruning, soil fertility, vole management and witches broom.  

Pruning demonstrations are held outside. Please be prepared for weather!

 

See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.

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Location

  • Haynes Homestead, 172 Harvey Swell Road, Colebrook, NH, 03576

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.

 

Pesticide credits available, pening approval.

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Monday, 06/05/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Community Meals
Monday, 06/05/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided to the NH Food Bank to document training.

This training fulfills the food safety training requirements for the NH Food Bank.

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

To be held at the Food for the Hungry Pantry, 6 Pleasant Street, Salem, NH.

SPACE IS LIMITED. To register, email Phylis at the Food for the Hungry Food Pantry phylism603@yahoo.com.

Friday, 06/09/2017

Food Safety for Poultry and Rabbit Producers
Friday, 06/09/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:15 PM)

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Location

  • , Moultonborough, NH,

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

Thursday, 06/15/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment for those who receive food & support through the NH Food Bank
Thursday, 06/15/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations.  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. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided to the NH Food Bank to document training.

This training fulfills the food safety training requirements for the NH Food Bank.

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

Register by calling the NH Food Bank at 669-9725, extension 240.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Saturday, 06/24/2017

Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, 06/24/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Ever wonder which pollinators visit your garden? 

Find out at the Pollinator Workshop on Saturday, June 24th (10:00-12:00).

Master Gardner Meg Miller will help us learn how to identify and support bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators in a New England garden.  Discover the many common plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs that attract pollinators throughout the growing season.

Meg Miller has been a gardener for over 30 years and recently earned her Master Gardener Volunteer Certificate through the UNH Cooperative Extension Service.  She grows perennials, apples, peaches, blueberries and vegetables on her farm in Canterbury, NH.

 

 

 

 

Location

  • Audubon Society McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 07/12/2017

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting - Windy Ridge Orchard
Wednesday, 07/12/2017 (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

  • Windy Ridge Orchard, 1775 Benton Rd., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Thursday, 08/10/2017

Lancaster Fair, 4H Entries Due Today
Thursday, 08/10/2017 (All day)

All 4-H entries are due August 10. Lancaster Fair 2017 dates - August 31-September 4

More information on 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 2017 will be posted on our website when we get closer to the big event - 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

 

Lancaster Fair general information website -Lancaster Fair 2017

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 08/31/2017

Lancaster Fair
Thursday, 08/31/2017 (All day)

Save The Date !   August 31 - September 4, 2017.  

All entries will be due August 10.

More information on 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 2017 will be posted on our website when we get closer to the big event - 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

 

Lancaster Fair general information website -Lancaster Fair 2017

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

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