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Wednesday, 01/24/2018

Advanced Marketing Short Course
Wednesday, 01/24/2018 (All day)

A step-by-step approach to creating a Product Sales Forecast for your Agricultural Business.

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018

Register

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Location

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

Wednesday, 01/31/2018

Advanced Marketing Short Course
Wednesday, 01/31/2018 (All day)

A step-by-step approach to creating a Product Sales Forecast for your Agricultural Business.

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2018

Register

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Location

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

Friday, 02/02/2018

Exploring a Women’s Agriculture Network in New Hampshire - Input Session
Friday, 02/02/2018 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

To support women in agriculture in New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension is exploring the development of a women’s agriculture network. While other Northeast states have successfully implemented these programs, New Hampshire has increased education offerings for farm women in New Hampshire over the past several years. A network can be many things, with education as a centerpiece. Join in on the conversation to give your input on the need for a women’s agriculture network here in New Hampshire, and help shape what that could look like. This session will be a facilitated discussion to help frame the need for the network and potential next steps, as well as to illustrate the need to pursue funding for the network.

Location

  • NH Farm and Forest Expo, Center of NH - Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 02/03/2018

New Hampshire Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Meeting
Saturday, 02/03/2018 (All day)

The NH Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the NH Farm and Forest Expo in Manchester, NH. 

 

The agenda includes:

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update – Seth Wilner, UNH Extension

Biorational and reduced-risk fungicides: Which ones really work?  – Meg McGrath, Cornell University

Our experiences with biocontrols in greenhouses & tunnels – Brett and Jock McKenzie, McKenzie’s Farm, Milton NH

UNH vegetable and fruit research update – Becky Sideman, UNH Extension

What’s new with fungal diseases on vegetable crops – Meg McGrath

Meet the new Commissioner of Agriculture

Commercial member show & tell

Lunch (on your own; available at the Expo) and Visit Expo/Trade Show

NHVBGA Business Meeting

Featured Farm: Exploring organic strawberry production systems at Joe’s Brook Farm – Eric Skovsted, Joe’s Brook Farm, St. Johnsbury VT

Perspectives & Words of Wisdom from the bug guy - Alan Eaton, UNH Extension

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Location

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

Tuesday, 02/06/2018

Labor Management: Developing Leadership and Production Skills for New Hampshire Farmers
Tuesday, 02/06/2018 (All day)

Join us for this exciting three day Labor Management Series. We will be covering Production Methods such as Lean Farming, Leadership Skills such as Communication and On-Boarding.

When: Jan 30th, Feb 6th and 13th.

Where: TBD - Manchester Area

 

Location

  • Manchester - TBD, NH,

Tuesday, 02/13/2018

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use: Core Training
Tuesday, 02/13/2018 (08:15 AM - 05:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in February 2018 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

 

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core class. Trainings will be offered for the following categories: Turf (G2), Right Of Way (B), and Forest (C1).

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

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Location

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

Wednesday, 02/14/2018

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use: Right of Way Training
Wednesday, 02/14/2018 (08:15 AM - 05:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in February 2018 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

 

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core class.

 

According to the NH Code of Administrative Rules (Pesticide Division) to be eligible to apply for a Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use, a person is required to complete category specific training for each category in which they are interested. This Right of Way training class satisfies this requirement and offers 8 recertification credits to those individuals already certified. This training provides instruction by top notch instructors in a variety of topics: Pesticide Calculations and Sprayer Calibration; Application Equipment; Weed Control: Identification, life cycles, management; Tick Talk: Identification and Prevention; Invasive Upland Plant Species of New Hampshire; and specific NH Rules and Regulations pertaining to this category.

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

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Location

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

Thursday, 02/15/2018

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use: Turf Training
Thursday, 02/15/2018 (All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in February 2018 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

 

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core class.

 

According to the NH Code of Administrative Rules (Pesticide Division) to be eligible to apply for a Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use, a person is required to complete category specific training for each category in which they are interested. This Turf training class satisfies this requirement and offers 8 recertification credits to those individuals already certified. This training provides instruction by top notch instructors in a variety of topics: Insects Affecting Turf, Insecticides & Other Control Measures for Pest Insects; Diseases Affecting Turf, Fungicides & Other Control Measures for Diseases; Weeds & Weed Control in Turf;  Methods of Control, including Chemicals; Pesticide Labels for Turf / Lawn Applications; and specific NH Rules and Regulations pertaining to this category.

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Location

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

Friday, 02/16/2018

Farm Equipment for Beginners
Friday, 02/16/2018 (08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

8:30 am to 12 pm at Moulton Farm
Meredith, NH
 
12-3 pm at Meredith Community Center
One Circle Drive, Meredith, NH

 

Join us for an interactive demonstration on how to maintain your tractor, and basic safety precautions. The afternoon session will include presentations on assessing whether to buy new or used, financing vs. leasing, and types of insurance to help lower risk. Please dress appropriately for being outside during morning session.

 

To register:
http://bit.ly/FarmEquipment

Location

  • Moulton Farm, 18 Quarrey Road, Meredith, NH, 03253

Wednesday, 02/21/2018

Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use: Forest Training
Wednesday, 02/21/2018 (08:15 AM - 05:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops in February 2018 for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate - general use from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. Individuals wishing to obtain this certification need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written and oral exam, and show proof of insurance.

 

Training will prepare participants for the state certification exam. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and NH Code of Administrative Rules during the core class.

 

According to the NH Code of Administrative Rules (Pesticide Division) to be eligible to apply for a Supervisory Registration Certificate—General Use, a person is required to complete category specific training for each category in which they are interested. This Forest training class satisfies this requirement and offers 8 recertification credits to those individuals already certified. This training provides instruction by top notch instructors in a variety of topics: Weeds and Invasive Plant Control: Identification, Life Cycles, Management; Protecting Water from Contamination; Methods of Vegetative Control; Insect Pests of Forest Trees: Identification and Management; Forest Diseases: Identification and Management; and specific NH Rules and Regulations pertaining to the Forest Category.

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Location

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

Friday, 02/23/2018

Getting the Conversation Started: The Basics of Farm Succession Planning
Friday, 02/23/2018 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Join us for this one-day workshop to learn about basic considerations for transferring the farm to the next generation, or taking the farm over from a family or non-family member. Topics include elements of a succession plan, goal setting, financial considerations, legal aspects, conservation easement tools, and types of insurance to lower risk for all involved. Participation from both generations is highly encouraged, if applicable.

 

To register, please click: Getting the Conversation Started: The Basics of Farm Succession Planning

Location

  • Memorial Union Building - UNH, 83 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 02/28/2018

Technology and Record Keeping for New Hampshire Farmers
Wednesday, 02/28/2018 (All day)

Join us to explore Veggie Compass, a detailed spreadsheet to arrive at COST OF PRODUCTION for your farm! We will also introduce you to other proven methods of effective record keeping to help you ensure you have the right data for input in Veggie Compass.

Veggie Compass is a farm management tool for diversified fresh market vegetable growers. The system focuses upon a comprehensive spreadsheet designed to facilitate the analysis of farm records. Using cost, sales and labor data, the spreadsheet calculates the cost of production for each crop and the profitability of each market channel (e.g., CSA, farmers market, wholesale, retail). For example, a grower can learn if broccoli sales are more lucrative at farmers markets or through wholesale distributors. The Veggie Compass spreadsheet requires farmers to enter financial, labor and sales data, creating a holistic picture of their farm financials. The tool can also be used to predict the financial impact of different farm scenarios for the future and to assess the farm’s financial progress. Such information can help farmers locate their efficiencies, set prices based on actual costs of production, and increase farm profits.

Location

  • Manchester - TBD, NH,

Thursday, 03/01/2018

Technology and Record Keeping for New Hampshire Farmers
Thursday, 03/01/2018 (All day)

Join us to explore Veggie Compass, a detailed spreadsheet to arrive at COST OF PRODUCTION for your farm! We will also introduce you to other proven methods of effective record keeping to help you ensure you have the right data for input in Veggie Compass.

Veggie Compass is a farm management tool for diversified fresh market vegetable growers. The system focuses upon a comprehensive spreadsheet designed to facilitate the analysis of farm records. Using cost, sales and labor data, the spreadsheet calculates the cost of production for each crop and the profitability of each market channel (e.g., CSA, farmers market, wholesale, retail). For example, a grower can learn if broccoli sales are more lucrative at farmers markets or through wholesale distributors. The Veggie Compass spreadsheet requires farmers to enter financial, labor and sales data, creating a holistic picture of their farm financials. The tool can also be used to predict the financial impact of different farm scenarios for the future and to assess the farm’s financial progress. Such information can help farmers locate their efficiencies, set prices based on actual costs of production, and increase farm profits.

Location

  • Manchester - TBD, NH,

Monday, 03/05/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Cheshire Co.
Monday, 03/05/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the first of two classes in the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on March 5th and 12th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 19th.

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

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Location

  • Keene State College, Keene, NH, 03431

Friday, 03/09/2018

Annie's Project Retreat
Friday, 03/09/2018 (All day)

From Friday, March 9 @ 4 pm - Sunday, March 11 @ 11:30 am

 

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

Location

  • Steele Hill Resort, 516 Steele Hill Rd, Sanbornton, NH, 03269

Saturday, 03/10/2018

Annie's Project Retreat
Saturday, 03/10/2018 (All day)

From Friday, March 9 @ 4 pm - Sunday, March 11 @ 11:30 am

 

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

Location

  • Steele Hill Resort, 516 Steele Hill Rd, Sanbornton, NH, 03269

Sunday, 03/11/2018

Annie's Project Retreat
Sunday, 03/11/2018 (All day)

From Friday, March 9 @ 4 pm - Sunday, March 11 @ 11:30 am

 

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

Location

  • Steele Hill Resort, 516 Steele Hill Rd, Sanbornton, NH, 03269

Monday, 03/12/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Cheshire Co.
Monday, 03/12/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the second of two classes in the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on March 5th and 12th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 19th.

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

Linked file:

Location

  • Keene State College, Keene, NH, 03431

Wednesday, 03/14/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Merrimack Co.
Wednesday, 03/14/2018 (All day)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the first of two classes in the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on March 14th and 21th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 28th.

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

Linked file:

Location

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

Monday, 03/19/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Cheshire Co.
Monday, 03/19/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the test date for the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on March 5th and 12th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 19th.

 

 

Linked file:

Location

  • Keene State College, Keene, NH, 03431

Wednesday, 03/21/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Merrimack Co.
Wednesday, 03/21/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the second of two classes in the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on March 14th and 21th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 28th.

 

Recertification credits to be announced.

Linked file:

Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 03/22/2018

NH Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, 03/22/2018 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

We invite you to this year's NH Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting,
offering a full day of workshops, plus come and meet the new Agricultural Commissioner Jasper.

 

 

 

 - Full agenda forthcoming -

 

 

(pending PAT credits, to be announced)

 

Linked file:

Location

  • Audubon Center, Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH,

Wednesday, 03/28/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Merrimack Co.
Wednesday, 03/28/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the test for the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on March 14th and 21th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 28th.

 

 

Linked file:

Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 04/16/2018

Initial Training for Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators - Coos Co.
Monday, 04/16/2018 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer training workshops in March and April to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams at the operational level.

 

Attendance at an initial certification training class is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying.

 

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.

 

**This is the test for the Initial Certification training.**

 

Different sections of the training will be presented on April 16th and 23rd; testing for private applicators will be held on April 30th.

 

 

Linked file:

Location

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

Friday, 04/20/2018

Annie's Project Retreat
Friday, 04/20/2018 (All day)

From Friday, April 20 @ 4 pm - Sunday, April 22 @ 11:30 am

 

This three-day course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.

 

To register, please click on the link: Annie's Project Retreat

Location

  • Alnoba: Brandy Run Meeting House, 165 South Rd., Kensington, NH, 03833


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