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Monday, 10/03/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/03/2016 (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

Learn to Grow Garlic
Monday, 10/03/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

Come and listen to Naomi Scanlon of Two Sisters' Garlic at Clough Tavern Farm in Canterbury discuss how to plant and grow garlic.

 

October is the time to plant hard-neck garlic, which is usually harvested in the month of July. However, hard-neck garlic produces garlic scapes in June, which can be turned into a wonderful pesto or chopped up and used in your soups, marinades, roasts, and everyday recipes. Once the scapes are cut, all of the plant energy goes into growing the bulbs underground.

 

Come learn how easy it is to grow garlic and get your questions answered by Naomi at the Boscawen Municipal Complex (4th floor).

 

 

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Thursday, 10/06/2016

Time to Put the Garden to Bed Workshop
Thursday, 10/06/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Having harvested the last of your vegetables and flowers, it is time to think about preparing your gardens for winter and next year's bounty.  In this workshop you will learn what to do now to save you time next spring and enrich your soil in the process. Join Strafford County Master Gardener, Vin Dell'Ova, and the Durham Agriculture Commission to learn these simple steps will be and have your questions answered.

Location

  • Durham Public Library, 7 Mill Rd Unit H, Durham, NH, 03824

Monday, 10/10/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/10/2016 (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, 10/11/2016

Writing a successful SARE Farmer/Partnership Grant
Tuesday, 10/11/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Writing an on-farm or agricultural research grant

Interactive tutorial for the Northeast SARE Grant

 

 For anyone wanting to do on-farm research, singly or as a group, to learn how to get money to fund your innovative idea or project

 

WHEN: Tuesday October 11, 6-8:00pm

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: Carroll, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan County Extension Offices

 OR: For those who cannot join in person, we can accommodate 10 people to join remotely from their home.

For this option you will need strong internet service.

 

WHAT:SARE Farmer & Partnership grants. Money to research on farm questions or explore solutions to challenges of NH Agriculture. We will review the different grant programs, discuss your ideas and help you refine these! We’ll share tips on writing a compelling application. Bring your ideas!

WHY: SARE grants are fun to do, easy to administer, and bring knowledge and research to our great state of New Hampshire!

Register online here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=22236

PRESENTERS: NH-SARE Coordinators Seth Wilner & Olivia Saunders and Carol Delaney, Northeast SARE Coordinator, Farmer and Partnership grant programs

This session is open to the public, farmers, ag-service providers, non-profits and others interested in applying.

 

With questions contact: Olivia.saunders@unh.edu Or (603) 447-3834

 

 

Location

  • Carroll County UNHCE Office, 73 Main Street, Conway, NH, 03818

Monday, 10/17/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/17/2016 (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

Thursday, 10/20/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment - for Schools
Thursday, 10/20/2016 (02:00 PM - 04:00 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 SAU 25 office, 103 County Road, Bedford, NH.

This is a private event not open to the public. If you would like to schedule a SAFE workshop please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or email ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Saturday, 10/22/2016

Fall Conference Master Gardeners and Natural Resources Stewards
Saturday, 10/22/2016 (All day)

Join us as we recognize our Master Gardener and Natural Resources Stewards volunteers with a day of talks.

  • Rick Darke LLC, Landscape Ethics - Contextual Design – Photography coauthor The Living Landscape                                                Looking at the Layers of Living Landscapes and Designing and Maintaining the Living Landscape
  • Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist for New England Wildflower Society, Climate Change, the Future of Plant Life in New England and What you can do
  • Chris Schadler, MS, MA, New Hampshire & Vermont representative & wild canid ecologist, Coyotes in the Northeast

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Location

  • Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, NH, 03106

Monday, 10/24/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/24/2016 (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

Wednesday, 10/26/2016

North Country Fruit & Vegetable Seminar & Tradeshow
Wednesday, 10/26/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Key topics this year include:

  • Maximizing Long Term Crop Storage through Innovations in Technology & Some Good Old-Fashioned Know-How
  • Update on FSA's Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
  • Mechanical Weed Control for Small Scale Operations
  • Swede Midge: Small Fly, Big Threat for NH Growers
  • Panel Discussion on Cover Crops

 

Location

  • Mountain View Grand Resort, Mountain View Rd., Whitefield, NH, 03598

Monday, 10/31/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 10/31/2016 (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

Wednesday, 11/02/2016

New Hampshire Direct Marketing Conference: How to Successfully Sell New Products and Expand Your Business
Wednesday, 11/02/2016 (12:30 PM - 06:00 PM)

Do you have a great idea to bring a new product to market to grow or expand your agriculture business? Before investing money, good planning and networking are essential. Entrepreneurs, growers, farmers, and faculty who have successfully brought a new product to market will be speaking on growing and marketing unusual specialty crops, value added products and services, and food preparation. A presentation and discussion on keeping up with social media will help you promote your business and increase sales by getting the right information to the right customer at the right time. You will also learn more about challenges and opportunities during the speaker panel with state agencies and local officials. 

 

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Location

  • Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Greenland, NH, 03840

Monday, 11/07/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 11/07/2016 (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

Monday, 11/14/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 11/14/2016 (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, 11/15/2016

Corn & Forage Meeting
Tuesday, 11/15/2016 (All day)

This program will provide current information about managing corn and forage crops for dairy and livestock operations. This year's program features "Developing Your Underground Livestock", a presentation on soil health by David DeGolyer from the Western New York Crop Management Association, plus other presentations on pest management, no-till, and using cover crops. We will offer pesticide applicator credits

Location

  • Stuart & John's Sugarhouse, Rt 12 & 63, Westmoreland, NH, 03467

Wednesday, 11/16/2016

Corn & Forage Meeting
Wednesday, 11/16/2016 (09:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

A collaboration between UNH and UVM Extension, this program will focus on pest management, cover crops, and nutrient management for corn and forage production on dairy and livestock operations. We will offer pesticide applicator credits

Location

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

Monday, 11/21/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 11/21/2016 (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

Monday, 11/28/2016

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 11/28/2016 (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

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

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 Cost:  $20.00 and includes lunch

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

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