Rockingham/Strafford Small and Beginner Farmers will meet at 6:00 pm March 13, 2014(Thursday) at the Strafford Conservation District office in Dover 264 County Farm Road(back of building).
SBFNH Rockingham/Strafford Meeting Agenda – March 13, 2014.
6PM – EAT and Greet! Pizza provided, sign in, networking
Workshop – Raising Chickens and Poultry
Kim and Amelia from “Our Forever Farm” of SBFNH will lead a discussion about raising chickens and poultry. Presentation and discussion will provide details on types of breeds, diseases, eggs, feeds, cost saving/profitability and much more! Come with you questions.
Learn more about the activities and projects of the Strafford County Conservation District in our
2013 Annual Report
Purchase your tickets now! The Strafford County Farm Bureau and the FFA of Dover High School will be cooking breakfast on Sunday March 9th. at the Jeremiah Smith Grange Hall in Lee NH. between 8am and noon. The funds raised will be put towards the purchase of Blue Jackets for the FFA. The cost for breakfast is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under if purchased by 5pm March 4, $2 more at the door day of event. E-mail Bruce Cilley email@example.com to reserve your tickets at the advance price. They need your support! It will be a GREAT breakfast with lots of local food.
If you’re interested in buying or leasing farmland, have questions, feel stuck in the process, or want to meet and make connections with other farmers and farm advisors in your area, this gathering is for you!
You will learn about:
- Finding and evaluating farmland
- Purchase, lease and financing options
- Leasing or taking over a retiring farmer’s operation
- Expanding your network for increased knowledge, connection and profit
Following the Land Access Info Session is a Seacoast Farmer Mixer at the brewery, featuring locally catered food, live music, and of course, fresh-brewed Smuttynose beer. Let’s get together, talk shop, network, share ideas, and dance!
To learn more and register: www.landforgood.org/RSVP.
Save the Date! April 25th 2014, Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills. See the NEW larger Soil Aerator, Ash Spreader and No-till See in action! Learn about ways to improve soil health and productivity! Also learn about the Yeomans Plow coming soon to the district which will be available for rent,and how using this subsoil plow will help your soil!
NHACD is partnering with NRCS and UNH Cooperative Extension to host the New Hampshire Cover Crop and Soil Health Forum at the NH Audubon Center in Concord on February 18th. Similar Forums will be happening concurrently at approximately. 200 locations across the country. All of the forums will include a live video stream from the opening session of the National Cover Crops and Soil Health Conference taking place in Nebraska, as well as in-person presentations and locally-led group discussions. The New Hampshire Forum promises to be an excellent event, with good presenters, a free hot Italian lunch, and a farmer panel discussion featuring Pooh Sprague (west), Dorn Cox (east), Bruce Wooster (south), and Steve Turaj (north).
Attendance is FREE but RSVP is required. To learn more about the event and how to register please see the flyer: NH Cover Cropping and Soil Health Forum 2014
NOFA-NH 2014 Winter Conference
12th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference
We Are All Farmers: Seeding a Common Soil
February 1 & 2, 2014
Rundlett Middle School, 144 South Street, Concord, NH
Learn more at: http://nofanh.org/events/winter-conference/
The newly formed Hillsborough County Small & Beginner Farmers of NH group is hosting the same free workshop on farm taxation Wednesday January 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Life! Church, 377 South Willow Street, Manchester Commons in Manchester (Shaws Plaza; upstairs by the DMV) . David Boughton, CPA is the presenter at both workshops.
Boughton is experienced with farm, individual and small business taxation. RSVP necessary to Christine St. Claire (603-325-3052
) by Monday January 13 so we’ll have enough IRS Publication 225 farm tax booklets.
‘Permaculture’- or ‘permanent agriculture’- is a holistic design system making human landscapes more connected, productive, and ecologically regenerative. While practiced at scales varying from balconies to broad regions- its origins are in its application to small farms, homesteads, and land-based community-oriented micro-enterpirses. Join with grower, builder, and professional farm designer Keith Morris to explore how permaculture design can be used by market growers to better cooperate with the ecosystems and communities they depend on to be more profitable and resilient in the face of change. We’ll introduce a process for thorough site analysis and long-term (even intergenerational) farm design and planning, share a few case studies, and explore some specific techniques best applied in production-scale systems.
This webinar is free and requires no preregistration. A recording for the webinar will be available within a week of the presentation date in our online archive. Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to http://go.uvm.edu/aemon at about 11:45 a.m EST on January 16, 2014 and click on the webinar title. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-223-2389×203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jessie Schmidt know by January 9, 2014 at 802-223-2389or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in VT) or email@example.com so we may assist you. If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled athttp://tiny.cc/UVMWebinarCheck.