Cover Cropping and No-Till Workshop October 22, 2014 – Rockingham County Farm

Joel Myers: A lifetime farmer, no-till specialist and retired PA NRCS State Agronomist will speak on soil health

This workshop will present soil health  principals which will help farmers improve productivity through cover crops.  For farmers interested trying no-till practices this workshop can help you determine whether this transition is appropriate for you.  This is an opportunity for farmers to ask questions and share concerns about all aspects of soil health. These workshops will have indoor and hands –on (field) components.  Joel     Myers is experienced in assisting farmers in this transition and will provide valuable insight and encouragement through this  process.

October 22, 2014 3:00pm – 5:30pm. Rockingham County Farm, Brentwood, NH

See the attached flyer for more details: Oct 22 Workshop Flyer

Suggested donation: $10.00, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

August 7th Seminar on Farm Accounting and Taxes presented by a CPA

The Small and Beginner Farmers of Strafford and Rockingham Counties are hosting a FREE Farm Accounting Seminar  at 6pm on  August 7th, 2014 at the Strafford County Conservation District Office in Dover.

August 7 2014 Meeting Notice SBFNH for more information.

Please RSVP to  Damon Burt: dburt@fragglerockfarm.net. Please include any questions you may have for the CPA so he can prepare for them.

Pizza is provided but please bring your own water/soda/tea.

Soil Health Trip to the Dakotas

Soil Health Trip to the Dakotas  to see new information about  advances soil quality, crop production and ways to  minimize soil and water pollution from agriculture.

Click here for more information: Dakota brochure

2014 Annual Meeting

Save the Date!

The Strafford County Conservation District will hold our 2014 Annual Meeting in the evening on Wednesday August 20, 2014. The meeting will be held outside at the Strafford County Complex.

 

Topics include:

Soil Health/Cover Cropping

Composting

A District Equipment Demonstration

 

A BBQ dinner will be provided. There will also be a potluck portion for side dishes and desserts.

 

More details and a registration will follow soon!

The National Young Farmers Coalition

The National Young Farmers Coalition is a coalition of farmers and food advocates working to support young and beginning farmers. If you are a young and beginning farmer, or want to be a part of a coalition working at the national level to support this demographic, please join us on April 26th in Barrington, NH for a potluck gathering at Brazen Hill Farm to learn about NYFC and discuss next steps in forming a NH chapter!
 
For more information, go to:
 

Meeting March 13, 2014! Small and Beginner Farmer NH, Strafford and Rockingham Counties

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.  

2013 Annual Report

Learn more about the activities and projects of the Strafford County Conservation District in our

2013 Annual Report

Local Food Breakfast Sunday March 9th. at the Jeremiah Smith Grange Hall in Lee NH.

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 bcilley@nhfarmbureau.org to reserve your tickets at the advance price. They need your support! It will be a GREAT breakfast with lots of local food.

 

Seacoast Farmland Access Info Night & Farmer Mixer March 28, 2014

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.

Soil Health Workshop and Equipment Demonstration

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!