Erosion Control Field Day

SCCD is pleased to be offering a Soil Erosion Control Field Day on June 28th at the Rochester Fairgrounds. This is a valuable training opportunity for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering and consulting. Presenters from EJ Prescott, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Infiltrator Systems, Filtrexx, Bowmen Supply and others will cover a variety of topics.   List of tentative field stations Septic system chambers Rolled erosion control products Hydro-seeding and hydro-mulching Hay mulch, compost, wood by-products Soil types Runoff controls– check dams, lined swales Inlet protection Sediment traps and basins Construction entrances Cellular confinement Schedule 8:00-8:30: Registration and...

Local Workgroup Meeting: June 23rd

SCCD will be holding a public Local Workgroup Meeting on June 23rd at 6pm in Dover (location TBD). We will discuss topics including: Our conservation priorities survey results Identifying important conservation issues in Strafford County Funding priorities for the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation District activities Ideas for new projects and services This will be a casual, informal meeting, and anyone may attend. It may be of particular interest to farmers, landowners, and conservation and agricultural commission members. Please RSVP to alena@straffordccd.org or call us at (603) 749-3037.

Take Our Quick Conservation Priorities Survey

And be entered in a raffle to win a gallon of NH maple syrup! The Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service work hard to provide assistance to farmers, forest landowners, and others in Strafford County in order to conserve natural resources. We need to know what kinds of conservation projects you would like to see happen! Take a few minutes to fill out our brief survey about conservation priorities, and you’ll have the chance to enter a raffle for a gallon of maple syrup. You’ll also be helping local conservation groups do meaningful work in Strafford County! We...

Pasture and Hayfield Rejuvenation Workshop: April 22nd

Please join us for a hands-on workshop on improving hayfields and pastures! We will discuss challenges and solutions to common hayfield and pasture issues, demonstrate the use of specialty equipment, and more. Date, Time and Place: April 22nd, 2016, from 2pm-4pm, at the Clarke Farm, 134 Camp Lee Road, Epping NH. Topics: Strategies for hayfield and pasture rejuvenation Equipment that can be used to improve hayfields and pastures (including demonstrations) Weed Management Using the Yeoman’s Plow – The Keyline Strategy, RCPP – Financial Assistance for soil health and nutrient management practices Farmer Questions and Discussion Speakers: Daimon Meeh, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist,...

Our office has moved!

Strafford County Conservation District is now located with the UNH Cooperative Extension at the Strafford County Complex. It’s right around the corner from our previous location. It is in a brick building to the right of the Department of Corrections and left of the Riverside Rest Home- you’ll see the blue UNH sign, and that is where we are, we don’t have a sign up yet!

Building Healthy Soil Featuring the Yeoman’s Plow and Soil Aerator

The Hillsborough County Conservation District and Strafford County Conservation Districts are partnering to offer a workshop on Building Healthy Soil specifically looking at how it impacts pasture and grazing management techniques.  This is the third workshop in a series of three soil health educational opportunities for agricultural producers. (You don’t need to have attended the first two to attend this one!)  Please see attached flyer for complete details.  This event will be held on Wednesday, October 7th from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Normanton Farm in Litchfield.  There is NO COST to attend, but pre-registration is required.  Please RSVP to...

Workshop: Keyline Soil Formation and Landscape Design, Featuring the Yeomans Plow, September 12th

September 12, 2015 from 12 pm to 4:30 pm in New Durham, NH This upcoming hands-on workshop is an exciting opportunity to learn about the keyline strategy and how it might help your farm. Including Keyline subsoiling and landscape design in your whole-farm management can help to improve soil health, increase yields, improve water infiltration and increase the depth of carbon-rich topsoil on your farm. The workshop will be led by by Vermont-based Abe Collins of Collins Grazing, LLC. SCCD will have a Yeomans plow available to rent, which is an implement that helps to break up deep soil compaction and improve...