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
Rain or Shine! Register at the door on the day of the event if you want to attend but haven’t already signed up!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
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.
Soil Health/Cover Cropping
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 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:
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!