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
8:00-8:30: Registration and vendor exhibits
8:30-10:30: Classroom session
10:30-12:00: Station rotation
12:00-1:00: Lunch and vendor exhibits
1:00-3:30: Continue station rotation
The registration fee is $50.
Attendees will receive 6 professional development credit hours.
Registration and payment options:
Registration is now closed.
Please call or email if you have any questions!
You are invited to our Local Workgroup Meeting on Thursday, June 23rd, at 6pm at the Strafford Farms Restaurant in Dover.
This will be informal discussion. We will present the conservation priorities survey results, and discuss what they mean and how they can inform conservation activities in the County. We will also discuss the services and programs available through the Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and ask you for feedback about what projects and services would be useful to you and the rest of the County. This is a great opportunity for farmers, landowners, natural resources professionals and others in Strafford County to share ideas with one another and learn about all of the great conservation work happening here.
Dinner will be provided by SCCD. Please RSVP so that we know how much food to get, and let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (603) 749-3037.
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 will also be hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting, where the results of this survey will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public and will be held on June 2, 2016 at 6pm, location to be determined. The meeting will also include an informal discussion about the programs and services of the District and the NRCS, and how project funding is prioritized. If you are interested in attending, please indicate this in the survey or RSVP to the Strafford County Conservation District.
Complete the survey by May 30th to be entered in the raffle, and for your answers to be included in our Local Workgroup Meeting!
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.
- 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
- Daimon Meeh, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension
- Dorn Cox, PhD, Local Farmer, GreenStart, NHACD, SCCD
- NRCS and Rockingham/Strafford County District Staff
NH Pesticide Credits: 1
Light refreshments provided.
Click here for the flyer
Free! Please Register:
RSVP to the Strafford County Conservation District –
email@example.com or 603-749-3037
We are selling trees, shrubs, bulbs, and more!
Please go to the plant sale page for all of the information.
You can read our 2015 Annual Report here, or request a copy to be mailed to you. It includes the District’s activities during 2015, goals for 2016, and more.
Click here for the Annual Report
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!
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 Kerry by October 5th, 2015 – firstname.lastname@example.org or 673-2409 Ext 100.
Come learn more about how you can increase the efficiency, profitability and crop yields while building optimum soil health on your farm.
See the flyer for more details
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 soil health. This workshop is your chance to learn how you might be able to use the plow on your property and see it in action.
The annual Strafford County Conservation District meeting will be held after the workshop. Dinner will be provided, and Abe Collins will speak on growing working watersheds.
Come for the Keyline workshop, the annual meeting, or both!
Please RSVP if you’d like to attend the workshop and/or annual meeting. Get all of the details, agenda, and registration form here: Keyline Workshop and Annual Meeting
If you have any problems downloading the flyer and RSVP form, let us know and we will mail you one.
Interested in drought-tolerant grasses? There will be a workshop on the benefits of warm season grasses and how to successfully establish them on August 19th, from 4-6pm on Garrity Road in Lee, NH.
Click here for the flyer with details and register for the workshop through www.grazenh.org