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


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.  

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!

New Hampshire Cover Crop and Soil Health Forum

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