Welcome!

Submitted by jbd on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 23:38

Welcome to the Loudon Agricultural Commission web site.

The site is for you:

  • A town citizen with an agricultural related question.
  • A town official with a concern about an agricultural issue.

The Agricultural Commission meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month at Charlie's Barn. Charlie's Barn is the big white building behind the Town Clerk's office at 29 South Village Road, in Loudon, NH.

Workshop for Farmers

Submitted by carole on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:44

Want to promote your farm? Don't know where to start? Help is here. Bring your questions and we'll work to find answers from how to use Google for Businesses, to AirBNB, to Twitter, to Website design. Bring questions and your laptop and we'll work with you to find answers.

When

Mon Dec 11, 2017 @
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
 
Where
Chichester Public Library, Chichester, NH
161 Main St
Chichester, NH 03258
 

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Farm Workshops for Everyone

Submitted by carole on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:23

Please attend one of these exciting workshops to be held at the Miles Smith Farm Day Event.  Experienced Instructors will be available to show you how to raise pigs, make your own soap, raise a rabbit and take your gardening to a new level.  Pick one workshop or attend them all.

11:30am - Backyard pigs - Learn how to select a piglet, what to feed it and when to process

12:30pm - Soap Making - Make your own soap 

1:30pm - Rabbit Raising - What you need to know to raise a backyard rabbit

Soap Making Workshop

Submitted by carole on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:07

Date: August 25th

Time: 6-8pm

Learn how to make soap with Cindy Shea and Kay Doyon.  

You will learn the basics of soap making, ingredients, how to handle lye, additives, etc.  

If there is time, we will also discuss other types of soaps such as laundry soap and dishwasher soap etc.  

Register Here

The cost is $5 and the class will be at:

Rabbit Raising Workshop

Submitted by jbd on Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:01

Hands-On Rabbit Raising Clinic

Date: 26 Sep 2017

Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

This is a hands-on clinic where you will learn how to raise your own rabbit(s). Two qualified instructors and Dot Perkins from the UNH Corporate Extension will provide hands-on, step by step instructions on how to raise rabbits. For those that are interested, there will be a follow-up processing workshop on Saturday for $45; additional information will be available at the Friday night workshop. Sign up early, space is limited.

Chicken Workshop this summer

Submitted by jbd on Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:50

Hands-On Chicken Processing Clinic

This is a hands-on clinic where you will learn how to process your own broiler chicken. Two qualified instructors and Dot Perkins from the UNH Corporate Extension will provide hands-on, step by step instructions on how to process a chicken. You will go home with a broiler ready to cook or freeze. Sign up early, space is limited.

Workshop will be at Song-Away Farm in Loudon. 

There is a $45 fee for each participant.  Each participant may bring a partner for another $5 fee.

Solar Energy Workshop

Submitted by jbd on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:34

What: Valdimir Hromis from VH Energy will be presenting a workshop on solar energy. Topics such as what equipment is needed, how systems work, what programs are available, etc. will be discussed. Bring you questions and learn how you can be more sustainable by using solar energy in your home or farm.

When: November 3rd at 6:30 PM. (Please note: the Loudon Agriculture Commission monthly meeting will be moved to 6:00pm and will adjourn at the start of the workshop.)

Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Training

Submitted by carole on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:15
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What: This is a hands-on clinic where you will learn how to use the Small and Beginner Farmer's NH (SBFNH) Mobile Poultry Processing Unit.  We will process up to three turkeys during this workshop so you will learn from start to finish (including clean up) how to process your own birds.

Where: 59 Plateau Ridge Rd, Loudon, NH

When: Sunday Sept 18, 1-4pm

Register here

July's Meeting

Submitted by jbd on Sat, 07/02/2016 - 07:48

The meeting of Thursday, July 7, 2016 (7:00pm) will be at Doug Towle's home so that the board can undergo website training. Subsequent meetings will be held at the regular venue (Charlie's Barn).

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