Pasture & Hayfield Rejuvenation Workshop

Submitted by jbd on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 23:20

Join us for a free 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.

Speakers: Damion Meeh, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension; Dorn Cox, PhD, Local Farmer, GreenStart, NHACD, SCCD; NRCS and Rockingham and Strafford County District Staff

Friday, April 22 - 2 to 4 p.m. - Clarke Farm, 134 Camp Lee Rd, Epping

Raising Chickens For Free Eggs

Submitted by jbd on Sun, 03/20/2016 - 17:00

If we raise them, I can sell them…that’s the message I gave to Dennis when he hesitated about getting layer hens. He worried that if I bought too many chicks we’d have an abundance of eggs with no way to get rid of them. Silly man.

Truth is people LOVE fresh eggs and with the bird flu going around out west, the cost of store bought eggs continues to rise and since it takes on average 148 days for eggs to get to your local store shelves, local eggs are just fresher. You can see and taste the difference. Free-range chicken eggs, like ours, are healthier for you, too.

Need Trout for your Backyard Pond? Taking orders for our Annual Backyard Trout Sale.

Submitted by jbd on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 16:41

The Merrimack County Conservation District is taking orders for New Hampshire raised, disease free rainbow and brook trout. By ordering this spring, your trout can adjust to your pond over the summer and grow to become a tasty feast for you and your family.  Order by April 22nd and the pick-up date will be on Sunday, May 1st.  

Waste Not - Cattle on the Job

Submitted by carole on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:00

The cattle raced to the feed bunker as I pulled up in my truck. They knew what to expect; lettuce leaves, pineapple cores, lemons, tomatoes, turnips and more. I had just returned from Grappone Center in Concord NH with buckets of kitchen scraps that were waste from preparing one of the delicious Conference Center meals. As meals are prepared the Grappone staff puts kitchen scraps in covered 5 gallon buckets.  We pickup the scraps on a regular basis and feed most of the refrigerated scraps to our cattle. Some items, like bread and pasta, go to the pigs.

UNH Extension service course, workshops, ...

Submitted by jbd on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:57

From: West, Mary <>
Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
Subject: Pruning Demonstrations coming soon!

Hi all,

We have added many, many, many things to our County Food & Agriculture re: pruning, gardening, livestock, Emerald Ash Borer informationals – please be sure to check out the many events:


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