Farming Magazine - January, 2014

SHOW PREVIEWS

2014 New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition

February 7-8, Manchester, N.H.

The 31st annual New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition will be held February 7-8 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H. Celebrate New Hampshire's commitment to agriculture, education and forestry with an industry trade show, educational workshops, demonstrations, food and contests.

Admission is $7 per person; ages 16 and under are admitted for free. Save $1 on the admission price by bringing two nonperishable food items to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank.

At "New Hampshire's Greatest Winter Fair," there is something for everyone. It features the infamous FARMO game for kids of all ages, great exhibitors to visit and interesting education sessions for you to learn something new, as well as student demonstrations, animals and silent auctions.

The presenting sponsors for the 2014 New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo are the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, the New Hampshire Division of Forests & Lands and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.

Show Hours

Friday, February 7 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 8 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule of Events


Friday, February 7

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NH Ag Experiment Station Research: Improving Stakeholders' Bottom Line

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wholesaling to Restaurants, Supermarkets, Schools & Institutions: Opportunities & Challenges

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Writing Rural New Hampshire

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. USDA Farm Service Agency Workshop

10 - 11:30 a.m. Barn Preservation Success Stories

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Winter Farmers' Market Discussion Panel

1 - 2:30 p.m. How & Why NH Got a Department of Agriculture

1 - 3 p.m. NH Food: Cultivating Communication, Collaboration & Change

1 - 4 p.m. Women in Agriculture: Risky Business - Tools for Success in Today's Agriculture

1 - 4 p.m. Accessing Business Capital: Pathways to Successful Financial Relationships

3 - 5 p.m. The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human

4 - 6 p.m. Chainsaw Operation & Maintenance

6 - 8 p.m. Annual Awards Ceremony & Celebration

Saturday, February 8

9 - 10:30 a.m. Introduction to Beef

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Whole Farm Planning for Specialty Crops

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar: Milk Sanitation

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Horse Discovery

10 - 11 a.m. Starting Plants from Seed

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. NH Maple Rules Proposed Changes: Comment Session

12 - 1:30 p.m. Backyard Maple Sugaring: How to Make Your Own Maple Syrup

12:30 - 3:30 p.m. New, Young & Beginning Farmer Rap Session

1 - 2 p.m. Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree

2 - 4 p.m. Mind Your Own Beeswax: Stories of Bees, Wax & Candles Fit For the Pope

Contact Information

For more information about the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition, its programs, purposes or exhibitor opportunities, please contact:

Tori Berube, expo manager

NH Farm & Forest Expo

PO Box 2585, 25 Capitol St.

Concord, NH 03302-2585

Phone: 603-271-3788

Fax: 1-603-218-6455

Email: info@nhfarmandforestexpo.org

You can also visit http://www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org to learn more.