Rockingham & Strafford County Conservation Districts
Join us for a workshop on animal management topics, including how to best handle and store manure, optimize grazing, and utilize forests for silvopasture! Find out what technical and financial resources are available to New Hampshire farmers for animal management and conservation concerns.
WHEN: 12:30 to 3 pm, Dec. 7th, 2016
WHERE: Clarke Farm: 134 Camp Lee Road, Epping NH
REGISTER: Contact RCCD to register!
Phone: 603-679-2790 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining us will be:
Farmers Dorn Cox and Jack Clarke: To discuss silvopasture on Jacks farm and the stump grinder
NRCS Resource Conservationist Daimon Meeh: To discuss pasture grazing
RCCD/SCCD Staff: To discuss nutrient management planning and the benefits!
NRCS Field Staff: To discuss EQIP and applicable programs. Quality Hardwoods Dave Martin: To demonstrate a new boom mounted stump grinder
Looking for resources for forage management in a drought Situation? Check out this information sheet put together by Cornell University!
Picking Our Battles
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, NH Natural Heritage Bureau, and Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve teamed up with over 120 community members, natural resource managers and academics to develop a statewide strategic prioritization plan for the control of upland, wetland, and intertidal invasive plant species.http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/invasives/
The New Hampshire Coastal Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), led by the Nature Conservancy, funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS), is a funding source designed to address soil health and the degradation of water quality in coastal rivers and estuaries.
This program offers cost share opportunities to farmers through the NRCS for the purposes farm management conservation practices to address water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat resource needs. The Conservation Districts will help guide farmers through the application process. On a first come first served basis there will be $200 incentive payments for new applicants just for completing the application! This opportunity is funded through the Janes Trust, and is available for producers in the coastal watershed of New Hampshire which encompasses most of Strafford and Rockingham Counties.
Are you a producer interested in improving the quality of your soil, adding farm management conservation practices, or increasing wildlife habitat on your farm? Have you ever considered applying for federal cost share programs through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) but find the application time consuming or confusing?
The Conservation district will help you apply!
View programs, eligibility information and ranking information.
Is your farm located the Costal Watershed?
The RCCD backyard trout stocking program is back in time to get ready for the spring!
Purchase your New Hampshire raised Brook or Rainbow Trout for enjoyment all summer long!
See the order form or the full webpage: www.rockinghamccd.org/trout-sale-2016 for the details!
Managing for Pollinators on Farms: Goss Farm, Rye. October 2, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm
Join the Xerces Society’s Jarrod Fowler for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration techniques to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects – including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshop is FREE. See http://www.rockinghamccd.org/pollinator-workshops/ for more details.
NH Pollinator Summit
Global Issues – Local Solutions
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Habitat loss, forage quality, pesticide use, pests and diseases all impact bee health and diversity, threatening the health of our landscapes and food systems. The New Hampshire Pollinator Summit will cover current research-based information related to pollinator health, as well as ongoing local and regional efforts to support and protect bee pollinators on-the-ground. Pesticide re-certification credits: 6 pending.
See the Pollinator Summit for more details
Rockingham County 2015 Summer Erosion Control Field Day
Training for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning, and consulting
When & Where:
July 28, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Seacoast Science Center-Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH
Contact RCCD (603) 679-2790, email@example.com
Price: $ 60 per person. Includes buffet lunch. See the Field Day Brochure for more details and registration information.
Interested in being a vendor at the event? Please contact the District at 679-2790.
Can’t make it that day? Merrimack County and Grafton County are also holding field days.
July 29, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M
Pat’s Peak, Henniker, NH 03242
Contact MCCD (603) 975-0110 or
July 30, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The Maplewood Golf Club, Bethlehem, NH
Contact GCCD (603) 353-4652, ext. 103 or