Spotted Winged Drosophila Workshop Thursday, April 10

On Thursday, April 10, from 10:30 – 3:30 at the New Community Center, in
Claremont, NH, UVM and UNH are offering a hands-on workshop to build your
skills to implement new management practices on your farm for Spotted Winged Drosophila  management.  This workshop brings specialists from in and outside the region to
share important up-to-date, new information! There are sessions on
monitoring, cultural control and organic and conventional spray options for
SWD in small fruit.

These workshops are for small fruit growers and those
who teach or work with these growers. Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State
University will present information on SDW control. Vern Grubinger, UVM,
will talk about netting, George Hamilton, UNH will discuss cultural
practices and spray methods and Alan Eaton, UNH & Margaret Skinner, UVM
will demonstrate trapping methods and adult ID. Preregistration is
required! Sign up today. 5 pesticide credits will be awarded to attendees.

For more information, contact Cheryl Sullivan, 802-656-5434, ( or
find registration form at

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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:

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RCCD 2013 Annual Report

Find out more about the projects and activities of the Rockingham County Conservation District in our 2013 Annual Report

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Free Farm Webinars

Farm Commons is hosting  webinars to help farmers learn more about the legal issues that affect their farm operation.

Food Safety Liability and Regulations
March 25, 2014,  6pm CDT

Visit for information on each webinar

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RCCD 2012 Annual Report

Find out more about RCCD projects and activities from the 2012 Annual Report!

Rockingham County Conservation District Annual Report 2012 PDF


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RCCD is now accepting Visa and Mastercard payments.  A $5 service fee applies for each payment.  Please call Diane for more information (679-2790 x 13).

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