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NRCS Gets the Word Out

NRCS New Hampshire Gets The Word Out

Farm and Forest Exposition LogoOver four days in December, NRCS employees Donna Doel, Chad Cochrane, Rachael Phillips-Tibbetts, Brandon Smith, Betty Anderson, and SCA Interns Honor Lawler, Kelly Eggleston, and Misty Emerick, took turns staffing a booth, along with Diane Petit from Massachusetts, at the New England Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Manchester, NH.  In January, the NRCS and the NH RC&Ds, co-hosted the Farm Energy Conference along with thVegetables spilling out of a baskete NH Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture, Merrimack County Conservation District, and numerous other partners.  The session featured the importance of farm energy, a description of the energy audit process, and a brief overview of available energy incentives.   Carol Drungil, Rachael Phillips-Tibbetts, and Chad Cochrane spoke on a range of topics including: Conservation Activity Plans, the Agricultural Energy Management Plan, Technical Service Providers, and energy-related conservation practices.        

In February, NRCS NH folks were back at the Manchester Conference Center for the Farm and Forest Exposition.  Carol Drungil again spoke about energy-related conservation practices while Honor Lawler, Jeremy Lougee and Pam Failing gave out information to hundreds of visitors over two days about Farm Bill Programs and the upcoming Grazing Conference that will be held March 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Southern NH University in Manchester, NH.  The Grazing Conference is sponsored by the NRCSUNH Cooperative Extension, the Granite State Graziers and the NH RC&Ds.   Registration forms should be mailed by February 20th, and are available at the NRCS State Office.  
 Also this month, Brandon Smith is speaking about agricultural season extension through the use of high tunnels, to a group of about 100 at the Organics Producers Workshop hosted by UNH Cooperative Extension on February 10th in Plymouth, NH.     


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