The Strafford County Conservation District Board Annual Dinner Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 2009, starting at 4:15 PM
The Gagne Farm, 53 Rochester Hill Road, Rochester, NH
Come and tour this wonderful property that was recently placed under conservation easement. Meet the land owners, forester and others that help landowners with the management of property. Bring your children, but please leave your dog at home.
Making the Agriculture Connections between Farms and Consumers is the theme of this annual meeting. How Fairs, Farm Days, & Farmers Markets help ensure agricultural vitality and promote local farms, keep land in agricultural use, & local food in regional supply.
John Carroll, Professor of Environmental Conservation at UNH and author of “The Wisdom of Small Farms & Local Food” & Joe Marquette of Yellow House Farm in Barrington, a raiser of Heritage Poultry will talk about their efforts to promote local agriculture and educate people in order to involve them with local foods.
“Chicken Barbecue.” Chicken, soft drinks and coffee provided. Bring a main dish, salad or hors’doeuvres, or dessert according to your place in the alphabet. Last names starting with A to H to bring a salad or hors’doeuvres; those beginning with I to Q to bring dessert, and those beginning with R to Z to bring a main dish. The cost is $5.00 per Adult & $3.00 for Children under 12.
4:15 – 5:30 Registration, Social (meet the land owners and their alpacas) or walk the property by way of the woods roads on your own or as a group.
4:30 – 5:30 Tour of the farm and forestry with the Forester, Charlie Moreno & UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Educator, Emma Carcagno
5:30 – 6:00 Welcome and Introductions – Mark Perry, Chair
6:00 – 6:45 Chicken Barbecue
6:45 – 7:10 Brief Business Meeting, Awards & Presentations (Cooperator of the Year)
7:10 – 8:20 Speakers: John Carroll, professor of Envir. Educ. at UNH & Joe Marquette, Yellow House Farm
8:30 – 8:45 Door Prizes / Raffle Drawing
For information or questions, please call: (603) 749-3037
Please register by August 6, 2009. After that date, we can’t guarantee space, but please call for availability. Download, print, and mail the registration Form