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Why Entrepreneurs Matter in Small Towns

Published Jul 7, 2017
caption: Jo Brown, Owner of The Franklin Studio, a volunteer run community café in Franklin, NH.   Article by Casey Hancock, Program Coordinator, Community & Economic Development.    More

A Celebration of Extension Volunteers

Published Jul 7, 2017
Did you know that UNH Cooperative Extension has thirteen different volunteer programs and over 4,000 volunteers? These programs and people are one of UNH Extension's greatest strengths, and this year, Extension staff wanted to find a special way to thank those volunteers who give so much to our programs and our state.  More

Knock, Knock. Moos There?

Published Aug 25, 2016
By Kayla Aragona, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Student, University of New Hampshire More

Starting the Forage Season Out Right

Published May 12, 2016
Whether you make hay or graze animals, we are at the point in the year where the grass is greening up, and it is very tempting to begin your growing season management. Before you jump right in, there are some things that you should consider. Going into your fields too soon can hurt your yields More

I had my soil tested...but what do the results mean?

Published Mar 15, 2016
By Heather Bryant, Field Specialist Given the way this winter has gone so far, it’s possible the ground will thaw soon if it hasn’t already. That gives gardeners a prime opportunity to take their spring soil samples earlier than normal. But, sending in the sample is only the first step, next you will need to make sense of the results that come back. More

Answers to Your Questions About the Zika Virus

Published Feb 9, 2016
By Sarah Schaier, Production Editor The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne pathogen related to dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus. The illness has recently been declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization due to the increase in birth defects believed to be Zika-related. There is currently no vaccine. More

Quick Tips for Slow Cookers

Published Jan 25, 2016
By Jessica Sprague, Food Safety Field Specialist Owning a slow cooker is arguably the next best thing to having a personal chef. The pleasure of walking into the house at the end of a long day to have the wonderful aroma of dinner already floating through the front door is hard to beat. Slow cookers are versatile and simple to use. They are perfect for decadent feasts, or healthy weeknight dinners. Even in the summer, a slow cooker can be used to cook a delicious meal without having to turn on the stove. More

Choosing the Perfect Tomato Variety

Published Jan 19, 2016
By Heather Bryant, Regional Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture More

Demystifying Kitchen Thermometers

Published Jan 6, 2016
By Jessica Sprague, Food Safety Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension       The holidays are a time for friends, family and good food. This was especially true at my house where our days revolved around planning, preparing, consuming, and cleaning up after meals. Amid all the hustle and bustle in the kitchen, I noticed a distinct lack of food thermometer use during cooking. As a food safety specialist, I helped my family get over their confusion and fear about household food thermometers. More

Origins of Holiday Wreaths

Published Dec 18, 2015
By Heather Bryant, Regional Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture Have you ever wondered where the tradition of hanging wreaths as holiday decorations came from? I did a little research on the topic and it seems to be one of those traditions that started out as one thing and evolved over the centuries into something entirely different. Ancient Greeks and Romans used to give wreaths to athletes and military heroes. They symbolized victory or triumph. Ancient Persians used them to symbolize kingdom.  More

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