Join PSU students as they present their original projects with off-campus organizations!
Tuesday December 4th
Heritage Commons, Samuel Read Hall Hall, PSU Campus
Tuesday, December 11, 12:00-1:00pm EST
Presenter: Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension
Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food
systems and small/medium-sized farming operations, this webinar will share
results from surveys of farms in the New England region.
Summarized results will include farm profiles,
multifunctional activities (agritourism, direct sales, value added, and off
farm income), financial outcomes, expectations, challenges, and entrepreneurial
assessments. This survey is the first segment of a study on multifunctional farms funded by the USDA AFRI Program (project # 2011-67023-30106). Collaborators include Drs. Mary Ahearn (USDA ERS), Stephan Goetz (Penn State University), and Jason Brown (USDA ERS).
To access the webinar on December 11, please follow the link below ten minutes
before the webinar begins:
If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before, please visit www.uvm.edu/extension/bb-collaborate/newuser
at least one day before the webinar.
For technical assistance before or during the webinar, contact Lucy Carrasco at
(802)656-3698 or Lucy.Carrasco@uvm.edu
The recorded webinar will be posted online at http://www.uvm.edu/tourismresearch/agritourism/
a few days after the webinar.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program,
please contact Lucy Carrasco at (802)656-3698 or Lucy.Carrasco@uvm.edu
by December 1, 2012 so we may assist you.
How to Develop Successful Travel Itineraries
The Route 3 Retrotour Case Study
Wednesday, October 17th, 9am-12pm
Savage Welcome Center, Plymouth State University
9:00-9:15 Coffee and introductions
9:15-9:20 Opening remarks—The NHDTTD Tourism Toolkit Series Okrant
9:20-9:30 Goals for tourism regions, communities, chambers, and properties Okrant
9:30-9:50 The importance of partnerships and building collaboration Amsden & Pearce
9:50-10:15 Travel itineraries—Why? and How? Freligh
10:15-10:30 Break and informal discussions
10:30-10:45 The Retrotour as a travel itinerary Okrant
10:45-11:05 Funding Sources Harnois & Stier
11:05-11:20 Social Media Window
11:20-closing Itinerary Development: Retrotours for New Hampshire attendees
I hope the end of summer finds you well. As many of you know, on August 1 the Center for Rural Partnerships began a new era, with Thad Guldbrandsen moving on to become the Vice Provost for Research and Engagement. I’d like to congratulate Thad, and thank him for his leadership of the Center over the past 6 years. He has left the woodpile well-stocked, and all of us at the Center are inspired to continue his legacy of developing and supporting collaborative projects with Plymouth State’s many partners throughout the region.
At any time of transition, it’s important to take stock of past success and chart a course for new areas of achievement. Since its inception in 2005, the Center for Rural Partnerships has become known as a resource for facilitating relationships among community partners, developing workshops and educational opportunities both on-and-off campus, and conducting community-level applied research throughout the region. This is what we do best, and thanks to the vibrancy and hard work of our partners and staff, we will continue to develop and support fruitful partnerships across the fields of history, heritage and culture; health and social welfare; and recreation, tourism, and agriculture. I am excited to continue this work together.
Looking forward, I see a number of opportunities for the Center to expand its service to the region. First, we’ll be developing a strategic plan that will allow us to better listen to the needs of our partners and focus on meeting those needs. Second, in keeping with new campus initiatives for student engagement and service learning, the Center will help create a student-focused “rural laboratory” that will create opportunities for students to engage the region by conducting research, working on real-world projects, and applying coursework. Third, the Center will be expanding our communication efforts to better share and promote the collaborative success of our partners. We’ll be updating our web page, creating some visual materials, and expanding our social media presence. Be sure to visit often!
So, there’s a lot of work to do and a lot to look forward to. In the meantime, I’d like to leave you with a sample of some exciting projects coming to fruition in the coming months:
And, thanks to you, there will be plenty more. Keep in touch, and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Join the Plymouth Historical Society in welcoming Maggie Stier to Pease Public Library on Tuesday, March 13th as she discusses the “Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol.”
The story of the Old Man of the Mountain is a story of New Hampshire itself, reflecting our history, arts, literature, As the multi-faceted story of this icon unfolds, the audience will be challenged to think about the different and evolving ways that this image has touched the public imagination over its 200 year history. The presentation will include images of paintings, literary passages, souvenirs, and film clips of interviews with those closest to the Old Man, and conclude with a discussion of current efforts to memorialize the state symbol.
This presentation is made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is part of their Humanities to Go! program.
Join the Museum of the White Mountains at the Eastern Slope Inn in North Conway on March 7 to welcome photographer Jerry Monkman. Jerry will talk about the “re-wilding” of the White Mountains as told in his book “White Mountain Wilderness.”
This is the first in a series of programs to raise awareness of the Museum’s membership program. Please share the event flyer!
SCRAP stands for the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program and they are offering two new courses!
Archaeological Field Methods: Historical Archaeology at the Roxmont Estate
(2 credits, HS 5630)
Instructor: Tanya Krajcik
Dates: June 4-15 (M-F)
Offered through the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP). The 2012 summer field school will focus on historic Roxmont estate site on Long Island in Moultonborough, NH. The field school will feature both seminar and fieldwork components. In the first week of the course, specialists will lead seminars on archaeology, landscape history and design, and historical research and documentation. In the second week, participants will gain field experience by participating in survey, mapping, and excavation at the Roxmont site. Please contact the instructor (email@example.com) for additional course information.
Archaeological Field Methods: Further Investigations at the Jefferson VI Paleoindian Site
Instructor: Dr. Richard A. Boisvert
Dates: June 25 – August 3
The 2012 NH State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) summer field school will continue research at the Jefferson VI Paleoindian site. The investigations will consist of site testing with small block excavations and additional shovel test pit survey on nearby landforms. Participants in the field school will document the site with detailed excavations and place it in a context with other Paleoindian sites in the immediate vicinity and the broader region. They will also have an opportunity to assist with public outreach by presentations to the general public and site tours. Participants will learn fundamental recovery and documentation techniques as well as basic artifact identification and field laboratory procedures. Hands-on instruction in the field will be supplemented by background readings, evening lectures by various affiliated scholars, and field trips to nearby Paleoindian sites.
Additional information on the 2012 field school and the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program can be obtained by calling 603-271-6433 or by visiting the SCRAP website at: http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm
CfRP’s Ben Amsden recently collaborated with Lisa Chase and Londa Nwadike, both of UVM Extension, to conduct a “Food Safety Education and Planning for Agritourism” webinar on December 14.
You may access the recorded webinar, PowerPoint slides from the webinar presentation, and more at UVM’s Food Safety for Agritourism Site. For more information, please contact Ben Amsden at 535- or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about food safety, please contact Londa Nwadike at 802-223-2389 ext. 216 or email@example.com.
2012 NH Women in Agriculture Conference: Empowering women in Agri-business today
Pre-Registration must be received by January 20, 2012
$10/person pre-registration includes one day pass to the NH Farm & Forest Expo
Hear from a panel of three NH farm women who share their experiences with starting and operating their businesses and how they connect to the land and their communities.
Panelists: Donna Ducharme, Snow Dragon Mountain Farm, Meredith, NH
Mary Boucher, Boucher’s Greenhouse, Litchfield, NH
Renee Cantara, New Roots Farm, Newmarket, NH
This group of panelists each own and operate a value-added business. They take raw agricultural products and make it into something else. Examples to be discussed are
breads, cheeses and beer.
Panelists: Jenny Chartier, Abigail’s Bakery, Goffstown, NH
Jenny Tapper, Via Lactea Farm, Brookfield, NH
Annette Lee, Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
For more information contact Gail McWilliam Jellie at (603) 271-3788 or firstname.lastname@example.org