Welcome!

Submitted by jbd on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 23:38

Welcome to the Loudon Agricultural Commission web site.

The site is for you:

  • A town citizen with an agricultural related question.
  • A town official with a concern about an agricultural issue.

The Agricultural Commission meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month at Charlie's Barn. Charlie's Barn is the big white building behind the Town Clerk's office at 29 South Village Road, in Loudon, NH.

Solar Energy Workshop

Submitted by jbd on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:34

What: Valdimir Hromis from VH Energy will be presenting a workshop on solar energy. Topics such as what equipment is needed, how systems work, what programs are available, etc. will be discussed. Bring you questions and learn how you can be more sustainable by using solar energy in your home or farm.

When: November 3rd at 6:30 PM. (Please note: the Loudon Agriculture Commission monthly meeting will be moved to 6:00pm and will adjourn at the start of the workshop.)

Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Training

Submitted by carole on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:15
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What: This is a hands-on clinic where you will learn how to use the Small and Beginner Farmer's NH (SBFNH) Mobile Poultry Processing Unit.  We will process up to three turkeys during this workshop so you will learn from start to finish (including clean up) how to process your own birds.

Where: 59 Plateau Ridge Rd, Loudon, NH

When: Sunday Sept 18, 1-4pm

Register here

July's Meeting

Submitted by jbd on Sat, 07/02/2016 - 07:48

The meeting of Thursday, July 7, 2016 (7:00pm) will be at Doug Towle's home so that the board can undergo website training. Subsequent meetings will be held at the regular venue (Charlie's Barn).

Pasture & Hayfield Rejuvenation Workshop

Submitted by jbd on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 23:20

Join us for a free hands-on workshop on improving hayfields and pastures. We will discuss challenges and solutions to common hayfield and pasture issues, demonstrate the use of specialty equipment, and more.

Speakers: Damion Meeh, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension; Dorn Cox, PhD, Local Farmer, GreenStart, NHACD, SCCD; NRCS and Rockingham and Strafford County District Staff

Friday, April 22 - 2 to 4 p.m. - Clarke Farm, 134 Camp Lee Rd, Epping

Raising Chickens For Free Eggs

Submitted by jbd on Sun, 03/20/2016 - 17:00

If we raise them, I can sell them…that’s the message I gave to Dennis when he hesitated about getting layer hens. He worried that if I bought too many chicks we’d have an abundance of eggs with no way to get rid of them. Silly man.

Truth is people LOVE fresh eggs and with the bird flu going around out west, the cost of store bought eggs continues to rise and since it takes on average 148 days for eggs to get to your local store shelves, local eggs are just fresher. You can see and taste the difference. Free-range chicken eggs, like ours, are healthier for you, too.

Need Trout for your Backyard Pond? Taking orders for our Annual Backyard Trout Sale.

Submitted by jbd on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 16:41

The Merrimack County Conservation District is taking orders for New Hampshire raised, disease free rainbow and brook trout. By ordering this spring, your trout can adjust to your pond over the summer and grow to become a tasty feast for you and your family.  Order by April 22nd and the pick-up date will be on Sunday, May 1st.  

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