We just got a message from Alex Lehman who made a presentation last year to the Loudon Ag commission. She indicated that they (CHINet - Cultural Homestay International has started receiving applications from International Agricultural Students seeking work on US farms.
Maple Weekend (27 and 28 March, 2010) is fast approaching. Are you ready?
The Loudon Agricultural Commission is looking at promoting this. If you have any input, please post a comment to this article.
Rumor has it there will be a Winter Farmer's Market at the Concord Cole Gardens on Jan 30, 2010, Feb 27, 2010, and Mar 27, 2010.
If anyone has additional information, please post it as a comment!
The following announcement may be of interest for those of us who employ transitional workers...
NH Economy has posted a new item, 'Workforce Housing Forum Scheduled'
As we all know, workforce housing is of great importance to the health of a community and economic development efforts. The good folks at the Rockingham Planning Commission and the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast are partnering to hold a great forum that will help local officials learn about the state's new workforce housing law. [...]
The Merrimack County Conservation District will be sponsoring a meeting on Monday 23 November, 2009 in the Loudon Community Building for those who are:
This message comes from Alex Lehman, who presented at our October 2009 meeting on how farms can avail themselves of high-quality labor from overseas (and North American) countries. The program is called Cultural Homestay International.
This is a list of services provided to Loudon residents.
This is a list of resources available to Loudon residents.
This web site is a "work in progress", and should remain so. It is flexible, allowing many people to contribute to it as well as having multiple administrators (so if one gets "hit by a bus", others can pick up.)
There are several things that are needed on this site that I simply haven't done yet:
- Logo and better graphics.
- Calendar of events
- Better roles and assignment of roles - but people have to create an account on here first.
[The attached] has been submitted to the District Conservationist at the Concord Office of the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA,) on behalf of the Town in order to obtain updated soil maps showing important agricultural soils located within the Town of Loudon.