September 2018 NH Conservation Connection

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Stuart Farm Event

Senator Jeanne Shaheen Meets With NH Dairy Farmers

By Kimberly Zaleski

United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen met with local dairy farmers at the Stuart Farm on September 21st to listen to their concerns as well as discuss the pending Farm Bill. The discussion centered on the problems that dairy farmers are facing due to an increase in production costs and a decrease in milk prices.  Senator Shaheen spoke of the Margin Protection Program (MPP), administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), that she helped establish and fund after several dairy farms closed in New Hampshire.  

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staff change

NRCS Staffing Changes

Welcome to Stephanie Hartman who is the new Program Assistant located in the Lancaster, NH field office.  

Welcome to Michael Birchler who joins us October 1st as the new DC in Concord.  

Congratulations to Bryan Sullivan who is now a full-time NH NRCS employee having been converted from his Pathways Intern status to a Soil Con Tech in the Concord Field Office. 

We are so sad to say goodbye to R.K. Dhamala, Financial Resources Specialist, who left last week to take a promotion to RMA (soon to be the FPAC Business Center) as a Budget Analyst in DC. 

We are also sad to say goodbye to Catherine Magee, Soil Conservationist. Catherine has accepted a job as a Biologist in Georgia starting after her maternity leave.  

Mike Lynch, Resource Conservationist and Betty Anderson, Public Affairs Specialist are retiring September 28th after 37 and 11 years, respectively.  Congratulations, Betty and Mike!


NRCS NH in the News

Senator Shaheen Hears Concerns of Dairy Farmers, Seacoast Online, September 21, 2018


Calendar of Events

October 02, 2018    4th Annual Conservation Commission Potluck

October 06, 2018 - October 07, 2018    NH Wool and Arts Tour

October 16, 2018    Wood Additions to Streams Workshop

October 18, 2018    Better Nitrogen Management Workshop

October 18, 2018    Habitat Restoration and Streambank Stabilization Techniques

November 01, 2018 - November 02, 2018    NHACD Annual Meeting

November 01, 2018 - November 30, 2018    Feast on This! Film Festival 

December 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018    Building Wholesale Success Workshop

Featured Photo


Photo by Keri Neal, District Conservationist