NH STEAM Events: 7/8/18 - 7/14/18

by Pat Hammond on Thursday, July 05, 2018

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Did you know there are 12,500 dairy cows producing $50,778,000 worth of milk in New Hampshire?  Our family farms may not be big business, but when you think about their combined efforts, it's a lot of hay. (The state grows 77,000 tons of hay worth $9,478,000 too.) In fact, our state's small farms are a local source for a surprising amount of fresh dairy, meat, and produce. 

Which brings us to the question of why the heck I'm talking about farming. 

A lot of the groups on the STEAM calendar are on a summer hiatus, so I thought I'd take a minute to talk about an upcoming agricultural event from the folks at The Lakes Region Food Network (LRFN).

We spend so much time talking about technology it's easy to forget New Hampshire is home to 4,400 farms raising cattle for beef and dairy as well as chickens, hogs, and a huge variety of crops. I have no idea if farming falls under science, tech, engineering, art, and math or regular old business, but I suspect it's science so I'm going to talk about it here. 

Locally sourced food, hydroponic farming, and farm to table meals are topics that seem to be popping up in a lot of conversations lately, and it's not just the farmers. Families want safe, fresh food for their kids, chefs want the freshest produce and meats from suppliers (farmers) they can meet and build relationships with, and we all want to know our food supply is safe.

This is what the LFRN does, They are a local organization "concerned with food access, food security, and the food economy in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region," and they are hosting their monthly meeting from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM on Monday, July 9th at GC Engineering, 635 Main Street in Laconia. This month's topic is Food Hubs and Food Aggregation. 

If this is a topic that is important to you as a business owner or consumer, check out their website and see how you can get involved. 

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This Week's Creative, Science & Tech Events in Manchester, NH

Monday, July 9, 2018

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Food Hubs and Food Aggregation - Laconia, GC Engineering, 2nd Floor Conference Room - 635 Main Street - Laconia, NH

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM     2018 NEEP Regional High-Performance Communities In-Person Meeting - Concord, Christa McAuliffe School - 17 North Spring Street - Concord, NH 

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM     BLS Provider CPR/AED (clinical version) - Manchester, Manchester Community College - 1066 Front St. - Manchester, NH 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Manchester Poetry Meetup, D.M. Penny Press  250 Commercial Street, Suite 2005-D,  Manchester, NH

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM      TechWomen Power Breakfast - Bedford, Manchester Country Club 180 South River Road Bedford, NH

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM     July Meetup of the Queen City Sitecore User Group, Near former Ash Street School - 196 Bridge Street - Manchester, NH

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM     BioNorth Networking Forum - Salem, Tuscan Kitchen - 67 Main Street - Salem, NH

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM      WFoD Critique Meeting - 2nd Wednesday - Derry, Marion Gerrish Community Center 39 West Broadway, Rt. 102, Derry, NH

Thursday, July 12, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM     Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE.ORG) July 2018 ExCom Meeting - ManchesterGreat Buffet Restaurant 1525 South Willow Street Manchester, NH

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    MakeitLabs: Weekly Open House - Nashua, MakeIt Labs 25 Crown St, Nashua, NH

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM      MakeIt Labs: Weekly Show and Tell - Nashua, MakeIt Labs 25 Crown St, Nashua, NH

Saturday, July 14, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM      Concord Arts Market, Bicentennial Square Concord, NH

 

The Tech Roundup is a listing of creative & tech groups, upcoming workshops, and tech networking events in Manchester, Nashua, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It includes creative and tech-focused groups, industry events, as well as free and paid talks and workshops on creative and tech topics.

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