FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019
NH’s nature, culture to be experienced at 2019 Farm and Forest Expo
The N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will have a strong presence at the 2019 Farm and Forest Expo this week.
The department’s Division of Forests and Lands will kick off Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday year with a booth focused on wildfire prevention. Attendees of all ages will be able to send Smokey a birthday card and participate in other Smokey-related crafts. Smokey himself will be available for photos with attendees
Forests and Lands will also have a booth featuring information and instruction about structural pruning of small trees, a key late winter activity.
The Division of Historical Resources’ booth will showcase the importance of New Hampshire’s historic farms and agricultural outbuildings and the accomplishments of the state’s Barn Committee over the last twenty years. The NHDHR is sponsoring a Friday panel discussion at 2:00 p.m. about historic barns that will provide a sneak peek at the soon-to-be released second edition of “Preserving Old Barns,” which will have expanded content and beautiful new photographs.
N.H. State Parks and Recreation will have information about its 93 parks, which are operationally self-funded. For the first time at Farm and Forest, attendees can purchase N.H. State Parks gift cards, which may be used for camping, park entrance fees, apparel, season passes and more.
Farm and Forest Expo 2019 takes place February 1-2 at the Hilton Double Tree in Manchester. Admission is $7; attendees bringing two canned goods will receive $1 off admission, with donations going to the N.H. Food Bank.
An annual event, the Farm and Forest Expo is a program of the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.
The N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources is made up of five divisions dedicated to protecting, preserving, promoting and managing the State’s natural and cultural resources. Together, they support New Hampshire’s high quality of life and strengthening the experiences of our residents and guests. Learn more at dncr.nh.gov.