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Agricultural Gift Ideas

By Jen Risley (December 16, 2012)

(reprinted from the Weekly Market Bulletin, Dec. 5  2012)

Looking for some gift ideas for that agricultural person on your list? UNH Cooperative Extension has several very nicely illustrated books:

—Preserving Old Barns- This is New Hampshire’s handbook for preserving and repairing old barns. It is written by John C. Porter and Francis E. Gilman and fully illustrated with sketches and photos. – $19.95

—The History and Economics of the New Hampshire Industry- This documents the beginning of the New Hampshire Dairy Industry to the present the day, and is fully illustrated with old and modern photos of the industry. This describes what went on in those old barns that dot the countryside, as most housed dairy cattle. It has statistics of the NH dairy history never before complied into one chart and a clear explanation of the very complicated milk marketing system. – $24.00 *Special—Barn Book and Dairy Book combination for $40.

—Landscaping by the Water’s Edge: An Ecological Approach- This publication explains the impacts of our landscaping choices on surface and ground waters, and describes ecologically sound maintenance practices that can protect water resources. – $20.00

—Post-Frame Building Handbook- This is one of the best handbooks available on post-frame building and is published by NRAES. This construction uses pressure treated lumber and no concrete foundation, and the buildings are very practical structures for animal housing or storage- $14.00

—A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy- This is the newest book on commercial dairy goat production, edited by Carol Delaney from Northeast SARE, with other contributing authors from around New England. This book covers everything from economics to facilities and animal management. It is a must handbook for the serious goat producer. – $25.00

All prices include shipping. Send a check payable to Merrimack County Cooperative Extension, and send to:
John Porter, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.

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