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
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.