For more information, call (603) 749.4445.
UNH Cooperative Extension provides Strafford County residents with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy.
Strafford County UNH Cooperative Extension is part of a statewide network of county offices bringing the University of New Hampshire resources directly to the people who live and work in Strafford County. Strafford County residents benefit from our educational programs that provide research-based information to meet the societal, environmental and economic needs of local citizens.
The Major program areas represented by Extension Educators in Strafford County include:
We provide practical education to people of all ages. Our name is derived from the partnership structure that combines federal, state and county funding. This "cooperative" effort ensures that all people have local access to their state university and the knowledge and resources available to address their needs and problems. Our principal partner is the University of New Hampshire. As a state land-grant university, UNH is charged by Congress to conduct resident instruction, research and outreach to people beyond the classroom. Strafford County is also an essential partner, and our office is within the Strafford County complex in Dover.
Some examples of our local and state efforts include: 4-H clubs and events, parenting programs, monitoring water quality in our lakes and rivers, collaborative efforts to sustain marine fisheries, aquaculture, reducing the use of pesticides, community collaborations to meet the needs of youth, improving health through media literacy in families and youth, consumer issues, land use management, nutrition education, food safety, forest stewardship, insuring financial security in later years, meeting the needs of low-income families, and strengthening our communities through the Community Profile process.
Visit our office in the Strafford County Complex at 268 County Farm Road in Dover. Our office hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. You can also reach us by phone at (603) 749-4445, or e-mail us at email@example.com