Announcement

Charlotte Thompson Joins UNH Extension as Stewardship Outreach Program Manager

Charlotte Thompson will be joining UNH Cooperative Extension in June 2019 as the new Stewardship Outreach Program Manager focused on Natural Resources and based in Nesmith Hall at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Charlotte will work on the Nature Groupie initiative, along with other projects related to natural resources stewardship, citizen science and volunteers.

Stephen Meno Joins UNH Extension as Hillsborough County Community and Economic Development Field Specialist

UNH Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce that Stephen Meno joined the Community and Economic Development team as a field specialist in Hillsborough County in January. Meno will focus his efforts on stakeholder engagement around a variety of economic development topics, including sustainable tourism, downtown revitalization, the nature economy, business retention and the role of education in workforce development. 

Remembering Dot Perkins

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Perkins, a member of the UNH Extension family. Dot was a dedicated educator and a genuine, honest and kind person. Dot brought two key elements to her work as a Field Specialist with the Food and Agriculture team: practical knowledge from her generational farming background and a formal education in plant biology and animal sciences. Her foundational knowledge, unforgettable personality and earnest passion for agriculture made her an invaluable asset to New Hampshire's farming community.

Jared Reynolds Honored with the Concord Young Professional of the Month Award

Jared Reynolds began his Extension career just one year ago as a Community and Economic Development Field Specialist in Merrimack County. He is already making waves in Concord. This past month, he was honored with the Young Professional of the Month award by the Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN), thanks in large part for his tireless work with local economic development groups in the region.

Shannon Rogers to Chair New Nature Economy Area of Expertise

Starting on July 1, UNH Cooperative Extension will have a new Area of Expertise focused on Nature Economies, leveraging communities’ natural resource base to foster vibrant economies and high quality of life. Shannon Rogers, UNH Extension state specialist, is forming and will chair the Nature Economies Area of Expertise, which will assist communities in identifying and utilizing their natural capital, such as connecting their downtowns with trails and leveraging green infrastructure to reduce or maintain costs of community services.

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