A Year in Review: Belknap County, 2020
Belknap County Contributions: $161,700
State Contributions: $449,303 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Belknap County contributed, UNH provided $2.78 of statewide resources.)
Total Extension Value to Belknap County: $820K
Developed a program with N.H. Dept. of Agriculture to expend CARES Act funds for farms hurt by the pandemic. Staff assisted farmers with writing applications for these funds.
$19,171 distributed to farms
Helped new farms establish production and business plans, resulting in an additional 300 acres of agricultural production in the county.
12 new farms
Forest Land Management Technical Assistance
$108,198 generated in timber production and tax revenue
Provided technical assistance to woodlot owners resulting in improved acreage through forest management practices.
24 large woodlot owners
4,867 acres improved
Provided Sanbornton with grant writing support, leading to a: $5,000USDA high tunnel grant
Online Food Access Map
Created an online map for food insecure families.
375 total sites
14 Belknap sites
Youth and Families
43 4-H youth participated in Ready, Set, Grow, a gardening program with weekly science challenges.
Created virtual spaces for youth to foster connection.
Trained and managed by Extension staff, they dedicated their time to: natural resources, education, citizen science, youth and families, economic development, gardening, wildlife, nutrition and more.
$238,675 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)