Belknap County 2020 Highlights

Alton Bay in Belknap County

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

Agricultural Support

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

300 acres

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

Community Capacity-building

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.

Volunteers

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.

211 volunteers

9,099 hours

$238,675 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)