Carroll County 2020 Highlights

Corn field in Carroll County

A Year in Review, Carroll County, 2020

Carroll County Contributions: $284,291

State Contributions: $498,969 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Carroll County contributed, UNH provided $1.72 of statewide resources.)

Total Extension Value to Carroll County: $901K

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.

$150,976 distributed to farms

Provided technical assistance to farms.

$27,500 impact for farms

Forest Land Management Technical Assistance

$68,189 generated in timber production and tax revenue

Provided technical assistance to woodlot owners resulting in improved acreage through forest management practices.

100 large woodlot owners

3,067 acres improved

Online Food Access Map

375 total sites

16 Carroll sites

Created an online map for food insecure families.

Youth and Families

Created virtual spaces for youth to foster connection.

50 families participated in the 4-H Birding in Your Backyard virtual curriculum.

20 youth participated in the 4-H Wildside Photography Challenge to explore and document nature.

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.

258 volunteers

5,933 hours

$155,625 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, N.H.$26.23; independentsector.org/).