Cheshire County 2020 Highlights

Leaves, Cheshire County

A Year in Review: Cheshire County, 2020

Cheshire County Contributions: $176,793

State Contributions: $433,795 ( In 2020, for every $1.00 Cheshire County contributed, UNH provided $2.45 of statewide resources.)

Total Extension Value to Cheshire County: $899K

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.

$60,882 distributed to farms

Provided technical assistance to farms with cover cropping, which helped farmers save on fertilizer expenses and reduced leaching of nitrogen into ground water.

$27,000 saved for farms

Forest Land Management Technical Assistance

$79,506 generated in timber production and tax revenue

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

118 large woodlot owners

3,576 acres improved

Youth and Families

357 low-income youth and adult participants

Delivered healthy eating education.

Online Food Access Map

375 total sites

17 Cheshire sites

Created an online map for food insecure families.

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.

185 volunteers

11,392 hours

$298,816 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)