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