A Year in Review: Coös County, 2020
Coös County Contributions: $244,100
State Contributions: $471,230 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Coös County contributed, UNH provided $1.93 of statewide resources.)
Total Extension Value to Coös County: $1.9M
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.
$39,940 distributed to farms
Forest Land Management Technical Assistance
$200,100 generated in timber production and tax revenue
Provided technical assistance to woodlot owners resulting in improved acreage through forest management practices.
9,000 acres improved
55 large woodlot owners
Guided the Coös Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) through a strategic planning process to grow the local economy, which led to: $1M in financing to support businesses with expansion, capitalization and infrastructure improvements.
Youth and Families
28 families participated in “Let’s Root for Each Other” 4-H gardening project to reduce food insecurity.
Created virtual spaces for youth to foster connection.
Offered the first Barry Conservation 4-H Camp Home Camp-Out to provide camp-related activities that can be done safely at home.
$245,964 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)