Hillsborough County 2020 Highlights

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A Year in Review, Hillsborough County, 2020

Hillsborough County Contributions: $413,300

State Contributions: $810,894

Total Extension Value to Hillsborough County: $2.3M

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.

$402,288 distributed to farms

Increased sales and cost savings for sweet corn while reducing pesticide applications through Integrated Pest Management program.

$138,957 increased sales for farms

Forest Land Management Technical Assistance

$81,418 generated in timber production and tax revenue

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

79 large woodlot owners

3,662 acres improved

Youth and Families

50 Hillsborough youth participated in “Let’s Root for Each Other” 4-H gardening project to reduce food insecurity.

1,697 low income youth and adults participated in healthy eating education.

Community Capacity-building

Provided education in grant writing, which led to: $19,711 received by the Town of Wilton (AARP Community Challenge grant) and $21,750 received by the Friends of Benson Park in Hudson (NH Charitable Foundation).

Guided the Greenville Economic Development Committee in strategies to enhance business and economic development.

Online Food Access Map

375 total sites

31 Hillsborough sites

Created an online map for food insecure families.

Volunteers

674 volunteers

32,250 hours

$845,918 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)

Contact

Amy Loader
Associate Director
Phone: (603) 862-3085
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824