A Year in Review, Hillsborough County, 2020
Hillsborough County Contributions: $413,300
State Contributions: $810,894
Total Extension Value to Hillsborough County: $2.3M
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.
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.
$845,918 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)