A Year in Review: Merrimack County, 2020
Merrimack County Contributions: $434,930
State Contributions: $705,380 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Merrimack County contributed, UNH provided $1.62 of statewide resources).
Total Extension Value to Merrimack County: $2M
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.
$200,907 distributed to farms
Created a comprehensive online map to generate business for local farms, which included a “Find a Farm Job” link.
662 job link clicks
Forest Land Management Technical Assistance
$107,764 generated in timber production and tax revenue
Provided technical assistance to woodlot owners resulting in improved acreage through forest management practices.
77 large woodlot owners
Online Food Access Map
Created an online map for food insecure families.
375 total sites
33 Merrimack sites
Helped communities secure $489,000 in grants and resources to implement projects
• $205K - Concord Makerspace
• $167K - In-Town Concord
• $67K - Overcomers Refugee Services of Concord
• $30K - Northfield Trails and Recreation Committee
150 local entrepreneurs participated in monthly One Million Cups events hosted by Extension staff in Concord.
Youth and Families
50 families participated in a 4-H homestyle camping activity designed by Merrimack County 4-H.
Created virtual spaces for youth to foster connection.
$565,744 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time (NH): $26.23; independentsector.org/)