Rockingham County 2020 Highlights

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A Year in Review, Rockingham County, 2020

Rockingham County Contributions: $410,054

State Contributions: $671,651 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Rockingham County contributed, UNH provided $1.64 of statewide resources.)

Total Extension Value to Rockingham County: $1.7M

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.

$256,888 distributed to farms

Forest Land Management Technical Assistance

$46,979 generated in timber production and tax revenue

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

93 large woodlot owners

2,113 acres improved

Community Mental Health Support

209 educators and volunteers trained in trauma informed social emotional and mindfulness learning and suicide prevention.

Partnered with local organizations to help vulnerable youth with mental health issues and suicide prevention.

Created online resources that addressed anxiety, depression and supporting families through crises.

Online Food Access Map

375 total sites

37 Rockingham sites

Created an online map for food insecure families.

Volunteers

Trained and managed by Extension staff, they dedicated their time to: Agricultural Support • Gardening• Invasive plant control • Economic development • Nutrition • Wildlife

989 volunteers

29,058 hours

$762,186 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