Strafford County 2020 Highlights

Trees in Strafford County

A Year in Review: Strafford County, 2020

Strafford County Contributions: $162,314

State Contributions: $422,396 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Strafford County contributed, UNH provided $2.60 of statewide resources.)

Total Extension Value to Strafford County: $871K

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.

$9,055 distributed to farms

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

$17,401 increased sales for farms

Forest Land Management Technical Assistance

$159,624 generated in timber production and tax revenue

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

63 large woodlot owners

7,180 acres improved

Community Capacity-building

Extension’s involvement in the Strafford County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee over the past five years has contributed to millions of dollars in grants.

Youth and Families

42 families pledged to plant an extra row of seeds to supplement their meals or donate to pantries.Created virtual spaces for youth to foster connection.

50 Farmington youth participated in a free summer enrichment program through the UNH Teacher Residency of Rural Education graduate program, which received assistance from 4-H interns.

483 volunteers

10,026 hours

$262,990 value of volunteer time (State Values of Volunteer Time, NH: $26.23; independentsector.org/)