A Year in Review: Sullivan County, 2020
Sullivan County Contributions: $282,319
State Contributions: $542,190 (In 2020, for every $1.00 Sullivan County contributed, UNH provided $1.92 of statewide resources.)
Total Extension Value to Sullivan County: $987K
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.
$75,022 distributed to farms
Provided technical assistance in sprayer calibration, farm leasing, succession planning and the Paycheck Protection Plan.
$32,700 direct benefit to farms
Assisted in succession planning for six farming operations.
$15.8M fair market value of farming operations
$545K annual payroll for 67 employees
Forest Land Management Technical Assistance
$150,097 generated in timber production and tax revenue
Provided technical assistance to woodlot owners resulting in improved acreage through forest management practices.
145 large woodlot owners
6,751 acres improved
Led a county-wide task force to link educational partners such as Career Technical Education Centers and community colleges with county funds.Fostered education-to-jobs programs such as welding and woodworking to train underemployed residents and connect them with local employers.
Youth and Families
550 low-income you and adults participated in healthy eating education.
47 Sullivan youth participated in “Let’s Root for Each Other” 4-H gardening project to reduce food insecurity.
$187,783 value of volunteer time