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Extension expert conducts research in blueberry fields; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Washington County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to  Washington County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site, or contact us.


2015 Washington County Annual Report


Upcoming Programs:

4-H Dog SPIN Club

for youth ages 9 and up and their 4-H Project Dog

4-H Dog SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club led by 4-H Maine Agricience Teen Leader & Maine Eastern States Dog Team Member Hope Carle with support from Lisa Reilich, 4-H Professional for 4-H 

This 4-H SPIN Group will feature hands-on learning & exploration with your 4-H Project Dog using the DISCOVER 4-H Dog Clubs Curriculum and other great 4-H resources.  Learn more about caring for and enjoying your best friend. Also learn some basics about the 4-H dog project, including basic commands and showing your dog in 4-H shows. Please bring: your project dog, choke chain or martingale plus flat collar and 6′ lead and show lead if available, water and food dishes, food, pet waste bags and a crate. Please be sure your dog is tick and flea free. Please being proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations as well as your dog license.  The Maine 4-H Proof of Vaccination for Dogs form will need to completed and signed by your dog’s veterinarian.

This SPIN Club will meet in Machias (exact location TBA) on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm on the following dates:  6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27.

COST is $5 which will cover some human and canine treats during class time and a copy of the DISCOVER 4-H Dog Clubs Curriculum.

Our SPIN group will culminate with service learning project by showing at and helping with the Bangor Fair 4-H Dog Show on Saturday, July 30th.  Youth are also encouraged to sign up for the 4-H June Jamboree Dog Program to be held on Sunday, June 12th, from 8am to 12pm at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds.

Registration is limited to six participants.

4-H Dog SPIN Club Online Registration


Dining with Diabetes Down East

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

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