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Welcome to Cooperative Extension in Washington County

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.


Upcoming Programs:

Dining with Diabetes Down East

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for 4 weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

Please click on the above link to find out more information.


New Offering- Small and Home-Based Business Focus Group

Please click on the above link to find out more information.


4-H Super Sitter Course

Monday, December 29, 2014
Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost- $20 for 4-H members, $25 for nonmembers

This course is designed for boys and girls ages 12 and up.

If interested, please contact the Cooperative Extension office in Machias for more information or to register by telephoning 207.255.3345 or by email at


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