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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.


New- 2015 Washington County Annual Report



Upcoming Programs:

2015 4-H National Youth Science Day

We are looking forward to the 2015 4-H National Youth Science Day!  Do you love science and fun science activities? 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. On October 7, 2015 millions of young people will take part in this year’s NYSD experiment, Motion Commotion, to learn about physics, speed and safety! Below is information about this year’s event along with the link to register. Maine extends the event to take place anytime between Oct. 7 and the end of November. Training sessions will be offered around the state, two here in Machias on September 11 and October 6th.

2015 4-H National Youth Science Day Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Participate in a two hour training introducing this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Motion Commotion.”

Cost: $30 for non-enrolled volunteers; $10 for currently enrolled 4-H volunteers (volunteers must confirm with Jessy Brainerd at or 207.581.3877 for the coupon code to receive this reduced rate).

For more information and to register go to the website.


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.


Job Announcement

4-H Community Education Assistant for Washington County


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