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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:

Recipe to Market:Is is for me?

The Recipe to Market: Is it for me? workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 28 Center Street, Machias.  More information will be coming soon!


Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Would you like to learn how to produce your own local honey, and help provide pollinators to your yard and neighborhood? Don’t miss this opportunity to take beekeeping classes in Machias or at a remote site via videoconference at Washington County Community College in Calais.  The five-session Introduction to Beekeeping Course will take place on Thursday evenings beginning February 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Please click the link above for more information.


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

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