Kennebec County Extension Association

Pie chart depicting the roles of supporting local Extension work (in three segments): 1. Kennebec County Government - managing and procuring the annual budget; 2. Support of Our Plan of Work in three bullet points: Agriculture and Master Gardener, 4-H Youth Development and Healthy Families; and 3. Outreach to the Community - Communicating the value of Extension programs.

As the educational arm of County Government, Kennebec County Extension Association (KCEA) is the citizens advisory group for University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County. UMaine Extension’s successful educational programs result from a federal, state, and county partnership that address the issues of Kennebec County residents. Since 1919, when the Maine Legislature passed the County Extension Act, the University of Maine has been in all Maine communities with a local county office that is funded by county government. KCEA oversees the funding allocated by the Kennebec County Commissioners, that provides housing, support staff and basic operations for UMaine Extension in Kennebec County.


Cathy Thomas, Pittston

Vice President
Open Position

Mary Jane Stafford, Winslow

Ida Marie Gammon, Augusta


  • Robert Foster, Gardiner
  • Denis Thoet, Augusta
  • Heidi Chadbourne, Manchester
  • Anne Trenholm, Winthrop
  • 4-H Leaders’ Association President
    Lori Larrabee, Litchfield
  • Youth Member
    Open Position

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