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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.

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NEW- 2017 Washington County Annual Report

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Upcoming Programs:

 

Staying Safe: Protecting Your Small Business from Cyber Threats – Machias (click here)

This free workshop will present participants with an overview of the types of real-life risks and emerging threats small businesses owners face every day.  The workshop will focus on how business owners can protect their business and its customers with easy-to-implement security recommendations.   Registration is required and the course is free.

 

Recipe to Market: Is it for ME? (click here)

This workshop will be helpful to a wide range of individuals who are thinking about starting a food business in Maine.  Examples include:

  • A restaurant owner or chef who wants to market a special chowder to local retail stores
  • A person who wants to produce and market a unique chocolate creation developed from an old family recipe
  • A retired teacher who wants to create a conserve made from Maine’s wild blueberries and cranberries
  • A farmer or gardener who wants to develop and market a special hot sauce and salsa
  • A farmer who wants to develop a snack food product

Registration is required and the course is free.

 

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.

Please click here to find out more information.

 


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