We are OPEN
Though our Coupeville office is closed to public access, the WSU staff is working remotely and ready to serve you. Staff members will use both this website and Facebook to get information out to you. Your phone calls and emails will be answered and we will post information to help you with your education, nutrition, gardening, recycling, composting, and youth development needs.
New WSU Extension Program
Launches in Island County
The Junior Master Gardener program (JMG) engages children in novel, “hands-on” learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.
JMG also inspires youths to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects, and rewards them with certification and recognition.
Youth may enroll in JMG either individually or join the 4-H Youth Development Club being formed in Island County in support of the program.
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Raising Healthy Pigs
Did you know that feeding pigs human food scraps has the potential to introduce several serious diseases? If you are raising pigs or have thought about raising pigs, learn about important health concerns facing pigs, including Garbage Feeding and African Swine Fever.
Land-grant mission steers WSU’s drive-in Wi-Fi partnership
Launched in late April, the Drive-In WiFi partnership has begun placing broadband access points at WSU’s county and tribal Extension centers, as well as schools, libraries, and community centers across the state. WSU Extension, Island County now provides one of the first Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots being established by this program. Island County residents may now access free broadband internet from the safety of their vehicle while parked in the WSU Extension, Island County parking lot.
WSU Extension creates COVID‑19 food system information hub
Faculty and staff from WSU Extension’s Food Systems Program are working to better assist farm and food businesses, and consumers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. By leveraging the existing networks of their team, the Food Systems Program created the COVID‑19 HUB, a compilation of online resources for food systems stakeholders across Washington.