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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. Our office at 406 N. Main Street in Coupeville is open to the public, however, all visitors regardless of vaccine status must wear an approved facemask in the office. The conference room is currently closed to all outside groups. WSU programs may use the conference room but must maintain 6 feet distance and all participants must wear approved face-coverings.

WSU Extension, Island County

Connecting People, Resources and Knowledge

WSU Extension programs connect the people and communities of Island County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

County Programs



Please take a look at our most current Impact Statement for 2020 – 2021 by clicking this link:

2020-2021 WSU Extension – Island County IMPACT STATEMENT

The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winter-school

will be virtual again and continuing its mission of uniting farmers, homesteaders, nature enthusiast, and everyone else in between. There are classes for everyone’s interests and an opportunity to connect with likeminded folks and enthusiastic educators right on your screen LIVE. Choose from 83 classes spread over 3 days, January 28, 29, 30th, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm PST from anywhere in the world or from the comfort of your own home.

Class instructors are fellow farmers, industry experts, veterinarians, researchers, and professors from all sectors of agriculture and farming. Take up to 12 classes with a standard registration and enjoy a vast selection of topics like: Baking Sourdough Bread, Water Rights for Rural Landowners, Raising Poultry or Canning 101 to name a few. Take Sheep Dairying 101 one hour and Shitake Mushroom Cultivation the next hour. From cooking, crafting, animal care or machinery repair your class line up can be as eclectic as you like and reflect your learning interests. Check out this year’s exciting class list and register today!

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Apply for Master Gardener Volunteer 2022 Training

Master Gardeners at a plant clinic

Are you a Whidbey or Camano Island gardener and enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others? Then the WSU Extension Island County Master Gardener Volunteer program may be just what you are looking for. Applications for 2022 training are now being accepted. Learn more here.


Climate, Consumption, and Waste

Garbage is not glamorous, or even exciting, but it is interesting and we all produce it.

See below for links to our programs.

Link to Waste Wise home page

What do our consumptions and waste habits tell us? How are they connected to our climate issues? What changes would we make if we knew more?

Join our fall educational and training program. 

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.


Two piglets

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.

WSU Extension, Island County

406 N. Main Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 639-6060

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