Extension Service

Diane Booth


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Cook County Community Center
317 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN 55604

Our Mission

Connecting Cook County People and Organizations to educational and research resources. Extension is an outreach arm of the University of Minnesota. Extension's mission is "connecting community needs and University resources". Extension provides its research and education outreach in urban, suburban and rural communities through its partnership with the federal, state and county government in all 87 Minnesota counties through its 18 regional centers throughout the state.

Key Services

  • Partnerships with schools and not-for-profits organizations to develop community programming; assistance with grant writing
  • Gardening planning; northern gardening varieties and techniques; dealing with garden pests
  • Lending library for garden resources
  • Garden programs including a Master Gardener Program and Kids Summer Gardening
  • Incredible Exchange program for Youth ages 11 – 14
  • Snacks & Packs Backpack Program
  • Soil testing
  • Farm Internships
  • Home Food Preservation
  • Cook County Seed Bank
  • Northern Gardening Radio Show
  • Dollarworks
  • AARP Tax Partnership
  • Great Decisions Partnership
  • Northwoods Food Project Partnership