Cook County Extension Service


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.

See Also:
University of Minnesota Extension

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

Contact Us

Diane Booth

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

Phone: 218.387.3015
Fax: 218.387.3043

Monday – Friday
7:30 am –12:30 pm
1:30 – 4:30 pm
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