In 2014, the University of Maryland Extension, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators.
For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives.
University of Maryland Extension is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, land-grant universities and local governments in each state. Faculty and staff of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) provide research-based information, educational programs and services on a variety of subjects.
Agriculture: Crop Production, Integrated Pest Management, Farm Financial Management, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Master Gardener Program.
Family and Consumer Science: Food Safety in the Community, Emergency Preparedness for Daycare and Assisted Living Facilities, MyPlate, Parental Programs and Healthy Home Programs.
4-H and Youth: 4-H clubs are located throughout Calvert County for youths between the ages of 8 and 18. Clover Club programs are open to all children ages 5-7. 4-H'ers learn life skills and leadership development through a variety of 4-H projects. Although a 4-H'er may take on any project, some clubs specialize in a project area. Contact us for more information about the 4-H clubs near you or becoming a 4-H volunteer.
Horticulture: Home gardens, trees, plants, lawns, pests - provided by the UME Home & Garden Information Center. See the Home and Garden Information Center Resource Page for publications, videos, newsletters and other information. Home and Garden Information Center Publications