Our Vision: University of Maryland will be the preeminent Extension organization in the nation by providing the residents of Maryland with the highest quality of public service, distinguished educational programming, and cutting-edge research that addresses their needs.

Our Mission:  Enhancing the quality of life for people and communities by disseminating unbiased research-based educational information.

Who we are... Extension is a national partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state land-grant universities, and county government. In Maryland, Extension comprises the off-campus educational arm of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park. As faculty members of the university, county Extension agents and educators teach citizens research-based information concerning agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development in their communities.

Location - Charles County is on the Southern Maryland peninsula. It is bordered by Prince George's County to the north, St. Mary's County to the south, Calvert County to the east and the Potomac River to the west. It is 23 miles south of Washington, 54 miles southwest of Baltimore and 89 miles north of Richmond.

From MD Interstate 95...take exit 7 Branch Avenue South towards Waldorf; Branch Avenue will turn into Crain Highway (Route 301S); Follow Crain Highway into Charles County. Once across County Line go approximate 10 miles. Go through traffic light at La Plata Walmart, through next light which is Shining Willow Way, and turn right at Potomac Square (Chesapeake Street) Follow road to end, turn left. Office is located at the end of building, Suites, 119, 121 and 123. 


Solutions in Your Community 

The Charles County Extension publishes a quarterly e-newsletter with seasonal gardening advice, timely health and financial tips, as well as 4-H updates and other agricultural news.  To receive our quarterly e-newsletter, please email Elizabeth Solis-McGarry and let her know!

Staff Directory

Chris Seubert - Area Extension Director for Calvert, Charles & St. Marys Counties cseubert@umd.edu

4-H Youth Development
Bonnie Boyden - Program Management Specialist bboyden@umd.edu
Dale Bowling - Ext. Program Assistant / EFNEP dbowling@umd.edu
Debbie House - Ext. Program Assistant dhouse1@umd.edu
Jeanne Herbert - Ext. Program Assistant jeanneh@umd.edu

Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)
Donna Bailey - Ext. Program Assistant dbailey1@umd.edu
Patricia Maynard - Faculty Ext. Assistant, Finance for Charles & Prince Georges Counties pmaynard@umd.edu

Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE)
Jessica Conjour jconjour@umd.edu

Master Gardener Coordinator
Luke Gustafson lng@umd.edu

Nutrient Management
Francis Warring - Coordinator & Nutrient Management Advisor fwarring@umd.edu

Administrative Assistants
Donna Mohler dmohler@umd.edu
Elizabeth Solis-McGarry esolismc@umd.edu

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The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
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