The University of Maryland Extension (UME) was established by Congress in 1914. UME is an educational network, centered in the country's seventy-two land grant universities. UME provides research-based practical education to the problems of American families, agriculture, business, and industry.
In Maryland, UME operates through the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). UME has field offices in all twenty-three Maryland counties and Baltimore City. UME is financially supported by federal, state, and local government.
Our UME faculty and staff are professionals engaged in non-formal educational programs that address economic, environmental, technical, and social concerns of all citizens. The UME faculty and staff efforts are supported by a multitude of dedicated volunteers. Our programs are carried out in response to the needs of the people of the state. The Frederick County UME faculty provide educational programs tailored to the unique problems of their area and use a variety of educational methods such as public presentations, demonstrations, publications, computer networks, satellite down links, videos, newspapers, radio, and television spots to reach their audiences related to the following topics: