Come Celebrate 100 Years of Extension!
Come learn about and see some of our featured programs, enjoy refreshments and a few historical displays!
1. We will have displays and interactive displays from various 4-H clubs, specialty 4-H clubs including Robotics and Shooting Sports. Make shotgun shell christmas lights and your own pumpkin parfait. Kids learn how to become a 4-H member!
2. There will be displays showcasing Horticulture and Master Gardener programs and information. Areas include How to Become a Master Gardener, National Junior Horticulture Association happenings, Baywise, Youth Gardening, Therapeutic Horticulture and our Demonstration Garden.
3. Check out our Agricultural educational posters and displays including Grass samples, antique seed collection, Yearbook of Agriculture from the 1900's through 1991, and sample some ice cream from two of our local dairy farm creameries.
4. Check out how to increase Whole Grains in your diet, discover Poison Look-a-likes to make your home safe and finance program information.
Come follow our map throughout the building and enter to win prizes. And of course, enjoy a piece of our 100th Anniversary Cake!
HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!
Welcome to Frederick County!
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:
- 4-H & Youth
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Food & Nutrition
- Health & Wellness
- Home Gardening