University of Maryland Extension University of Maryland

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Queen Anne's County;

The Gateway to the Eastern Shore

The Queen Anne's County office of the University of Maryland Extension offers educational programs to the residents of the county. University of Maryland Extension is an unique educational organization involving a partnership between federal, state, and county governments designed to "Solutions in your community." Queen Anne's County faculty strives to stimulate a positive learning change educating audiences in four critical areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Science, 4-H & Youth  Development programs and Home Horticulture including the Master Gardeners programs. Unbiased research information is delivered to county residents through workshops, seminars, clinics, classes, newsletters and media efforts.


Seven programming initiatives are identified in our teaching efforts. These initiatives include:

  • Managing change in agriculture to enhance profitability and environmental quality
  • Improving food safety, diet, and optimal health
  • Promoting environmental stewardship and wise use of natural resources
  • Enabling local leaders and decision makers to achieve beneficial community outcomes
  • Building and sustaining the family and its resources
  • Improving aquatic resource production and stewardship
  • Enabling youth to reach their full potential as individuals and citizens
The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.
IET Departmentof the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. © 2014.