University of Maryland Extension

Allegany County

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Meet our Team

Lacie Ashby is a Senior Agent in 4-H and Youth Development. She joined NAE4-HA in 2008 and has served as MAE4-HA Secretary and member of Awards and Recognition committee. She has participated in national conferences as a multiple time presenter, four year conference proposal reviewer, and room host...

Other Projects

4-H projects are learning experiences for 4-H members. In addition to animal sciences and STEM projects, there are many others topics such as: Agriculture Finances Food/Nutrition Health Outdoor Adventures Photography Public Speaking Shooting Sports Wildlife And many more! For more information,...

Robotics and STEM

Listed below are some current Robotics and STEM programs. For more information, contact Jessica Mellon at 301-724-3320 or email at

Calendar of Events

4-H Calendar February 22 - 4-H Ski Day at The Wisp February 24 - 4-H Horseman Party March 2 - Maryland 4-H Livestock Skillathon March 22 - County Public Speaking Contest April 20 - 4-H Spring livestock tagging/weigh-in April 21 - 4-H Achievement Dinner To be considered a member for the current year...

Robotics and STEM

This page is currently under construction. Please check back later for information.

How to Join 4-H

Step 1—Investigate Look at our map and list of 4-H clubs in Allegany County and find one that interests you. 4-H Club Map for Allegany County 4-H Club Schedule for Allegany County Step 2—Contact Us Contact Jody Parrish at 301-724-3320 or email at at the University of Maryland...

Grow It, Eat It

What is Grow It Eat It? The Grow It Eat It (GIEI) Program was launched in 2009 to teach Marylanders how to grow food in home, community, and school gardens. Over the past eight years, Master Gardeners (MGs) have taught hundreds of classes, developed demonstration gardens, and helped thousands of...

Community Gardens

Volunteer Service for Community Gardens Certified Maryland Master Gardeners maintain their certification by providing 20 hours of volunteer service and obtaining 10 hours of continuing education each year after initial certification. Master Gardeners are involved in a variety of activities...

Ask an Expert

Have a lawn or garden question? Anyone with a lawn or garden question can contact Master Gardener Sherry Frick for free consultation. Sherry can be reached at 301-724-3320 or by email at Her office is located at our UME Allegany County office at One Commerce Drive (Nave's Crossroads...


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