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University of Maryland Extension - Dorchester County

We strive to deliver “Solutions in your community” by providing educational programs and problem-solving assistance based on the research and experience of land grant universities on agricultural production, natural resources, food safety, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles, youth development, volunteer development, and agricultural nutrient management.  This is accomplished via consultations, fact sheets, community 4-H clubs and programs for youth, workshops, courses, and newsletters. 

Karen D. Reddersen, Area Extension Director

Program Areas

  • Agriculture and Food Systems

    Agriculture and Food Systems

    Emily Zobel, Ag Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator
    Office: 410-228-8800

  • Pink flowers

    Horticulture and Master Gardener

    Emily Zobel, Ag Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator
    Office: 410-228-8800

  • Handful of soil

    Nutrient Management

    Craig Yohn, Nutrient Management Coordinator

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    4-H Youth and Education

    Erica Willing, 4-H Educator

  • Chesapeake Tidal Wetlands

    Sea Grant

    Jennifer Dindinger, Watershed Restoration Specialist, Sea Grant Extension
    Office: 410.228.8800
    Cell: 240.393.7915

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    Spencer Hacker, Agent Associate, Project Leader/Nutrition Educator
    Office: 410-228-8800
    Cell: 443-518-9571

What's Happening in Dorchester

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    Garden Thyme Podcast

  • Dorchester Corn Harvest

    Featured Farmer

  • Dorchester County annual report front cover

    Dorchester County Annual Report

Extension in Dorchester County

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