Prince George's

About Us

The University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

UME educational programs and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience of land grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park. 

In Maryland, UME employs approximately 200 faculty and approximately 200 support staff and contractual employees located at the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; 23 counties; Baltimore City; and four research and education centers. Many UME faculty members located on the College Park and Eastern Shore campuses have joint appointments with research and academic programs. These joint appointments promote the exchange of knowledge between the universities and among academic specialties. 

Extension Mission

Our mission is to support Maryland's agricultural industry; protect its valuable natural resources; enhance the well-being of families and individuals, both young and old; and foster the development of strong, stable communities. The University of Maryland Extension is a state-wide educational organization funded by federal, state, and local governments. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), partially supports the Prince George's County office. 

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer in Prince George's County? 

Contact our office today to learn more about how your education, expertise, and interests can best fit within the Prince George's County community!