University of Maryland Extension

In response to the University of Maryland, Carroll County Government and Governor Larry Hogan’s actions taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County Office has been in telework status in order to limit in-person transactions and safeguard the health of its employees, stakeholders and the general public. University of Maryland Carroll County Extension is currently functioning, however, building access is limited to staff only. Our employees are teleworking so appointments will be held via email and/or conference call between 8 am and 4:30 pm. During this time, our staff will continue to be available by phone and email. They can be reached as follows:   

Cheryl L Hill - chill1@umd.edu 
Melanie J Abbott - mabbott@umd.edu 
Lori Augustine - loria@umd.edu 
Bryan R Butler - bbutlers@umd.edu 
Courtney Coddington - ccoddin1@umd.edu 
Peter Coffey - plcoffey@umd.edu
Kira Huber - khuber12@umd.edu 
Becky Ridgeway - bridgewa@umd.edu 
Kamil H Rosales - krosale1@umd.edu 
Terry Serio - tserio@umd.edu

We hope to return to the University of Maryland Carroll County Extension in a limited capacity on August 10, 2020.    We will continue to evaluate the situation and make modifications as needed.  We will keep you informed. 

 For addional resources related to the pandemic visit Our COVID-19 Resources Page.

The 2020 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair, Inc. is not an officially-sanctioned or supported event of Carroll County 4-H or the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. The 4-H program assumes no legal or operational responsibility for this youth show.

The University of Maryland Extension office in Carroll County will mirror the Carroll County Government offices in regards to weather related closings.

Carroll County Extension

Welcome to the University of Maryland Extension in Carroll County where we are committed to "Educating People To Help Themselves." Whether it is information on horticulture, agriculture, nutrition, finance, nutrient management or joining 4-H, Carroll County Extension is here to answer your questions.

University of Maryland Extension in Carroll County offers educational programs and problem-solving assistance dealing with all of those topics.

Our staff and faculty can provide the answers and assistance you need. University of Maryland Extension emphasizes several initiatives that address different aspects of life in Carroll County. They are:

  • Agricultural and Natural Resources
  • Nutrient Management
  • Diet, Nutrition, Health and Food Safety
  • 4-H Youth Development Education
  • Home Horticulture/Master Gardener Program
  • Financial Management
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University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity, please contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office.