University of Maryland Extension

Our Vision: University of Maryland will be the preeminent Extension organization in the nation by providing the residents of Maryland with the highest quality of public service, distinguished educational programming, and cutting-edge research that addresses their needs.

Our Mission:  Enhancing the quality of life for people and communities by disseminating unbiased research-based educational information.

Who we are... Extension is a national partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state land-grant universities, and county government. In Maryland, Extension comprises the off-campus educational arm of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park. As faculty members of the university, county Extension agents and educators teach citizens research-based information concerning agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development in their communities.


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 us at (301) 934-5404. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Accommodation request, contact your local UMD Extension Office.


Location - Charles County is on the Southern Maryland peninsula. It is bordered by Prince George's County to the north, St. Mary's County to the south, Calvert County to the east and the Potomac River to the west. It is 30 miles south of Washington, 61 miles southwest of Baltimore and 96 miles north of Richmond.

From MD Interstate 95...take exit 7 Branch Avenue South towards Waldorf; Branch Avenue will turn into Crain Highway (Route 301 South); Follow Crain Highway into Charles County. Once across County Line go approximate 17 miles.  We will be on the right in the Historic Bel Alton High School, near mile-marker 10. 

Staff Directory

Shelley King-Curry – Southern Cluster Area Extension Director,

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT                                                                  

Amy Lang - 4-H Educator,

Bonnie Boyden - Program Management Specialist,

Darby D'Ambrosio - EFNEP / Ext. Program Assistant,

Jeanne Williams - Ext. Program Assistant,


FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES (FCS)                                                

Patricia Maynard - Senior Agent Associate, Finance for Charles & Prince Georges Counties,



Jessica Conjour - Agent Associate, Nutrition Educator,



Alan Leslie - Agriculture and Food Systems Educator,


MASTER GARDENER COORDINATOR                                                     

Luke Gustafson - Senior Agent Associate,


NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT                                                                    

Francis Warring - Coordinator, Nutrient Management Advisor,


WATERSHED RESTORATION                                                                 

Jackie Takacs - Senior Agent, Watershed Restoration Specialist, 240-393-6508


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT                                                             

Donna Mohler,

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