University of Maryland Extension

***IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING OFFICE OPENINGS***

The County is working to protect the public health and safety of residents and employees during your time in county buildings.

Stage Two Guidance Includes:

  • Wearing face coverings are required.
  • Conducting temperature checks for workers and other personnel.
  • Limiting the proximity of employees by rotating employee hours.
  • Instituting split schedules, shifts, or shorter workweeks.
  • Staggering start, break, or shift times.
  • Employees who can telework should continue to do so whenever possible.
  • Social distancing will be practiced, and markers will be on the floor.

Contact departments for contact information on scheduling your appointment for those who have specific questions or issues.

  • The University of Maryland Extension, Charles County, began returning to the office at Bel Alton Historical High School, on Monday, July 20, 2020.
  • Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. but closed to the public at this time; an appointment is required.
  • Please call 301-934-5403 to reach the staff to help you with scheduling an appointment.
  • Visitors will be required to wear a facemask and if not feeling well, please stay home.

If you need more information or have questions, please email Judy Crawford at jcrawfo4@umd.edu or Donna Mohler at dmohler@umd.edu

We appreciate your patience as we work towards a solution that respects the health and safety of UME employees and the stakeholder base, which we serve.

Watch our video to learn more about the Extension!

Please continue to check our website for updates.

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FY 2019 Annual Report

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 residents research-based information concerning agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development in their communities.

University of Maryland Extension has continued to provide science-based solutions for over 100 years and our goals have never wavered. We are passionate about building healthier families, homes, and communities, improving our agricultural production systems, instilling valuable life skills in our youth, and creating a sustainable environment and Chesapeake Bay.

In 2019, Extension reached over 420,000 residents across the state, engaging them with the knowledge they need to enhance their lives, their health, their finances, and their businesses. Our faculty and staff understand local issues because they are local -- they are your neighbors and friends, and their priorities are cultivating and disseminating information that helps improve our neighborhoods from within.

University of Maryland Extension works with over 5,000 volunteers who support the Extension mission, and have built over 5,000 partnerships in 2019 that work together to better the state of Maryland.

We are proud to share our newly-released FY2019 Annual Report detailing the variety of program areas we cover and how we help the constituents within your community. We hope you will take a moment to peruse the extensive accomplishments of our dedicated teams and the dynamic work happening throughout Maryland. As always, you can find news and information about Extension at https://extension.umd.edu/ or find your local Extension team at https://extension.umd.edu/locations.

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

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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, skingcur@umd.edu

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT                                                          

Amy Lang - 4-H Educator, amlang@umd.edu
Bonnie Boyden - Program Management Specialist, bboyden@umd.edu
Darby D'Ambrosio - EFNEP / Ext. Program Assistant, darbyd@umd.edu   
Jeanne Williams - Ext. Program Assistant, jeanneh@umd.edu                                           

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES (FCS)                                                

Patricia Maynard - Senior Agent Associate, Finance for Charles & Prince Georges Counties, pmaynard@umd.edu                                                                                                

FOOD SUPPLEMENT NUTRITION EDUCATION

Jessica Conjour - Agent Associate, Nutrition Educator, jconjour@umd.edu

AGRICULTURE                                                

Alan Leslie - Agriculture and Food Systems Educator, aleslie@umd.edu

MASTER GARDENER COORDINATOR                                                     

This position is currently vacant                                                          

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT                                                                    

Francis Warring - Coordinator, Nutrient Management Advisor, fwarring@umd.edu  

WATERSHED RESTORATION                                                                 

Jackie Takacs - Senior Agent, Watershed Restoration Specialist, takacs@mdsg.umd.edu 240-393-6508

ADMINISTRATIVE                                                          

Judy Crawford, jcrawfo4@umd.edu

Donna Mohler, dmohler@umd.edu




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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.