University of Maryland Extension

Agriculture and Natural Resources




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For over 150 years, University of Maryland Extension has fulfilled its mission of delivering science-based education to Maryland communities. We will not waiver on that promise. Our educators and faculty members are quickly developing new learning opportunities to continue to meet the needs of our customers and are working to ensure you have the science-based information you need to protect people and reinvigorate businesses threatened by COVID-19. 

We are ready to serve you!

While our offices are closed to the public, we are still working to provide assistance.  

  • Call or email us: We continue to answer questions and conduct field research to deliver the resources you need.

  • Field visits: If needed and following social distancing protocol, we continue to conduct on-site field visits for diagnosis of production issues.

  • Online Resources: We are expanding online learning available at the website below. Find online pesticide and nutrient voucher recertification here: 

We are here to help you. Contact any of your Southern Maryland Agents: 

Alan Leslie

 Ben Beale

Dave Myers


Stay informed on the latest agriculture news . . .




David Myers, Principal Agent for the Anne Arundel County Office, has compiled some very helpful information for local farmers. Click HERE to download the articles.

The USDA has implemented help to rural residents, communities, and businesses. You can view their page here. 


A Newsletter from your Charles County Agricultural Agent, Alan Leslie! 


Maryland Horse Industry Board

If you are a BOARDING, LESSON, RENTAL, RESCUE or SANCTUARY STABLE with one or more horses, and solicit business from the public, you must obtain a Maryland Stable License.  Exemptions include Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Steeplechase breeding and training farms.

Plant or Insect Diagnosis - How to prepare...

Submit a plant sample to be identified or diagnosed.

Submit an insect sample to be identified.

Please complete a plant/insect data sheet to accompany sample.


Previous Issues of the Newsletter

Spring 2019 Farm News

Fall 2018 Farm News

For information on Nutrient Voucher Training and Pesticide Recertification Training or a New Beginning Farmer Workshop Series and much more, check out Farm News.

Other Links that May Interest You

Homeowners and Gardeners

Free or low-cost publications are available on home food production, lawn care, ornamentals, wells and septic systems as well as other topics.  Publications are available on our Home & Garden website at

University of Maryland's soil testing lab was closed in 2003 but you can still find information on soil testing on our Home and Garden Information site.

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