University of Maryland Extension

Inclement Weather
With winter upon us and chances of inclement weather we would like to inform/remind everyone that we follow the Frederick County Government policy guidelines.  In the event that Frederick County Government Offices have delayed openings, closing of offices or employees on liberal leave, please contact the office prior to coming in to the office.

The Frederick County Public School System schedule is followed for classes/meetings.  If public school classes and activities are cancelled, the University of Maryland Extension Frederick County classes will be cancelled also.  Stay warm & safe!

University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Office
Extension Program Assistant, 4-H Outreach Assistant (Positon 124314) with University of Maryland Extension, Howard County.  A full-time positon focused on 4-H Outreach, 4-H Camp, Howard County Fair, and assisting with general 4-H programming. HS diploma, five years experience, & background check required. See the full position announcement and apply online: for positon 124314. Best Consideraton Date: 02/05/2020. EOE

UME Annual Report 2018

Welcome to Frederick County!

The University of Maryland Extension (UME) was established by Congress in 1914.  UME  is an educational network, centered in the country's seventy-two land grant universities. UME provides research-based practical education to the problems of American families, agriculture, business, and industry.

In Maryland, UME operates through the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). UME has field offices in all twenty-three Maryland counties and Baltimore City. UME is financially supported by federal, state, and local government.

Our UME faculty and staff are professionals engaged in non-formal educational programs that address economic, environmental, technical, and social concerns of all citizens. The UME faculty and staff efforts are supported by a multitude of dedicated volunteers. Our programs are carried out in response to the needs of the people of the state. The Frederick County UME faculty provide educational programs tailored to the unique problems of their area and use a variety of educational methods such as public presentations, demonstrations, publications, computer networks, satellite down links, videos, newspapers, radio, and television spots to reach their audiences related to the following topics:

  • 4-H & Youth
  • Agriculture
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health & Wellness
  • Home Gardening
  • Money

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