University of Maryland Extension



(Frederick County Extension Resource Page) 

Frederick County's rich agricultural industry relies heavily on the latest techniques and methods in production, marketing, and management. University of Maryland Extension Frederick County relays the latest information from the lab to farmers.


Kelly Nichols, Agriculture Extension Educator

Kelly grew up on her family's dairy farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Soil Science with a minor in Agronomy from Penn State University. She continued on at Penn State to earn her Master of Science degree in Agronomy. Her thesis research was on controlling pokeweed in agronomic crops. After graduating, Kelly worked as an Agronomy Educator for Penn State Extension in Franklin County, where she conducted on-farm research, hosted farmer field days and meetings, and taught pesticide and nutrient management continuing education classes. In her current role in Frederick County, Kelly's focus will be on agronomy and small farms. 

Kelly's contact info -- phone 301-600-3577 and e-mail









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