University of Maryland Extension
November 20, 2020
                                                                                                                                                                        
To our Kent County Constituents:                                                                                                                                                                                       
Given Governor Hogan’s directives on Nov 10, 2020, Extension in Kent County is reverting to telework. Our commitment to provide the services you need in a timely and effective manner has not changed! In the interest of safety for our staff and the community, we are still able to hold virtual meetings, training sessions, house and farm calls (with social distancing and masks), field questions via phone or email, and provide our monthly newsletter. As members of your community, we want to serve in manners consistent with health and safety measures as determined by the CDC and required by the County and State level health officials. Thank you for your understanding and patience.                   
                                                                                                                                                                       
You can find our office personnel with their roles and emails here: (https://agnr.umd.edu/about/directory/kent-county)
                                                                                                                                                               
Best Wishes,
                                                                                                                                                                       
Paul

Dr. Paul R. Rickert

Extension Director, Upper Shore Cluster

For over 100 years, the University of Maryland Extension has served the state with research-based education and scientific solutions for our most essential needs. We reaffirm our commitment to that long-standing tradition with the release of our five-year strategic programming plan, outlining the breadth and depth of initiatives essential to Maryland.
Our educators have invested their expertise into the state of Maryland and its people in the areas of agriculture, youth development, healthy living, and environmental responsibility. Expert faculty and support staff engaged over 400,000 residents last year, delivering programs in person and online, serving all 23 counties and Baltimore City.
But we don’t do it all alone.
UME partners with over 5,000 groups, agencies, institutions, and organizations.  These partnerships tackle problems ranging from mental health and the rural opioid crisis, to helping farmers feed more people and stay profitable in uncertain times. We also engage almost 6,000 volunteers, working together to see Maryland’s youth and communities thrive in a sustainable environment.
We invite you to review our five-year programmatic plan and learn more about how we serve Maryland’s communities. We continue to develop research-based scientific solutions and provide the expertise, resources, and knowledge for a better, healthier, more profitable Maryland.

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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.