University of Maryland Extension is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, land-grant universities and local governments in each state. Faculty and staff of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) provide research-based information, educational programs and services on a variety of subjects.

Our Programs

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    4-H Youth Development

    4-H clubs are located throughout Calvert County for youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Clover Club programs are open to all children ages 5-7. 4-H'ers learn life skills and leadership development through a variety of 4-H projects. Although a 4-H'er may take on any project, some clubs specialize in a specific project area. Contact us for more information about the 4-H clubs near you or becoming a 4-H volunteer.

  • Calvert Agriculture

    Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Crop Production, Integrated Pest Management, Farm Financial Management, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management.

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    Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

    Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) provides programs for all of Southern Maryland's communities (Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties). FCS Educators want to help the communities they serve live happier and healthier lives through improved health, well-being, and resiliency to life’s challenges.

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    Master Gardener

    The Master Gardener Program - Our mission is to support the University of Maryland Extension mission by educating residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities.

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    Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education - The SNAP-Ed program provides nutrition education to help low-income individuals and families make healthy food choices, develop food preparation skills, improve shopping skills, and increase physical activity. SNAP-Ed also provides nutrition education training to volunteers and professionals who provide services to low-income families, thus expanding the reach of the program.

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    Water and Chesapeake Bay

    Watershed Restoration & Protection Program - Watershed Restoration Specialists work with local and state governments, watershed organizations, and community groups in Maryland to build partnerships, identify funding sources, and advise/assist in the planning, implementation and monitoring of restoration projects.