Our Faculty and Staff have begun to resume a presence in the Charles County Extension office and are available to assist by telephone, email or appointment.
The Extension Office is open to the public without an appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, please call 301-934-5403, to make an appointment or leave a message.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to progress towards resuming normal operations in respect to the health and safety of UME employees and the stakeholder base, which we serve.
Our Vision: University of Maryland is the preeminent Extension organization in the nation by providing the residents of Maryland with the highest quality of public service, distinguished educational programming, and cutting-edge research that addresses their needs.
Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for people and communities by disseminating unbiased, research-based, educational information.
Who we are... Extension is a national partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state land-grant universities, and county government. In Maryland, Extension comprises the off-campus educational arm of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park. As faculty members of the university, county Extension agents and educators teach residents research-based information concerning agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development in their communities.
University of Maryland Extension has continued to provide science-based solutions for over 100 years and our goals have never wavered. We are passionate about building healthier families, homes, and communities, improving our agricultural production systems, instilling valuable life skills in our youth, and creating a sustainable environment and Chesapeake Bay.
2020 UME-Charles Annual Report
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Location - Charles County is on the Southern Maryland peninsula. It is bordered by Prince George's County to the north, St. Mary's County to the south, Calvert County to the east and the Potomac River to the west. It is 30 miles south of Washington, 61 miles southwest of Baltimore and 96 miles north of Richmond.
From MD Interstate 95...take exit 7 Branch Avenue South towards Waldorf; Branch Avenue will turn into Crain Highway (Route 301 South); Follow Crain Highway into Charles County. Once across County Line go approximate 17 miles. We will be on the right in the Historic Bel Alton High School, near mile-marker 10.