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University of Maryland Extension - Dorchester County

We strive to deliver “Solutions in your community” by providing educational programs and problem-solving assistance based on the research and experience of land grant universities on agricultural production, natural resources, food safety, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles, youth development, volunteer development, and agricultural nutrient management.  This is accomplished via consultations, fact sheets, community 4-H clubs and programs for youth, workshops, courses, and newsletters. 

Karen D. Reddersen, Area Extension Director

Program Areas

  • Agriculture and Food Systems

    Agriculture and Food Systems

    Emily Zobel, Ag Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator
    ezobel@umd.edu
    Office: 410-228-8800

  • Pink flowers

    Horticulture and Master Gardener

    Emily Zobel, Ag Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator
    ezobel@umd.edu
    Office: 410-228-8800

  • Handful of soil

    Nutrient Management

    Jose Prieto-Figueroa, Nutrient Management Coordinator
    jprietof@umd.edu
    410-228-8800

  • GC 4-H

    4-H Youth and Education

    Missy Saathoff, 4-H Educator
    metucker@umd.edu
    410-228-8800

  • Chesapeake Tidal Wetlands

    Sea Grant

    Jennifer Dindinger, Watershed Restoration Specialist, Sea Grant Extension
    jdinding@umd.edu
    Office: 410.228.8800
    Cell: 240.393.7915

  • oatmeal

    SNAP-Ed

    Nathan Bratko, Agent Associate, Project Leader/Nutrition Educator
    nbratko@umd.edu
    Office: 410-228-8800
    Cell: 443-518-9571

What's Happening in Dorchester

  • Garden Thyme Logo

    Garden Thyme Podcast

  • Dorchester Corn Harvest

    Featured Farmer

  • Dorchester Annual Report 2019

    Annual Report

  • Dorchester County Annual Report 2020

    Dorchester County Annual Report 2020

Extension in Dorchester County

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