Welcome to Frederick County's home page, we're glad you stopped by!
Here at Extension, we work hard to pass along to you research based information that will help you in your everyday life. We do this through a variety of venues like educational programs, events, field days, seminars and camps. Our program areas include:
Our Ag Agents assist farmers and landowners by providing technical assistance and educational programs to offer the latest best management practices to improve profitability and minimize environmental impacts on the county's natural resources.
FCS Educators provide youth, individuals and families with the information and skills to make informed decisions about their health, finances, food, healthy homes, and overall well-being. These programs are provided in schools, libraries, senior centers, faith-based organizations, in partnership with other agencies, and many other settings.
Our Horticulture Educator directly assists county residents and businesses with home and garden questions and provides education to the community on various topics related to horticulture. She also provides and coordinates training for the Master Gardener volunteers who significantly increase the reach of these educational opportunities to the community.
Frederick County has a large and active 4-H Youth Development Program with over 25 active clubs, more than 600 members and over 300 volunteers spread throughout the county. Through participation in projects, clubs, camp, fair, competitions and volunteer activities, youth between the ages of 5 and 18 learn life skills such as citizenship, public speaking, leadership, record keeping, responsibility and teamwork - skills that are valuable to them not only now but throughout their lives.
Take a look at the program pages for more information.
Got questions, get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help you out!