Frederick County

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:

Agriculture and Food Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences
Home Gardening
4-H Youth Development

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!

A Note From Our Area Extension Director

Extension Advisory Council

The purpose of the Extension Advisory Council is-

  • To serve in an advisory capacity to the County Extension faculty
    • Developing the overall County Extension program
    • Identifying problem areas that Extension could address
    • Establishing program priorities
  • To maintain adequate fiscal internal control procedures to handle any direct county funds and/or local groups and organizations involvement in and with Maryland Extension programs
  • To assist with informing clientele, support groups and the general public about Extension programs, activities and accomplishments
  • To assist with building support for Extension programs

Members of the EAC consists of representation from the county who will contribute to the program development of the UME county initiatives.