Prince George's

University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide non-formal education system funded by federal, state, and local governments within the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. 

Our mission is to support Maryland's agricultural industry, protect its valuable natural resources, enhance the well-being of families and individuals, both young and old, and foster the development of strong, stable communities.

The Prince George's County offices, partially supported by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, serves the community from two locations, including the main Extension office in Clinton and the Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale.

 

News Update

USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million for grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. The Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production is accepting proposals for planning and innovation projects, and these grants are part of USDA’s broader efforts to support urban agriculture.

USDA will accept applications on Grants.gov until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2021.

Find the full press release here!

Webinar
A pre-recorded webinar provides an overview of the purpose of the grants, project types, eligibility and basic requirements for submitting an application. The webinar is posted at farmers.gov/urban. offsite link image   

More Information

Additional resources that may be of interest to urban agriculture entities include NIFA grantsFSA loans and AMS grants to improve domestic and international opportunities for U.S. growers and producers.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations; units of local government; tribal governments; and schools that serve grades K-12.

Prince George's Locations & Contacts

Clinton Office

6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD 20735

Faculty/Staff Member

Phone

Email

Karol Dyson
Senior Agent & Capitol Area Extension 
Director
(301) 868-9367 kdyson1@umd.edu
Christopher Dowell
Coordinator & Nutrient Management Advisor,
Prince George's & Calvert Counties
(301) 868-8783 csdowell@umd.edu
Charlie Sasscer
Agent Associate, Agriculure Marketing
(301) 868-8780 csasscer@umd.edu
Dave Myers
Principal Agent, Agriculture
(Prince George's & Anne Arundel Counties) 
(410) 222-3906 myersd@umd.edu
Jenna Jones
Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(301) 868-9636 jjones37@umd.edu
Ariel Delgado
Administrative Assistant I,
4-H Youth Development
(301) 868-9636 adelgad2@umd.edu
Patricia Maynard
Senior Agent, Family & Consumer Science,
Finance (Prince George's & Charles Counties)
(301) 868-9410 pmaynard@umd.edu
Gabriela Perino
Agent Associate, Nutrition Educator
443-518-8180 gperino@umd.edu
Esther Mitchell
Master Gardener Coordinator
(301) 868-8781 estherm@umd.edu
Matt Parker
Associate Agent & Extension Specialist,
Sea Grant Aquaculture Business
(301) 868-8780
ext. 428
mparke11@umd.edu
Carla Porter
IT Coordinator
(301) 458-1514 cporter6@umd.edu

 

Center for Educational Partnership - Riverdale Office

6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, MD 20737

Faculty/Staff Member

Phone

Email

Deborah Archer, Ed.D
Principal Agent Associate, Nutrition Educator
Maryland SNAP-Ed
(443) 518-9563 darcher@umd.edu
Jennifer Fairfax
Extension Program Assistant, Sheridan Street
Community Garden, Field of Greens
(301) 779-2806
ext.706
jfairfax@umd.edu
Kavitha Sankavaram, PhD
Faculty Specialist, State-wide EFNEp Program
Outreach & Evaluation
Interim Supervisor, Prince George's, Charles, &
Cecil Counties
(301) 314-2177 kavitha@umd.edu
Carmenletta Fletcher
EFNEP Adult Educator
(301) 779-2806
ext.707
cfletch6@umd.edu
Ellen Howard de Perez
Extension Program Assistant & EFNEP
Educator, Adult/English & Spanish
(240) 838-2331 edep@umd.edu
Lashawnda Scott
Maryland SNAP-Ed Program Assistant
  lscott15@umd.edu