We'd like to introduce you to a remarkable office located in the heart of St. Mary's County, where you can obtain useful, practical, up-to-date information on many subjects. It's called the University of Maryland Extension, St. Mary's County Office, and it acts as a county-wide educational system. It's sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland, St. Mary's County Government, and the U. S. Department of Agriculture; and has access to many of the University of Maryland's resources.

Our office services families with home horticulture and a Master Gardener volunteer program, diet, nutrition, parenting skills, consumer education, and food safety education. We serve our youth with 4-H clubs, school enrichment, healthy lifestyles, camping, leadership development, and our farmers, landscapers, and nursery enterprises facts about raising crops and livestock, protecting the environment, animal and crop diagnostics, marketing farm products, farm and business management, pest management, and alternative agriculture.

Our Programs

  • 4-H Clover

    4-H Youth Development

  • St. Mary's Greenhouse

    Agriculture and Food Systems

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    Family and Consumer Sciences

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    Home Gardening



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    Water and Chesapeake Bay

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    Extension Advisory Council

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    County Newsletters