Wicomico County

Welcome to the University of Maryland Extension (UME) of Wicomico County which is part of a statewide educational organization funded by federal, state, and local governments. 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 UME network of local or regional offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. UME has field offices in all twenty-three Maryland counties and Baltimore City.

This mission is accomplished by faculty and staff within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore through the discovery, integration, dissemination, and application of research based knowledge in the agricultural, human, and life sciences.

The Wicomico County UME faculty and staff provide a broad range of outreach through workshops, seminars, classes, clinics, newsletters, consultations, and media efforts related to the following topics:   

  • 4-H & Youth

  • Agriculture

  • Home Gardening

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Wellness

  • Money

Great News!! You can now call us using our direct lines.

Karen Reddersen, Area Extension Director - 667-253-3910

Virginia Rosenkranz, Commercial Horticulture Educator & Master Gardener Coordinator - 667-253-3903

Haley Sater, AG Educator - 667-253-3909

Amy Rhodes, 4H Educator - 667-253-3906

Melissa Esley-Collins, 4H Program Assistant - 667-253-3911

Keri Grant, Nutrient Management Advisor - 667-253-3907

Lynn Matava, Snap-Ed Nutrition Educator - 667-253-3901

Diane Lewis, Administrative Assistant II - 667-253-3900


Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming AG Event

Eastern Shore Pesticide Management Conference - will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Location : Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804. 

About this Event
This conference is for Commercial Pesticide Applicators, Landscape Contractors, Arborists, and Professional Fertilizer Applicators to get education credits for renewing their license. As soon as you have paid eventbrite, an confirmation email will be sent. The link to Eventbrite: 2023 Eastern Shore Pest Conference. For a copy of the flyer please email or call Diane Lewis at dlewis97@umd.edu, 667-253-3900.


7:30-8:00 Check in and Registration

8:00 – 8:50 Aquatic Pest Control Kelly Billing, Owner Water Becomes a Garden

9:00 – 9:50 Plant Diseases are Shifty Enemies Dr. Timothy Waller, Rutgers U

10:00 – 10:50 Plant Insect Pests are Shifty Enemies Emily Zobel. UME

11:00 – 11:50 Plant Diseases are Shifty Enemies Dave Clement, UME

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break - gourmet on your own

12:30-1:20 Turf Nutrient Management: Determining the Correct Fertilizers PFA Andrew Ristvey, UME

1:30-2:20 Does your calibration Measure up? PFA Chuck Schuster, Emeritus UME

2:30 – 3:20 Right Of Way and Turf W**d Identification and Control Ginny Rosenkranz, UME

3:30- 4:00 MDA Pesticide Update David Parks, MDA

Brief breaks will be taken between topics

Chuck Schuster, Emeritus UME

Please make sure that you sign one of the MDA Attendance Sheets after the session in order to receive recertification credits.

MD Credits: 2 (forestry), 3A, 3B, 3C (Turf, Ornamental Interior, Ornamental Exterior), 5 (Aquatics), 6 (Right of Way), 7 (General Pest), 10 (Research & Demonstration)

DE and D.C. Credits: 2 (forestry), 3A, 3C (Turf, Ornamental Interior, Ornamental Exterior), 5 (Aquatics), 6 (Right of Way).

VA Credits: 3A, 3B (Turf, Ornamental Exterior), 10, (Research & Demonstration), 60 (Registered Technician).

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