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


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, Family & Consumer Science Educator - 667-253-3902

Traci Leto, Snap-Ed Program Assistant - 667-253-3914

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