University of Maryland Extension

UME Response to COVID-19

In response to the University of Maryland, Montgomery County Government and Governor Larry Hogan’s actions taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County Office is implementing policies to limit in-person transactions and safeguard the health of its employees, stakeholders and the general public.

Effective immediately, University of Maryland Extension is currently functioning, however, building access is limited to staff only. Our employees are teleworking so appointments will be held via email and/or conference call between 8 am and 4:30 pm. During this time, our staff will continue to be available. Leave a message at 301-590-9638 which is monitored during normal business hours and your message will be routed to the appropriate faculty or staff.

Additionally, all in-person public meetings will be cancelled, postponed or held via teleconference.

As part of the state’s strong response to COVID-19, Governor Hogan issued an executive order providing a grace period for any state licenses, permits and/or registrations that may be expiring or up for renewal during the state of emergency. Renewal deadlines will be extended up to 30 days after the state of emergency is lifted. This order applies to a number of items issued by MDA programs, including but not limited to: pesticide applicator licenses, State Chemist product registrations and nutrient management certifications.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and University of Maryland Extension will continue working hard to maintain normal operations as much as possible. Any questions regarding specific programs or services should be emailed to your program leader or to be directed to the proper person.

For more information on the statewide response to COVID-19, please visit or

University of Maryland Extension – Montgomery County Office

"Today marks FOUR weeks from the FOURth day of the FOURth month - which means on April 4th, Maryland 4-H will be launching our first annual $4 for 4-H giving day! Join us on this day of celebration to give back to Maryland 4-H by donating online through gifts of $4 increments.

The goals for our first $4 for 4-H giving day are to have 100% participation from our 23 counties and Baltimore City AND to raise $4,000!

You can designate part of your gift to support the county/city of your choosing. Each county/city will receive 50% of every donation designated to them on April 4th. These gifts will be used to support programming on a LOCAL level!

We hope you'll mark your calendars and join us for #$4for4H!

Go to to make your donation!

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Montgomery County Extension Office

We would like to introduce you to a remarkable office located in the heart of Montgomery County where you can obtain useful, practical, up-to-date information on many subjects. It's called the University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County, and it acts as a countywide educational system.

It is sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland, Montgomery County Government, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and has access to many of the University of Maryland's resources.

When people ask for help Extension personnel respond in many ways. Crucial to the Extension's informal education system, they teach in settings far more diverse than the traditional classroom. You'll find they deliver valuable assistance by:

  • answering phone inquiries
  • speaking one-on-one with visitors
  • making on-site farm visits
  • sponsoring public meetings, tours, demonstrations, and expos/fairs
  • conducting seminars and speaking engagements
  • publishing newsletters and writing newspaper columns
  • making radio and TV broadcasts
  • distributing accurate technical publications with solutions to specific problems
  • computer networking

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