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2021 Maryland Crop Production Meetings Announced
Oct 19, 2020 -- 2021 Maryland Crop Production Meetings AnnouncedUniversity of Maryland Extension has announced dates for this year’s crop production meetings December through February. The meetings will be...
New Extension Webpage for Agriculture
Oct 19, 2020 -- The Agriculture and Food Systems (AgFS) Team is excited to announce a new logo and website that...
COVID-19 Update from UME
Jun 29, 2020 -- As the community outreach arm of the University of Maryland, we have been serving Maryland’s neighborhoods and residents for over 100 years, and despite the recent changes,...
Kendra Wells
National 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Laureates Announced
Jun 8, 2020 -- Sixteen individuals will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame during a special ceremony to be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase,...
UME Family & Consumer Sciences Virtual Education
Apr 27, 2020 -- Since the establishment of Extension services in 1914, agents have provided science-based education in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). The knowledge and advice FCS agents deliver to their...
Extension Innovation in Times of COVID
Apr 20, 2020 -- Food shortages and social distancing in grocery stores have caused agriculture and local food sources to be at the forefront of the public’s mind. For over 100 years, Extension has...
UME COVID-19 Response
Mar 26, 2020 -- The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes throughout the entire country. University of Maryland Extension (UME) is committed to maintaining the resources Maryland needs to continue thriving...
2020 Spring Gardening Conference
Jan 5, 2020 -- Event Date is February 22, 2020This year our conference focuses on helping you create and maintain sustainable gardens to enjoy now and for years to come.  This day-long...
Gearbox Club robotics Team wins Baltimore Tournament!
Dec 20, 2019 -- The FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team (FTC Team 7393, electron Volts) which is run by the Montgomery County Gearbox 4-H Club, won 1st place at a competition Sunday, December 15.The kids...
2019 Spring Gardening Conference
Jan 4, 2019 -- Saturday, February 23, 2019 is the date of the this year's Montgomery County Master Gardeners Spring Gardening Conference. The day-long event is open to the public and offers...
Combine harvesting wheat. Image by Lynda Bullock.
Series of Upcoming Workshops Focused on Successful Farm Transfers
Oct 14, 2018 -- College Park, MD – This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the...
2018 Fall Urban Gardening Expo
Sep 21, 2018 -- NEW! Let’s Get Growing! Saturday, October 13th Visit the Silver Spring Library, where Montgomery County Master Gardener volunteers will answer questions, offer information, give...
2018 Grow It Eat It Spring Open House
Feb 27, 2018 -- Grow It Eat It Spring Open HouseSaturday, April 28th, 2018 · 12pm-...
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Farmers May Apply Commercial Fertilizer to Small Grains Beginning February 25
Feb 21, 2018 -- ANNAPOLIS, MD (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture today announced that farmers who planted small grains for harvest last fall may “top dress” these crops with commercial...
2018 Spring Gardening Conference
Jan 15, 2018 -- Saturday, February 24, 2018 is the date of the this year's Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference. The day-long event is open to the public and offers multiple presentations...
Urban Gardening Fall Event
Aug 24, 2017 -- NEW! Let’s Get Growing! Saturday, October 14th Visit the Silver Spring Library, where Montgomery County Master Gardener volunteers will answer questions, offer information, give...
2018 Spring Conference
Aug 8, 2017 -- The Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference is scheduled for February 24, 2018. (Snow date is March 3, 2018).  The conference will be held at University of...
Grow It Eat It 2018 Spring Open House
Aug 8, 2017 -- Montgomery County Master Gardeners is hosting our 2018 Spring Grow It Eat It Open House on April 28, 2018. Click here to view our event brochure from the 2017...
Grow It Eat It 2017 Spring Open House
Mar 8, 2017 -- Click here to view our event brochure from the 2017 Spring Grow It Eat It Open House....
2017 Spring Conference
Jan 5, 2017 -- The Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference is scheduled for February 25, 2017. The conference will be held at University of Maryland Extension Montgomery County Office,...
Grow It Eat It 2016 Summer Open House
May 30, 2016 -- The Montgomery County Summer Grow It Eat It event will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm (with some children's programs starting earlier.)  We will have our traditional...
“Grow Anywhere” Gardening Expo in Silver Spring
Mar 16, 2016 -- The Urban Gardening initiative of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners will host a Gardening Expo on Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at...
Fifth Annual Grow It Eat It (GIEI) Open House
Mar 15, 2016 -- The Montgomery County Master Gardeners, part of University of Maryland Extension, will host a GIEI Spring Open House on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm at the Montgomery County Extension,...
Meet Dean Beyrouty
Nov 6, 2015 -- Dr. Craig Beyrouty officially started on November 1st as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. In this role, he will also serve as...
Close Encounters with Agriculture
Another Successful Year for Close Encounters with Agriculture
Nov 2, 2015 -- Over the final 3 weeks in October we have welcomed more than 4,000 students, teachers and chaperones to the Close Encounters program. Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning...
2015 Annual Harvest Festival CANCELLED
Oct 1, 2015 -- 2015 ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL CANCELLED!
University of Maryland to Award Scholarships to 4-H State Fair Winners
Aug 5, 2015 -- Youth participating in 4-H competitions during the upcoming 2015 Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. will have an extra incentive to put on a good...
Farm Management Classes for Women
Jan 5, 2015 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT Karen Basinger 410-313-1908Farm Management Classes for Women Annie’s...
Upcoming Farm Bill Workshops Announced For Maryland Producers
Oct 31, 2014 --             USDA – Farm Service Agency University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland Extension (UME), Maryland Department of Agriculture...
Maryland Make it With Wool Sewing School!
Feb 18, 2014 -- A workshop for youth and adults from beginner to experienced skill levels
Ag Week at the Mall Schedule
Feb 4, 2014 -- FREDERICK COUNTY AGRICULTURE WEEK The Frederick County Agriculture Week will be held on February 17-22, 2014 at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland with the...
New Leadership for University of Maryland Extension
Jan 16, 2014 -- The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Wright as the new Associate Dean/Associate Director of University of Maryland...
Close Encounters with Agriculture
Thank you Close Encounters Volunteers!
Nov 6, 2013 -- We would like to take a moment to thank our volunteers for their teaching efforts with regard to Close Encounters with Agriculture. They are the key to the program as...
2013 Maryland State 4-H Aerospace Challenge
Aug 6, 2013 -- Sunday July 21st, twenty-two 4-H competitors from five counties competed in the 2013 Maryland State 4-H Aerospace Challenge, held at the Howard County Fairgrounds.  The challenge determined the...
News from EFNEP
May 9, 2013 -- Marlene Orantes, EFNEP Educator in Montgomery County, presented a poster at the National EFNEP Conference in Washington, DC on March 12, 2013.  The poster, entitled “Pilot Testing a New Model for...
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