MDA, University of Maryland Announce Farm Stress Assistance Program

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the University of Maryland Extension (UME), today announced a new statewide Farm Stress Assistance program designed to provide physical and mental health resources to rural communities. 

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Opening the Lines of Challenging Conversation

New University of Maryland Extension Family Communications and Estate Planning workshops seek to open up the lines of challenging conversation amongst farm families.

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Intergenerational 4-H Experience Builds Teen Leadership and Workforce Skills

While many students spent their summer vacations at the beach or playing video games, Baltimore City 4-H youth were teaching senior citizens in their community computer and internet skills. 

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Kendra Buckel Wells Inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame

Kendra Buckel Wells of Rockville, Maryland, was inducted into the National   4-H Hall of Fame on October 14 for her lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.

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Checking for Phytophthora blight

The hot wet weather this summer has been the perfect conditions for Phytophthora blight of vegetables. 

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Level Up Your Greenhouse Growing Skills

On July 8, 2021, greenhouse growers from across Maryland gathered to level up their professional skills with a research update and tour at Catoctin Mountain Growers, a large nursery production greenhouse in Western Maryland. 

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