University of Maryland Extension

August 6, 2020

To our Queen Anne’s County Constituents:

I am so pleased to let you know that the QAC Extension Office located at the front of the Sheriff’s Office building is open, but for appointments only. We are currently operating in a hybrid mode to ensure social distancing and minimal contact amongst our faculty, staff, and the public. So please know the person that you need to see may not be available on a given day. Please communicate directly with that person and they can schedule you.  Our office doors are locked, so if you have an appointment, please notify the person who your meeting is with upon your arrival and someone will meet you outside. If possible, you will likely meet outside at our picnic table. Please know that we are expected to practice social distancing and wear masks, and ask that you do the same during any current visit to the Extension office. Thank you for your patience during these interesting times!

You can find our office personnel with their roles and emails here

For contact tracing purposes, we ask that you fill out a brief survey online before your visit here


Best Wishes,


Dr. Paul R. Rickert

Area Extension Director- Upper Shore Cluster




"For over 100 years, the University of Maryland Extension has served the state with research-based education and scientific solutions for our most essential needs. We reaffirm our commitment to that long-standing tradition with the release of our five-year strategic programming plan, outlining the breadth and depth of initiatives essential to Maryland.
Our educators have invested their expertise into the state of Maryland and its people in the areas of agriculture, youth development, healthy living, and environmental responsibility. Expert faculty and support staff engaged over 400,000 residents last year, delivering programs in person and online, serving all 23 counties and Baltimore City.
But we don’t do it all alone.
UME partners with over 5,000 groups, agencies, institutions, and organizations.  These partnerships tackle problems ranging from mental health and the rural opioid crisis, to helping farmers feed more people and stay profitable in uncertain times. We also engage almost 6,000 volunteers, working together to see Maryland’s youth and communities thrive in a sustainable environment.
We invite you to review our five-year programmatic plan and learn more about how we serve Maryland’s communities. We continue to develop research-based scientific solutions and provide the expertise, resources, and knowledge for a better, healthier, more profitable Maryland."



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