University of Maryland Extension

Frederick County

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Livestock Skillathon and Livestock Judging

Livestock Skillathon Would you like to be a member of the Frederick County 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team? Join us a the 4-H Office to learn about being a member of the Frederick County 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team. You do not have to show livestock or have any prior knowledge to participate. The...

Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance (AH&QA)

The Maryland and West Virginia 4-H and FFA Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance (AH&QA) Program is an on-line training program which enables youth to fulfill the Quality Assurance training requirement via internet from their home, school or local library. This program is offered to help...

Helping You Through COVID-19

Links And Information To Help You Get Through These COVID-19 Times. May 4, 2020 Dear neighbors: Marylanders are searching for information, resources and help to better their lives and stay in business during these uncertain times, while staying at home and managing family and work. The University...

4-H Friday Activities

Here are some great projects to do at home. Have fun! Arts and Crafts Environmental Activities Food Science Basics Indoor Gardening Quick and Healthy Snacks Photography Activities Simple Sewing Stem Activities Woodworking

COVID-19 Resources

Even though our office remains closed to the public, we are still here to help! Below is the contact information for our staff: Kelly Nichols, Ag Agent - , 301-600-3577 Kaitlyn Fuss, Nutrient Management Advisor - , 240-397-9563 Lisa Strong, Ag Administrative Assistant...

Catoctin Creek Variety Club

Club Type: Community Club - We are a general club and will provide opportunities for horse project specialty if members are interested. We have 8 to 10 club meetings a year, and focus on education, community service, and various 4-H events on both the county and state levels. Activities will focus...

Embryology - School House Chicks

School House Chicks is a hands-on embryology program provided by the University of Maryland Extension - Frederick County 4-H program, where schools are provided with the materials and eggs to offer a 21 day embryology experience in their classrooms. Teachers will receive lessons and resources to...

Custom Operator List

If you would like to be added to our Custom Operator list, please fill out the form below. Any questions contact Lisa at or 301-600-3576.

Ag Class/Workshop Resources

This page has resources that were handed out or talked about during classes/workshops. Customer Service Webinar (5/14/20) 2020 Central MD Agronomy Update February 20, 2020 Agenda Agronomic Disease Update (Fungicides on Corn) - MD Extension - A Kness Maintaining Forage Stand Persistence - MD...

Ag Research Results

2019 - Soybean Planting Population Description of Research The current soybean planting population recommendation for full season soybeans in Maryland is 140,000 plants per acre (ppa). However, this recommendation is based on research conducted in the early 2000s on initial Roundup Ready® varieties...


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