University of Maryland Extension

Welcome to the University of Maryland Extension (UME) of Washington County which is part of a statewide, non-formal education system within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. This partnership also includes support from USDA as well as county government. The Washington County UME faculty and staff provide a broad range of outreach through workshops, seminars, classes, clinics, newsletters, consultations, and media efforts related to the following topics:

  • 4-H & Youth
  • Agriculture
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Home Gardening
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health & Wellness
  • Money


GREAT NEWS! WE ARE OPEN

We will slowly begin to take in-person appointments with a number of restrictions. Some of our faculty and staff are preparing to serve you in-person by appointment beginning the week of July 27. We will have a different protocol than before so it is vital that you call us at (301) 791-1404 to make an appointment and get instructions for your visit.

A mask will be required to meet with any member of our team. As always, we are available now to assist you via phone, email, and video conferencing. As a reminder, face-to-face educational events, including 4-H and Master Gardeners, have been postponed through July 31st.  

Jennifer Bentlejewski – 301-616-9445; jthorn@umd.edu
Annette Cormany – 301-791-1604 - Voice Mail 314; acormany@umd.edu
Rachel Forlifer – 301-791-1304 – Voice Mail ; forlifer@umd.edu
Jesse Ketterman – 301-791-1304 – Voice Mail ; jketterm@umd.edu
Lisa McCoy – 301-791-1504 – Voice Mail 315; lmccoy@umd.edu
Diane Montgomery – 301-791-1304 – Voice Mail 310; dianem@umd.edu
Jeff Semler – 301-791-1304 – Voice Mail 325; jsemler@umd.edu
Amanda Shank – 301-1404 – Voice Mail ; ashank1@umd.edu
Amy Simmons – 301-791-1404 – Voice Mail 311; simmons@umd.edu
Brian Sweeney – 301-791-1304 – Voice Mail ; sweeney@umd.edu
Ashley Travis – 301-791-1404 – Voice Mail ; ashley90@umd.edu

YouTube Channel 

Check out our YouTube Channel and see how we are staying connected to our clients, during this difficult time.

University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

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University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity, please contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office.