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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,...
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...
A Lesson in Embryology
Apr 15, 2020 -- University of Maryland Extension is finding solutions to continue educating our communities in this time of social distancing and we’re excited to share a few of our successful endeavors and...
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...
Women in Agriculture Events Announced for 2020
Nov 19, 2019 -- The MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Program is proud to announce winter programs for 2020.  These include the Annual Conference, 5 locations of Annie’s Project and a QuickBooks Class for farm...
Shade loving plants
Aug 30, 2019 -- Ginny Rosenkranz from University of Maryland Extension Office shared her expertise on shade-loving plants. Ginny introduced viewers to coleus, hostas, caladium and coral bells. She also explained...
Image of poultry house at sunrise on the Eastern Shore of MD.  Image by Jon Moyle
Workshops Aimed at Local Officials Covering Developing Agricultural Issues to be Held in Wye Mills and Salisbury
Aug 19, 2019 -- College Park, MD. – Chesapeake College and the Lower Shore American Job Center will host one-day workshops for local officials interested in learning more about developing...
Light of Literacy Award presented to Wicomico County UME
May 1, 2019 -- The Wicomico County University of Maryland Extension team was awarded a 2019 Light of Literacy award by Wicomico Public Library, for their programming supporting traditional, financial and health...
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 Maryland Crop Production Meetings Announced
Oct 23, 2017 -- University of Maryland Extension has announced dates for this year’s crop production meetings that will be conducted around the state between December and March.  The most recent research,...
Industry Experts Speak on Poultry Water Quality, Litter Management
Oct 4, 2017 -- Industry experts speak on poultry water quality, litter...
Growing With Grains - Food From Our Farms
Apr 20, 2017 -- Many children today do not have the opportunity to be involved with growing food for their family. With the Growing with Grains – Food from our Farms program, kindergarten students at Willards...
Caring For A Fresh Cut Christmas Tree
Dec 19, 2016 -- There's nothing better than the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree in the home for the holiday season.  Having a fresh cut tree takes some maintenance to ensure it lasts...
Poultry Growers Electrical Farm Safety Workshop
May 26, 2016 -- POULTRY GROWERS ELECTRICAL FARM SAFETY WORKSHOPPoultry Growers Electrical Farm Safety workshop seeks to save lives...
4-H Making a Difference in Pocomoke City
Nov 2, 2015 -- Worcester UME would like to give a shout out to our 4-H Program Assistant Kelly Carroll-Richardson for truly making a difference on National Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 24, 2015....
Welcome Kathy Decker to Worcester UME
Oct 28, 2015 -- Welcome KATHY DECKER to Worcester County UME! Kathy is the new Administrative Assistant II for the Worcester County Extension Office in Snow Hill, MD. Kathy was raised in Salisbury and...
Taking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenza
Sep 18, 2015 -- By:Paul Goeringer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and AgLaw Education Initiative,Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension, andAshley...
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...
Extension Hosts 25th Annual Lower Shore Farm Tour
May 20, 2015 -- (The following article was written by Lauren Holloway from WBOC TV) MARDELA SPRINGS, Md.- University of Maryland Extension-Lower Shore held their 25th annual Lower Shore Wicomico...
Avian Influenza: What You Need to Know, Not Fear
May 18, 2015 -- College Park, Md. – As the current outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to sweep across states from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest regions of the country, the...
DPI Recognizes Its Best at Annual Banquet
Apr 20, 2015 -- Hundreds of people supportive of the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland this evening for the Delmarva Poultry Industry Booster Banquet, the 1,800-...
Farming: Pencil to Plow
Apr 16, 2015 -- On March 30, 2015, the University of Maryland Extension held a graduation ceremony for 14 aspiring farmers who completed the 8 week nationally recognized agricultural entrepreneurship training...
4-H Health Rocks Youth Ambassador Program and Summit
Nov 12, 2014 -- Youth truly know better, 66% of Wicomico County 12th graders report that their parents discourage underage drinking, however 52% of them also consumed hard liquor in the past 30 days....
Home and Garden Information Center to end 800 Phone Service
Nov 12, 2014 -- Keeping up with changes in clientele needs and teaching tools is a hallmark of Extension work. UME facul-ty and staff face this challenge everyday—How do we prior-itize client needs and UME...
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...
24th Annual Children's Farm Tour
24th Annual Children's Farm Tour
May 16, 2014 -- Maryland agriculture is vital to the long-term health of the state's economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farm land also provides a wide variety of fresh, nutritious food that is...
Rain Garden Clean Up
Need a Rain Garden? There’s an App for That!
Feb 26, 2014 -- Have you ever thought about putting in a rain garden but worried the process was too complicated? Do your clients need help but don’t know where to turn? Now there’s a great solution – the...
Maryland Make it With Wool Sewing School!
Feb 18, 2014 -- A workshop for youth and adults from beginner to experienced skill levels
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...
MDA News: Sate Veterinarian Offers Tips for Backyard Flock Owners Attending Poultry Events
Oct 4, 2013 -- MDA NEWS:   State Veterinarian Offers Tips for Backyard Flock Owners Attending Poultry...
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