Welcome to UMES Extension

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension (UMES Extension) is a statewide, non-formal educational organization funded by federal, state, and local governments to bring research-based solutions for everyday problems directly to individuals, families, and communities.

UMES Extension is an integral part of the UMES School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences and is partnered with University of Maryland Extension out of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park.

UMES Extension employs approximately 50 employees located on the beautiful campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in the tri-county offices on the Lower Eastern Shore, and in Southern Maryland.


  • Extending Knowledge Changing Lives

Animal Agriculture
4H Youth Development
Small Farms Program
Family Nutrition & Health
Agriculture Production & Environment


4-H STEM and Youth Development

Agricultural Production and the Environment

Small Farm Program

Agricultural Communications

Animal Agriculture

Community and Economic Development

Family Nutrition & Health

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Ed. Program
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Program  
  • Well Connected Communities

Faculty & Staff Directory


Growing Medicinal Herbs For Income:

January 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information and to register, click HERE!

UMES Ag Showcase 2022

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