Welcome to UMES Extension

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (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 (SANS) and is partnered with University of Maryland Extension of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park.

UMES Extension employs approximately 50 people on the beautiful campus of UMES, 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


Sheep and goats born on UMES campus

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