University of Maryland Extension
Baltimore County Office
1114 Shawan Road, Suite 2
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The University of Maryland Extension Office offers educational programs and assistance to the community in the areas of agriculture, food safety, nutrition, and 4-H and youth development.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Information about commercial use of agriculture and horticulture in Baltimore County.
The Baltimore County Office of the University of Maryland Extension is a source of agriculture technical information. Recommendations are provided through numerous fact sheets and educational seminars. Major educational programs focus on commercial vegetable and field crop production; integrated pest management; safety training for pesticide license certification; pasture and nutrient management.
Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners
The information center on Home and Garden provides the Maryland Master Gardener Program and many other Home and Garden activities.
The Urban Agriculture Education Program focus is to maintain a healthier environment by promoting urban and suburban greening initiatives through environmentally friendly horticultural practices.
Family and Consumer Science
Educational programs are available for adults and youth in Family and Consumer Science.
The Baltimore County Family and Consumer Science Extension Educators offer research-based, practical information for consumers, community groups, and business audiences. Most of these programs have little or no fee.
4-H Youth Development
4-H is an informational educational program of the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension.
The Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive setting for youth to reach their fullest potential. Children learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community-focused, research-based, experiential educational programs. Participation is open to all youth ages five to 18 who reside in Baltimore County. The Clover Program is open to ages five to seven years and the 4-H Program is targeted toward eight to 18 year old participants.