University of Maryland Extension offering new online programs

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – The University of Maryland Extension is offering some new programs for the Lower Shore. The new programs center around helping farmers find resources, teaching people how to grow their own food, and self care.

UMD Extension also says they’re shifting their 4-H and youth development programs to an online format. Kids can find projects and instruction on the school’s website and Facebook page. Program directors tell 47ABC that they wanted to be able to help people navigate these difficult times. “We are in new and challenging times and we recognize that people are unaccustomed to not finding all the things they need right when they need them, so we’re trying to adapt ourselves as as well as for our community,” said area extension director for the Lower Shore, Karen Reddersen.

The school says they offer a large number of other programs that people can get involved with. UMD Extension says their main goal is to keep people educated and in contact with resources, all while staying safe and healthy.

To access the programs, you can log on to their website.

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