Our Mission

  • University of Maryland Extension is a statewide educational organization funded by federal, state, and local governments that brings research-based knowledge directly to individuals, families, and communities. Its mission is to educate citizens to apply practical, research-based knowledge to critical issues facing individuals, families, communities, the State, and our global partners.

    The 1890 Extension Program, headquartered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland, targets diverse audiences with special emphasis on those with limited resources to help them improve their quality of life. The 1890 Extension Program in Maryland is administered by Drs. Moses Kairo, 1890 Extension Administrator, and Dr. Maifan Silitonga, 1890 Associate Extension Administrator.