Causes: Children & Youth
Mission: To provide educational programming for the citizens of queen anne's county in the areas of 4-h and youth, family and consumer science, agriculture and horticulture. The intent is to help citizens find solutions to issues within their communities. The objectives of the members of the eac are to be the eyes and ears in our community: specifically to assist with identifying community needs for programming; assist with promotion of programming activities, assist with the recruitment of volunteers and to promote and "market" extension in the queen ann county community.
Programs: Agricultural programs - farmers are provided with educational programming and advice on marketing their crops. They are given assistance with nutrient management plans. Farmers and other individuals are offered trainings in order to maintain private pesticide applicator licenses and nutrient management voucher certificates. Farmers and other individuals receive education and services in these additional areas: soil conservation, noxious weed control, growing and harvesting crops, crop insect control, raising livestock and poultry, best management practices, risk management, and sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture practices. Women in the farming community are offered education in annie's project - a national program designed to encourage women to become integral partners in the farming industry. 4-h & youth development - experiential learning opportunities in 4-h are varied in subject matter and delivery methods. Children and youth learn through workshops, school-based programming, clinics, community 4-h clubs, trainings service learning programs and one-to-one instructions. Queen anne 4-h provides learning opportunities in animal science, entomology, environmental science, science and technology, agriculture literacy, tractor and farm safety, leadership and character development, written and spoken communication, citizenship and service. Horticulture/master gardeners - queen anne county homeowners are provided with services that include education in the following areas: productive gardening, bay-wise gardening, eco-friendly gardening and lawn maintenance, weed control, control of wild-life, insect identification and control recommendations, conservation and plant diagnostic services. Additionally, individuals can enroll in master gardener training. School aged children are offered junior master gardener training opportunities. All programming areas prepare research based information for the general public and share that information in written and electronic format (publications, newsletters, web-pages, etc). Nurtient management, family & consumer science, integrated pest management