Maryland State Coordinator
Jeff Semler joined Northeast SARE as the state coordinator for the University of Maryland in College Park in 2010. Jeff is an Extension educator in Washington County, in western Maryland. He is an alumnus of West Virginia University where he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. In addition, he earned a Master's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut where his emphasis was in the area of the Physiology of Reproduction.
Jeff began his career with University of Maryland Extension as a 4-H Agent in Baltimore County in 1988 and has been at his current post since December of 1996. Jeff brings his lifelong love of farming and his goal of assisting farmers with their livelihoods while maintaining or improving their soil, plant and animal resources to his position as state coordinator.
Jeff also has two on-going research projects at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center. The first of these is the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test Link. The second investigates various forage production methods under both conventional and organic management. Jeff has also recently begun some work with small poultry flocks.