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Kelly Nichols


Agriculture Agent

Montgomery County 18410 Muncaster Road Derwood, Maryland 20855


  • Agronomy
  • Beginning Farmer
  • Commercial Horticulture
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety
  • Integrated Weed Management


  • M.S., Agronomy/Weed Science, Penn State University
  • B.S., Soil Science, Penn State University

Kelly's educational programming focuses on commercial crop production, including agronomy and horticulture. (For home lawn and garden questions, please contact the Montgomery County Master Gardeners at or the Home and Garden Information Center.)

Kelly grew up on her family's dairy farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. She attended Penn State University, where she received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Her graduate research focused on controlling pokeweed in agronomic crops. After graduating, Kelly worked as an Agronomy Agent for Penn State Extension. She has been with University of Maryland Extension since 2017.

For more information, visit the Montgomery County agriculture and food systems website.