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Rhode Island local county extension offices

Your extension agent from the Cooperative Extension office can help answer your garden and farming questions and they're free! Just click on the area below closest to you!  The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.

Email:  Kathleen M. Mallon Center, 3 East Alumni Avenue, Kingston RI 02881

See this page for the Rhode Island extension services list of contacts and specialties

free seed program

Free vegetable, flower and herb seed packets are available for schools, community and youth groups, 4-H clubs, community gardens, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and individuals, while supplies last in January each year. This program is made possible annually through the generous donation of expired seeds by Ocean State Job Lot.

gardening and environmental hotline

The URI Gardening and Environmental Hotline identifies plants or insects in your garden, and will provide you with horticultural information.

plant protection clinic

The URI Plant Protection Clinic identifies insect problems on plants and in the home, and will diagnose plant diseases.

request a master gardener kiosk

Ask a URI Master Gardener at informational kiosks set up at large events and host sites throughout Rhode Island.

request a speaker

Trained URI Master Gardener volunteers present workshops on a variety of topics related to environmentally-sound horticulture. Presentations are available for host organizations in Rhode Island and bordering towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

soil ph testing service

URI Master Gardener volunteers conduct soil tests to help determine soil pH level and predominant soil texture, while also providing recommendations for gradual correction of your soil problems. This service is available at various locations around the state, or by submitting a "Request Soil pH Testing for your event" form.

tickencounter resource center

The TickEncounter Resource Center helps educate and promote the most up-to-date, effective, tick-bite prevention techniques.

aquaculture extension

Providing The Most Current ​Science-Based ​Information In Sustainable And Profitable Aquacultural Crop Production Practices​ To Growers Through Site Visits, Periodic Publications, Workshops And More..

fruit and vegetable production

The Vegetable and Fruit Production program addresses the needs of all commercial growers in Rhode Island and surrounding communities. Whether your operation is one quarter acre or 400 acres, URI can provide the most current information in sustainable and profitable crop production practices.

food safety education program

A variety of information and publications available for everyone from consumers to food service employees.

integrated pest management program

Landscape IPM and biological control implementation in communities; IPM implementation in specialty crops; IPM support for pest diagnostic facilities.

master gardener program

Education on sustainable horticulture topics to volunteer educators; volunteer community projects throughout RI.

northeast small ruminant parasite control

Integrated small ruminant parasite control topics to farmers, veterinarians and Extension colleagues throughout Northeast.

pesticide safety education program

Year-round program on pesticide applicator training and testing for private and commercial pesticide applicators (regulatory requirement) in cooperation with RI DEM.

plant protection clinic

URI Plant Protection Clinic diagnoses plant disease and insect problems for all plant owners, landscapers, and commercial growers in RI.