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Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Horticulture

Horticulture

Turn to University of Illinois Extension for research-based information on home horticulture.

Horticulture & Natural Resources

University of Illinois Extension connects people and their local horticulture and environmental concerns with the tools they need to pursue meaningful change. Whether it’s landscape aesthetics, sustainable practices, vital food production, pollinators or a myriad of other topics, UI Extension has the resources you need.  Rock Island County Extension also manages, trains and recruits dedicated Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers who work on a variety of projects to serve our community. By training and managing these Master volunteers, Extension is able to extend its resources and environmental knowledge to a great extent across our community.

Horticulture Programs in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties are led by Martha Smith,(Extension Educator, Horticulture)

Martha Smith connects research horticulture to commercial green industry professionals and general consumers, with an emphasis on integrated pest management strategies. She offers commercial and consumer trainings, individual consultation, and plant pest diagnosis. She seeks to engaging people from all walks of life in growing and appreciating plants to increase their time spent in nature benefit their overall health and well-being.

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