Vegetable and Fruit Production

The University of Rhode Island Vegetable ​Production ​Program ​​addresses the needs of all vegetable producers​ in Rhode Island and surrounding communities​. Whether ​it’s a one quarter acre ​operation ​or 400 acres, ​URI provides the most current ​science-based ​information in sustainable and profitable crop production practices​ to growers through site visits, newsletters, on-farm workshops and more. Our work spans research and Extension, with applied research conducted at the Gardner Crops Research Center (affectionately known as ​the ​URI ​Agronomy Farm)​ that is then translated for practical application through Cooperative Extension​ workshops and events.

Boots to Bushels – New Program!

1. Boots to Bushels Summer Workshops– calling all beginning farmers, military veterans, and those interested in pursuing a career in agriculture. Join us for hands-on learning at the URI Agronomy Farm this summer. Workshops will cover risk management topics ranging from methods to mitigate climate change, sustainable pest and disease management, cover crops and more! Each workshop is $10.00 or sign up for the entire series and save $20.00. NO REFUNDS Register and learn more by clicking here

2. Boots to Bushels – Market Garden Training for New England offers veterans, service members, and beginning farmers educational training on a range of topics including fruit and vegetable production, business development, finances, marketing and stress management.  Plus, you’ll make connections with local, regional and national resources. Want to be notified next time training is offered? Email


Program Director, Boots to Bushels - Market Garden Training for New England

Community Engagement Coordinator, Produce Safety Educator

Cooperative Extension


Director/ Diagnostician, Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

Plant Sciences and Entomology

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Assistant Professor in Controlled Environment Agriculture

Plant Sciences and Entomology


Agricultural Extension Agent


Resources For Growers