The Cooperative Extension Service is a national program supporting state and county organizations that distribute information on rural skills and home economics.
Managed through landgrant universities, the Extension Service in New Mexico is represented by New Mexico State University. Many towns still have Extension Service offices and agents.
The Cooperative Extension Service makes available research-based information on "agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family issues, youth development, and community economic development" to improve quality of life.
The New Mexico Master Gardeners program, an adjunct of the Cooperative Extension Service, provides "accurate, research-based gardening information to county residents".
During gardening season, Master Gardeners are sometimes on hand at Public Library branches to answer questions and provide help to gardeners. Check our Home & Garden Events Page to see when a Master Gardener might be available at your nearest library branch.