University of Delaware Cooperative Extension offices remain temporarily closed to protect our community’s health and safety.
Staff members are listed below along with their speciaties, county and contact information. If you need assistance specifically with plant/insect diagnostic samples, soil tests or lawn and garden questions, there are additional online resources available to you:
Meet our Director
As Associate Dean and Director, Dr. Michelle Rodgers provides overall leadership for programs, personnel and the organizational development of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.
Dr. Rodgers is chair of the national Extension Committee of Organization and Policy (ECOP) and served as co-chair of the ECOP Health task force. She also serves on the board of The Journal of Extension, Inc. and served as President in 2014. At the University of Delaware she is a member of the Commission on Outreach and Engagement for the University of Delaware.
Dr. Rodgers holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as a master’s degree in rural sociology and a doctorate in agricultural education, both from Penn State.
531 South College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716-2103
Alison R. Brayfield
69 Transportation Road
County Director: Susan Truehart Garey
For a listing of staff at the Kent County location
New Castle County
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
County Director: Maria Pippidis
For a listing of staff at the New Castle County location
Carvel Research & Education
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947
County Director: Cory Whaley
For a listing of staff at the Sussex County location