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Governor Christie Proclaims May 2014 as Cooperative Extension Month

In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Cooperative Extension, Governor Chris Christie proclaimed May 2014 as Cooperative Extension Month in New Jersey.

In New Jersey, Cooperative Extension is part of the Rutgers University - New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station located at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and is supported by funds from county, state and federal governments as well as contracts and grants, private donations and service fees.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension focuses on extending knowledge and changing lives in New Jersey by bringing the research of Rutgers University and the land-grant university system to the people in New Jersey.  Rutgers Cooperative Extension supports our state’s agriculture and provides vital services to our state’s farmers.  In addition, Cooperative Extension provides educational programs, urban and community outreach, 4-H youth development, food, nutrition and health and economic and workforce development.

For more information on Rutgers Cooperative Extension visit and for more information on the 100th Anniversary of Rutgers Cooperative Extension visit