A grant of $27.5 million by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation was awarded to the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences to develop a comprehensive, interdisciplinary project called New Agriculture for a New Generation, that would create job opportunities for youth in the agriculture and food sector in Greece alongside the Agricultural University of Athens and the American Farm School. Read the full story »
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County inaugurated a new teaching and demonstration site featuring a high tunnel at the Preakness Valley Golf Course. The installation of this structure will allow Rutgers Master Gardeners, youth and others to learn about horticultural and agricultural techniques. Read the full story »
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County Sensory Garden Team, led by certified Rutgers Master Gardener Linda Klug, was awarded 1st place in the Search for Excellence Competition at the 2019 International Master Gardeners Conference in Valley Forge, PA. Read the full story »
The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. Through its Cooperative Extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, dedicated 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agriculture and Natural Resources agents work to serve New Jersey residents in every area of the state. Read More About NJAES »
Did you know that the average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day? That’s about 3 times more than the recommended amount! Excess sugar in our diet can affect our health and can easily sneak into our diet through food processing or preparation. They even show up in foods that we don’t usually consider sweet.
County offices provide all kinds of information and assistance regarding 4-H, agriculture, family and community health sciences, marine science, and natural resources and the environment. Our Rutgers Cooperative Extension county offices, found in all 21 counties, are the result of a partnership between Rutgers Cooperative Extension, County Boards of Chosen Freeholders, and the US Department of Agriculture.
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station research and extension programs are primarily funded through appropriations and sponsored research. Private giving provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to make an impact on the diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live.